Meet Olwethu Leshabane

We've already crowned today's #WCW but we still need to give Olwethu the props she deserves

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Olwethu Leshabane  | Top of The

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Meet Olwethu Leshabane

In life, there are people who wear a lot of hats and Olwethu Leshabane is one of those people. The Mrs South Africa first princess is a digital strategist and by extension; a media entrepreneur, public speaker, Play Your Part ambassador, a social media influencer and founder of The Red Wings Project - an NGO aimed at addressing the issues of access to sanitary products for South African women. 

On top of ALL of that, Olwethu Lesh (as she's known on social media) is a wife and mommy. No wonder she has put the title "superwoman" in her bio and blog because you'd need to be superhuman to slay at all of that. 

Her incredibly full life has also provided most of the content for her blog and Instagram page but at the core of it all, Leshabane is all about being a giver and a women empowerment advocate. 

One of the biggest causes she champions is that of empowering black women to stop beign afraid to take up space and speak up. 

Speaking to The Corporate Canvas, Leshabane elaborated on the fact that black women need to work extended hours and put in an immense amount of effort just to be equal to or as successful as their Caucasian or male counterparts.

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"I particularly see this every single day whether it is work or play. And until we stop gathering in coffee corners in our work and private spaces, we will never fully be able to tackle this issue head on. I am one person who is not afraid to raise their argument in this particular conversation. When it comes to race relations in SA, we are far from redress and far from being equal to not just our male and white female counterparts but mostly our white male counterparts," said Leshabane. 

She lists Khanyi Dhlomo, Basetsana Kumalo, Carol Bouwer, Judy Nxasana and Beyonce as her role models, mainly because of their work ethic but she is a role model to many of us. 

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Above all, Leshabane lives by the advice once given to her by another woman which dictates that "in all that you do and decide about your future, put yourself first. When your glass is full, it is easier to pour into the loved ones around you." And we say AMEN to that. 

When it comes to unwinding, she swears by meditation, prayer, blogging, a long bath or just relaxing with a book and she's going to need it seeing as she'll be welcoming another baby soon. 

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Congratulations superwoman. You are fast-becoming proof that women can and do get sh** done. 

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