Zimbabwe Digital News
Zimbabwe’s High Teas society is coming back to Harare on Saturday April 28, promising to be bigger, better, and full of opportunities.
Organiser Bonnie Chimanikire has twice within a week gone live on facebook to promote the event, saying the event, the second ever, at the Organikks in Chisipite, will be another delicious excuse for the ladies (and men) to dress up, look good and share inspirational stories – over tea, and good food.
“Come on Zimbabwe, this is a day like no other. We are calling on all like-minded Zimbabwean women (and men) to share unique experiences over a classic High Tea menu of savoury experience, and delicateseen. Come and see, come and be seen. Bring all the ideas, and meet people who are willing to make things happen,” said Chimanikire.
The High Tea was founded by Chimanikire, and her business partner Ntombizodwa Zoe Sibanda. Chimanikire is a business coach and voice-over artist, while Sibanda is an attorney, thought leader and is passionate about human rights.
The two, who are based in Johannesburg, unveiled the High Tea concept to great reviews in Johannesburg in 2015, and have since taken the event into a annual society. There are plans to take the concept to other countries on the continent.
The High Tea targets women in business, aspiring female entrepreneurs, women making a difference in communities, professionals as well as all women looking to be amongst women who are driven for positive change in their spheres of influence.
More than just a cup of tea
A ticket costs US$80 (about R960), but the organisers said that there was more to drinking tea and fashion. “Every detail has been deliberately looked into,” Chimanikire said, adding that “…this is far more than meeting for a simple cup of tea. It is an afternoon designed to impress, inspire and pamper all our guests.”
The event is billed as bringing like-minded women together for a common purpose which is to empower, motivate and encourage harmony and interdependence among women from different nationalities, backgrounds and races.
The High Tea targets women in business, aspiring female entrepreneurs, leading women in communities and careers and any woman looking to be among other women in hopes to gain knowledge, unity, support and resources across a wide range of industries and interests.
This year’s lineup of guests includes an all female speaker line up: Tendai Madondo [Media Fundi], Sapi Bachi [MD TBWA], Thato Moagi [Agriprenuer], Mellany Msengezi [GM Marketing-Econet] and Rebecca Kano- Munyuki [Business Leadership & Motivational Speaker].
There will also be great entertainment, a finance panel to help women who are in or aspire to be in business, exhibition booths and so much more. If last years’ High Tea debut is anything to go by, this year will be mind-blowing.
“We are also excited to join Maud Chifamba in her campaign to purchase building material for her former school. Maud Chifamba was the youngest university student in Africa. She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree at the age of 14,” Chimanikire said.
In December 2012, Chifamba was 5th on Forbes’ list of Top 100 Youngest Powerful Women in Africa. She was entered in the book of African Records as the youngest university student in the continent. Should you wish to contribute or be part of the campaign please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $80 and available from www.clicknpay.africa.
For media queries email: email@example.com. Zoe +27 73 882 8214 Bonnie: +27 61 029 8933. www.thehightea.co.za.
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