20 episodes

Equip and Elevate podcast is a place for women to cultivate the courage to own their purpose, own their journeys and own their success. The show is hosted by Ayanda Vana and in each episode she will be bringing you conversation with some dynamic and bold women. The goal is that through these inspired conversations, you will gain a new perspective and tools to thrive in your personal journeys, businesses and careers. Most importantly, to live a life of purpose and passion. The Podcast will cater for all women from young female leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives. The topics will range from navigating our personal journeys, building our careers as well as living a life of purpose and passion.If you are ready to learn and grow, hit that follow button and get ready for the conversations.

Equip and Elevate Ayanda Vana

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 137 Ratings

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Equip and Elevate podcast is a place for women to cultivate the courage to own their purpose, own their journeys and own their success. The show is hosted by Ayanda Vana and in each episode she will be bringing you conversation with some dynamic and bold women. The goal is that through these inspired conversations, you will gain a new perspective and tools to thrive in your personal journeys, businesses and careers. Most importantly, to live a life of purpose and passion. The Podcast will cater for all women from young female leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives. The topics will range from navigating our personal journeys, building our careers as well as living a life of purpose and passion.If you are ready to learn and grow, hit that follow button and get ready for the conversations.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Liziwe Ntshweza-Freemantle (Economist and Corporate Strategist) on navigating corporate as a young black professional and tips to build your career in corporate.

    Liziwe Ntshweza-Freemantle (Economist and Corporate Strategist) on navigating corporate as a young black professional and tips to build your career in corporate.

    Today, on Equip & Elevate Podcast we got to chat with Liziwe Ntshweza-Freemantle on navigating corporate as a young black professional and tips to build your career in corporate. Liziwe is an economist with research interest in inclusive and sustainable market development with a specific focus on Financial Economics and development. 

    She has several years in economic and strategy consulting across sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has focused on financial sector development and strategy development for corporate and commercial banks, other financial service providers and policy makers across Southern and West Africa. Most recently she has been working in the world of insurtech within a leading listed financial services organization.
    She also has interests in Gender economics, specifically as it pertains to issues affecting African women and black women of African descent in the global diaspora.
    Liziwe studied a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Economics Honours at Rhodes University and then completed an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London.

    • 54 min
    Build your future, Be smart about Money with Gladness Rupare ( Investment specialist) & Nomsa Ngwenya (Client Relationship Manager)

    Build your future, Be smart about Money with Gladness Rupare ( Investment specialist) & Nomsa Ngwenya (Client Relationship Manager)

    During Money Smart Week South Africa, we will be chatting to Gladness Rupare ( Investment specialist) & Nomsa Ngwenya (Client Relationship Manager) about Build your future, Be smart about Money. MSWSA is a financial literacy campaign aimed at motivating and empowering all South Africans to become more educated about their finances. 
    Nomsa and Gladness will be providing tools on how you can equip yourself with financial knowledge in order to elevate your finances. They will also be discussing their personal insights, financial journeys and tips for you to build their future, be smart about money. 
    Nomsa is a Client Relationship Manager at a  leading asset management firm in SA. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an Economics Honours degree, both from the University of Pretoria, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of the Free State. She is passionate about financial literacy, investment education, financial markets, client servicing and relationship management.
    Gladness started working in the financial services industry in 2007 and is currently an investment specialist with one of the leading asset management firms in SA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand. Gladness is passionate about uplifting and inspiring youth and enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
    MSWSA is taking place between 29 August and 4 September 2022.

    • 48 min
    Zoe Msutwana (Public Relations & Brand Management specialist and Content Creator) on on upbringing, career journey and public relations

    Zoe Msutwana (Public Relations & Brand Management specialist and Content Creator) on on upbringing, career journey and public relations

    Today, on Equip & Elevate Podcast we got to chat with Zoe Msutwana about her upbringing, career journey and Public Relations tips for SMMEs. Zoe Msutwana is currently a Head of Strategy at a boutique PR Agency with over 10 years experience, Founding Editor of GUIDE, and Content Creator. 
    Zoe started her career at At Vogue Communications, where she worked on the NBCUniversal brand, which houses TV Channels including E! Entertainment, The Style Network, Universal Channel and Studio Universal on the DStv platform.
    Following this, Zoe went on to join DNA Brand Architects as a Senior Brand Architect where she oversaw PR/Reputation Management & Strategy Development. She later went on to join Africa's premier luxury brand agency, Vivid Luxury as a Senior PR Account Director.
    With the Pop-Culture itch coupled with her horned PR entrepreneurial spirit, Zoe took a move that would see her cement her position as one of the most influential voices in the fashion and beauty economy in SA followed by the launch of her coveted platform, GUIDE  — South Africa’s very own Beauty & Wellness insider.

    • 51 min
    HLE (Hlengiwe Ntombela) on her journey and diversifying her career portfolio.

    HLE (Hlengiwe Ntombela) on her journey and diversifying her career portfolio.

    Today, on Equip & Elevate Podcast we got to chat with Hlengiwe Ntombela (better known as HLE) about her upbringing, her career journey and diversifying her career portfolio. HLE, is a gospel singer, songwriter, host of VIP Invite and owner of YKOE. 

    Hle began her career as a backing vocalist for Ntokozo Mbambo, and has collaborated with Hlengiwe Mhlaba and Benjamin Dube. She is a former member of the gospel choir Joyous Celebration and has been recently signed by the intentional record label, Motown Gospel. 
    She will also share some key values that have shaped her life as well as her career journey. She also shares some hurdles she experienced during her journey and how she persisted.

    • 44 min
    Pamela Mtanga (Award-winning Multimedia entrepreneur) on her upbringing, Purpose & building her career with an authentic edge

    Pamela Mtanga (Award-winning Multimedia entrepreneur) on her upbringing, Purpose & building her career with an authentic edge

    On the Season 2 premiere of the Equip & Elevate Podcast, I had a beautiful conversation about her upbringing, purpose and building a career with an authentic edge with Pamela Mtanga, an award-winning Multimedia Entrepreneur and Brand Influencer. 
    Pamela Mtanga best known for her formidable career as an MC, voice-over artist and TV/Radio presenter. Most recently, she is a Massive Music presenter on Channel O. Pamela is a public relation graduate from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Mtanga was named top personality and influencer at the Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards hosted by Pat on Brands. 
    Pamela also shared insight on how you could tap into your influence and build a career in the digital space. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rorisang Thandekiso (Radio and TV Presenter) on Purpose, Identity and Redefining success

    Rorisang Thandekiso (Radio and TV Presenter) on Purpose, Identity and Redefining success

    On the season one finale of the Equip and Elevate Podcast, I had a beautiful conversation about Purpose, Identity and Redefining success with Rorisang Thandekiso. Rorisang is a Radio and TV Presenter, musician and overall powerhouse within the entertainment industry.
    On today’s episode, she will also be taking us through her upbringing and some key values that have shaped her life as well as her career journey. She also shares some hurdles she experienced during her journey and how she persisted and found purpose during those hurdles.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Omolemo Mokate ,

RORISANG THANDEKISO

IT WAS GOD.

khanya8 ,

Khanya

Absolutely love your podcast! 🫶🏽 I have learnt so much from listening to all these successful women.

Fumakes ,

Conversation with Pamela Mtanga

Absolutely loved hearing Pamela’s story. She’s such a fireball and force❤️.

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