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Keep writing
your own
success story

During Women’s Month we hosted events and talks with the aim of encouraging women to own their success and to keep it in motion.

This is the 2nd year during Women’s Month that we’ve purposefully changed our name to honour every woman – and her limitless potential. Womentum is the action behind our intention - which is to be here for every woman’s journey to success.

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Womentum (noun)

Women who don’t apologise for their success; keep their
success in motion.

This is the 2nd year that we’ve purposefully changed our name to honour every woman – and her limitless potential. Womentum is the action behind our intention - which is to be here for every woman’s journey to success.


When we join forces, our momentum is unstoppable

9 August 2020 | 1 minute 20 second video

Own your success, take action and join the #SheOwnsHerSuccess movement.

Nontokozo Madonsela’s interview with SABC

4 August 2020 | 10 minute video

Nontokozo Madonsela, Group Chief Marketing Officer at Momentum, shares what #SheOwnsHerSuccess is about.

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Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, mom-preneur and radio broadcaster on The Workzone on JarandaFM.

#SheOwnsHer Success workshops

During Women’s Month, we hosted workshops presented by the highly-influential “mom-trepreneur” Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp. The workshops showcased women who are telling their stories and who are unapologetic about their success - using their voices to share their success with those who need it the most – other women.

Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People: Simple lessons for radical results.

Esther Wojcicki on believing in yourself and owning your success

At our first event held on 17 August we introduced you to Esther Wojcicki. Esther is famous for 3 things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of students; raising 3 daughters who have each become famously successful (CEO of YouTube, Founder and CEO of 23andMe, and a top medical researcher) and inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs. What do these 3 accomplishments have in common? They are the result of T.R.I.C.K, Esther’s secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical. Her new book, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results, explains it all. A further two workshops took place on 19 and 26 August 2020.


We’ve turned the “M” of our name to a “W”

We marked the beginning of Women’s Month by turning the “M” in our name to a “W”. It’s our way of recognising the efforts and courage of the women who not only occupy our offices, but our country too. To you, we say: you’ve earned your success - own it. South Africa, let’s stand proudly beside every woman as #SheOwnsHerSuccess

Centurion head office gets a makeover

5 August 2020 | 1 minute video

This August, we changed our name to ‘Womentum’ to salute all women who are owning their success.

An ambassador for women empowerment

5 August 2020 | 2 minute video

Film director, Venessa Buthelezi, helped us turn our “M” into a “W” on our Centurion head office building. Venessa is part of the South African Women in Film and Television (SWIFT), that aims to help get jobs for women in the film and television industry.


Stories to inspire you to keep your momentum

A successful woman is a woman who creates success on her own terms. Success doesn’t have to mean earning the best salary, buying the latest new thing, landing a high-powered job, or looking a certain way. Finding success means staying true to yourself and your own definition of success.

Conquering the world’s highest mountain and owning your success

11 August | 2 minute video

Saray Khumalo, Momentum Multiply ambassador, is a woman whose mindset has seen her overcome insurmountable barriers. Saray is #SheOwnsHerSuccess personified. Her recent debut in Destiny Magazine reveals how she’s owning her success and encouraging others to do the same. #SarayKhumaloXDestiny

Keep your success in motion

13 August 2020 | 2 minute video

This is Ana Scott, a financial adviser who doesn’t follow the standard – she sets it. Watch her story to see how #SheOwnsHerSuccess boldly and with pride.

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gsport awards

Recognising women who shatter barriers in sport

gsport is an online initiative launched in 2006 to raise the profile of South African women in sport. This year, we’re proud to partner with gsport Trust to recognise women in sport.

On 31 August 2020 we celebrated the crème de la crème of women in sport by recognising women who’ve stood firm, walked tall and competed in their categories with pride.

World surfski champion, Hayley Nixon, won the Momentum Athlete of the Year at the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards, joining an esteemed list of winners, including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya and Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana. Congratulations Hayley for proudly owning your success.

Congratulations to all the finalists and 2020 winners.

Ready to start owning your success in 2020?

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