Life-changing speaker line-up confirmed for the 2018 Women's Lifestyle Expo

In today’s fast-paced world, with women trying to do it all, it’s important to take time out and embrace the gorgeous, dynamic woman within.

Founder and MD of Win Win Solutions 4 Africa; and Country Director for WEConnect International in South Africa, Jean Chawapiwa.
Image Supplied by Womem's Lifestyle Expo

That’s why the Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018) – brought to you by FMI - has organised an all-fun, all-functional, all-fantastic weekend of pampering, dangerously sinful dining, and inspiring talks. Visitors will get access to the empowering insights of the best financial, lifestyle, business and medical and consultants during a series of must-attend workshops.

This dynamic networking and trend-sourcing event will be taking place at Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza, from 29 to 30 September 2018.

“Women have perfected the art of multitasking, which is why the Women’s Lifestyle Expo has put together a diverse array of presenters and inspiring feminine experiences to be relished over one weekend,”

said Helen Johns, co-founder of the Women’s Lifestyle Expo.

“This event is about drawing together some of South Africa’s extraordinary decision-makers and visionaries whose actions and ideas are changing the world. These include entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who will be talking on a various interesting, edgy and motivational topics. In between the 45-minute workshops, visitors will get to indulge in some retail therapy and well-deserved pampering!” 

The general entry ticket price of R250 entitles each visitor to two workshops. These can be booked online in advance, as space is filling up quickly. Just some of the workshop themes on the programme are:

Women as Entrepreneurs

Wanting to start your own business? If you consider professions in the mining sector, or overseeing operations across the African continent, as solely roles for men, then Jean Chawapiwa’s talk will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. Founder and MD of Win Win Solutions 4 Africa; and Country Director for WEConnect International in South Africa, Chawapiwa has spent more than 10 years of her career in the African mining sector. She’ll be sharing her experience and passion for the new horizons open to female entrepreneurs wanting to grow their businesses.

Non-invasive prenatal testing: revolutionary genetic testing for Down Syndrome (brought to you by AMPATH)

A must-attend for any woman planning on having a baby – and even those with a general interest in DNA. Dr Jessica Trusler, agenetics researcher at AMPATH laboratories, will share interesting insights into the latest research on genetics screening for pregnancies.

When:  Saturday, 29 September, 4pm to 4.45pm.

Sunday, 30 September, 12pm to 12.45pm.

Financially Fit, Financially Free (brought to you by FMI)

There’s nothing quite as liberating as being on the road to financial independence. It’s just as important putting the time and effort into planning a financial future as it is getting into shape. A trusted FMI independent financial adviser will share her tips on making your money work for you and your lifestyle.

When:  Saturday, 29 September, 12pm to 12.45pm. 

Sunday, 30 September, 11am to 11.45am.

Early breast cancer testing: the Angelina Jolie effect (brought to you by AMPATH)

In 2013 actress Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer after tests showed she had a gene mutation. Dr Sarah Walters, a genetics researcher from AMPATH laboratories, will talk about this potentially life-saving decision, the importance of early screening, as well as the various options available to women.

When:  Saturday, 29 September, 1pm to 1.45pm.

Sunday, 30 September, 4pm to 4.45pm.

Financial Planning for the Independent Woman (brought to you by FMI)

We are all in charge of our own financial destiny but, with so many things to consider and choices to make, it can be overwhelming. One of FMI’s trusted independent female financial advisers will discuss the importance of income protection, cancer cover, savings, investing and more. It’s all about empowering you and your future.

When:  Saturday, 29 September, 5pm to 5.45pm.

Sunday. 30 September, 3pm to 3.45pm.

And so much more…

Alongside this informative workshop programme, visitors to the Women’s Lifestyle Expo will get to indulge in the best in fashion, beauty and food, all in one revitalising space! Take some time to try on-trend fashion styles and accessories, while consulting with leading cosmetics’ specialists.

Once you feel like the new you, it’s time to indulge in some delicious dining options in the artisanal food emporium. Whether it’s a healthy snack, a wholesome meal, a sinfully decadent dessert or a crisp glass of bubbly that you’re after, the Women’s Lifestyle Expo has all you need to feel truly spectacular.

Women’s Lifestyle Expo details:

When:                 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.

Times:                 Saturday, 29 September 10am to 8pm.

                            Sunday, 30 September 10am to 6pm.

Venue:                 Montecasino Piazza

Tickets:                R250 per person per day for a general entry ticket.


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