The month of August in South Africa is known as Women’s Month. We celebrate the special day on the 9th of August and remember the 20000 brave women who staged a protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act back in 1956 outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
There are so many other inspirational women in the world. All of us have our favourites. So in honour of Women’s Month here is a list of women that inspire me :
The Model– Natalia Vodianova.
Natalia was born in the poor district of the town Nizni Novgorod which is situated in Russia. She was raised by a single mother and was discovered at a local market, while selling fruit to help her families income. She has since gone one to become one of the most successful models of all time, having appeared in over 175 runway shows and appearing on the cover of British and US Vogue a couple of times. She also found the Naked Heart Foundation which helps build play areas for children in urban Russia and also helps families who have children with special needs.
The Local Darling – Charlize Theron
Okay so obviously Charlize is close to my heart because we both grew up in Benoni 🙂 She has made South Africa so proud of her, not only because she is one of the most amazing actresses of all time and won the Oscar for her role in Monster, but she also started the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which helps keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS by supporting community-engaged organisations that address the key drivers of the disease.
The Business Woman- Natalie Massenet