It’s no secret that the month of August symbolises Women’s Month in Mzansi and in honoring it accordingly Facebook have unveiled the Book of Life. You might be asking what that is, well it’s a book full of life and business lessons from top local women in celebration of Women’s Month.
Unveiled today, ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business’ is a book heroing the careers, lives and life lessons of 13 inspirational South African businesswomen and changemakers. It features bespoke commissioned artwork completed by three local female artists, namely Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Nontokozo Tshabalala and Zinhle Sithebe.
As mentioned prior, the book is a collection of lessons and stories from some of the top women our country has produced, they include Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Nomzamo Mbatha, Bonang Matheba, Mogau Seshoene (The Lazy Makoti), Professor Thuli Madonsela, Catherine Constantinides and many more.
The book is a symbol that seeks to celebrate the positive impact these women both have had and are currently having in society. Their expertise and influence also reaches other facets spread across their respective fields in entertainment, law, retail, beauty and food.
Commenting on the book, Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, said: “Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business has been created to not only hero the women making a positive impact in our society, but to inspire future leaders. These women are making a difference in their communities, from starting social movements that change the world, through to businesses that positively impact their local communities. This Women’s Month, we continue to celebrate the achievements of all women, but also acknowledge the gender entrepreneurship gap and under-representation of women leaders. We hope the stories and life lessons inspire the next generation with possibilities that their futures hold.”
Considering the quality of news nowadays which is mostly depressing, this is a welcome change and a nice touch from Facebook. The good news is the book is freely available to download from theISSUU site. It’s also been confirmed that a number of printed versions will be made available and distributed by Digify Africa to schools across six provinces in South Africa – Gauteng, Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and North West. Well played Facebook.