Mrs Gugulethu Khathi 37-year-old women, was born in Soweto however grew up in Kagiso Ext 6. Gugulethu is a mother, wife and an activist. She started working at the age of 16 as a dancer for the award-winning
Women’s empowerment is all about equipping and allowing women to make life-determining decisions through the different problems in society
band called Mafikizolo. She toured and travelled with the band for a period of 11 years. After resigning from the band, she embarked in a new journey as a serial entrepreneur and build 5 companies since, she added. Gugulethu says, I have big dreams and goals and therefore I do no have time to waste. She is the brain behind Rush Agency, Chichi’s Beauty, Healing with Sophie & Gugu, Gugu Khathi Foundation and Polished Homes. Like most women in South Africa Gugu has had her share of headache and turmoil in the previous relationship. I was once in a relationship that almost destroyed my life, I fought with everything I had to break free from the control, obsession and madness, she added. Had it not been for her upbringing and pervious experience she would not have been the woman she is today. She is a fighter and does not give up on herself.
When asked what women empowerment means to her, she said; Women’s empowerment is all about equipping and allowing women to make life-determining decisions through the different problems in society. Other studies have found that empowerment def initions entail people having the capability to make important decisions in their lives while also being able to act on them. when I left Mafikizolo I vowed to never be in employment again and that I’ll be selfemployed and that’s all I’ve done,
and she has 10 years in business. Opportunity inspires me to start a business and trust me to always find the opportunity no matter how sealed the business is. My greatest achievements are: Award Winner youngest Entrepreneur 2018, Barrier Breaker 2018ieveie General Wealth RSA Nominee 2020, Most outstanding and to lookout for Entrepreneur 2019, TEDX Speaker, Womenomics Activist, Legacy Builders 1k Affiliate 2020, Entrepreneur/Judge KBN Winner and Forbes8 Africa Ambassador
2021 is not ready for me, I’m coming for everything 2020 stole from me. Radio show and Tv Show for Healing with Sophie and Gugu.
Women must remember my name when I’m no longer around because I’m driven to open doors and represent them where doors are closed for them I’ll continue to fight for women to be included in conversations not left outside.
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