“I want to bring together visionaries and thought leaders to share their experiences and stories, in an effort to inspire. I want people to take a second glance at what is possible for themselves being African in 2016 and how to navigate these possibilities. The world is excited about Africa and I want all Africans to know this”, she said.
On Saturday, I was one of the 300 people who were blessed enough to get a seat at the first edition of Edits Talks. The experience on Saturday fulfilled what I believe Nomndeni’s purpose is. The audience was left inspired.
“What a life changing experience I had … thank you so much @nomndeni for the words of eccouragement … yours truly #cakegirl …I owe you many cupcakes” – ms.mthimunye via Instagram
For me, Edits Talks was about women, their power and what it is going to take for them to be fearless enough to realise their power and use it. Nomndeni told her personal story in an honest and sincere manner. Most of us could relate to her up-bringing, her dreams and all the things that she had to overcome in her pursuit of success.
I was fortunate enough to get a moment to chat to some of the ladies who were attending and they all shared my sentiments. The event was inspiring and we all realised just how lucky we are to be women living on a continent with so much growth potential and opportunities for women.
“Thank you @Nomndeni. You are a gift to humanity. Your humility speaks volumes. Im illuminated” – selekeng.mohlala via Instgram
“Thank you so much @nomndeni @editstalksfor the opportunity to be part of such an awakening initiative … can’t wait for the next one”
– faith_modau via Instagram
If you attended the first Edits Talks on Saturday, please share you experience and thoughts in the comments below. Thank you.
Photography by Dustin August