3rd Annual Moms in Business Africa Pop-up Market: A Beacon of Empowering Self-Sufficiency
Mayor Austin Abraham of Gaborone has underlined the city's commitment to rallying support for mothers in entrepreneurship. He emphasized the importance of stimulating self-sufficiency in women entrepreneurs.
A Platform for Empowerment
These inspiring words were spoken at the 3rd Annual Moms in Business Africa Pop-up Market. The event gathered scores of women entrepreneurs and mothers, providing them with a platform to showcase their offerings and promote themselves in a community of like-minded businesswomen.
Held under the theme, ‘Empowering self-sufficiency and integrated regional markets to alleviate woman and child poverty,’ the event aimed to address fundamental issues of self-reliance and poverty alleviation.
Mayor Abraham commended the organizers for being agents of change, offering women entrepreneurs a space to display their goods and services. He recognized that this event is a remarkable opportunity for the mothers of Botswana.
Fostering Entrepreneurial Growth
The pop-up market was not merely a marketplace; it was an opportunity for attendants to network, collaborate, generate revenue, stimulate self-sufficiency, and promote entrepreneurship in communities. Mayor Abraham emphasized that entrepreneurship is the key to economic empowerment and job creation. It is a crucial element in diversifying the country’s economy and exports.
Empowerment through Collaboration
The 3rd Annual Moms in Business Africa Pop-up Market received significant support from Botswana's important business sector stakeholders. Fhoster Manyaapelo, Board Member and Chairperson for Moms in Business, expressed his appreciation for the large turnout.
He stressed that he was delighted to witness women coming together to inspire and empower each other. Manyaapelo firmly believes that when one woman is empowered, the entire world benefits.
The Calling of Business
Refilwe Mfolwe, a Consultant in Commercial and Residential interior design and refurbishments, shared valuable insights. She highlighted the patience and passion required for venturing into business. Mfolwe emphasized that business is a calling, and it demands a deep commitment to one's chosen path.
She stressed the significance of interpersonal skills in business, a key factor for growth and expansion in the entrepreneurial world.