Kovini Moodley is a change activist, philanthropist, women empowerment advocate and the founder of Boss Babes South Africa.
She was born in Durban and now lives in Johannesburg where she continues to promote wellness, self-love and self-confidence in everything she does. Additionally, Kovini is a Chartered Accountant by trade.
Her company Boss Babes of South Africa is a leading, philanthropic and skill sharing platform, that provides a safe space for women to share their stories of overcoming struggles to achieve success.
In this interview we explore her origin story and entrepreneurial journey in South Africa. We also look at the value proposition of her company Boss Babes of South Africa.
Hello Kovini and thank you for participating in this Q&A Session. Please give us an overview of your background and career to date?
Kovini: Hi My name is Kovini, I'm the founder of Boss Babes of South Africa and a change Activist in South Africa. I'm a qualified Chartered Accountant who is passionate about women upliftment. I love inspiring the future and younger generations.
Growing up in a little town south of Durban, self belief, resilience and hard work have been key pillars towards my success today.
What’s the origin story behind your company ‘Boss Babes of South Africa’. We would like to know why you built this community and what this community offers its subscribers?
Kovini: I've always wanted to impact causes greater than myself and this is the perfect platform to effect change in South Africa.
Women need to own their spaces, take up spaces and be the very best versions of themselves in the world. There is power when we choose to collaborate instead of compete with each other.
I created this platform as a safe space for women to share their stories of overcoming struggles to achieve success.
Women need to own their spaces, take up spaces and be the very best versions of themselves in the world. - Kovini Moodley
What impact has the Boss Babes community made in South Africa since its inception?
Kovini: We are a leading philanthropic and skill sharing platform. Boss Babes of South Africa has become a leading name in South Africa when it comes to celebrating and uplifting women on a daily basis. They do this through: 1. Daily motivation and inspiration.
2. Mentorship programmes for young professionals.
3. Interviews with inspirational women in South Africa who share their tips of overcoming struggle to achieve success.
4.Collaborative campaigns with large leading brands where members of the community lend their voices to critical topics such as inclusion and diversity, gender based violence and other societal topics. You can visit us at Bossbabesofsouthafrica.co.za, it's free to register.
There is power when we choose to collaborate instead of compete with each other. - Kovini Moodley
What would you say are the key challenges facing female leaders in Africa and do you have any suggestions on how to address these?
Kovini: I believe it’s limited confidence and this is closely linked to imposter syndrome as well. The imposter syndrome is a phenomenon whereby top performing individuals are overcome with doubt and believe that they are not deserving of the roles that they hold, AKA "the fraudster" mentality. It is therefore important that senior leadership roles are inclusive and diverse so that all females can aspire to towards growth and success.
Before concluding this interview what advice do you have for new and aspiring female leaders?
Kovini: Absolutely, know yourself and own your power. Make sure that you spend time understanding yourself, your strengths and talents. Understanding your natural talents is key to embracing your authentic power and purpose.
Thank you Kovini for participating in this Q&A session. We wish you all the best.
Kovini: Thank you.
Make sure that you spend time understanding yourself, your strengths and talents. - Kovini Moodley
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