It is not unusual, today, to meet a woman who balances a challenging career with a plethora of household responsibilities, the intricacies of modern childcare and a fulfilling social life. She is certainly no longer lauded for her super-human abilities – it is simply expected of her.
The Working Mothers Expo, in partnership with MiWayLife, will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from Friday to Sunday, November 4 to 6. This is the first time that an expo in South Africa will be directly geared to meet the needs of working mothers.
Craig Baker, CEO of MiWayLife, says: “There really is very little in the way of support for this essential and unique demographic in South Africa. There are a myriad of other lifestyle expos, but nothing which specifically addresses the issues and challenges of being a working mother.
As MiWayLife we recognise the important contribution of working mothers to the economy, which makes this partnership invaluable to us. We hope to see the Working Mothers Expo become a fixture on the expo calendar as a forum for working mothers to share and learn how best to achieve sustainable work-life balance.”
Janice Windt, Managing Director of Working Mothers Expo, explains: “We will offer working mothers something they desperately need: A space in which to take a precious moment for themselves, share ideas and solutions to match their unique needs and concerns and to realise that they are not in this alone. They will find a great deal of support and inspiration, all within an environment geared towards making them feel pampered and appreciated.”
One of the most anticipated aspects of the expo will be the Speaker’s Corner, which will feature some of the country’s most influential working mothers sharing their inspiration and insights into fulfilling the many-faceted roles of wife, partner, mother, business owner, professional, daughter and friend.
Dads/partners get in free with a group/family ticket so they can watch the kids while you listen to a speaker, have a quick manicure at Sorbet or just grab a Seattle Coffee and take a deep breath.
For the Kids: Check Out BOUNCE’s Extreme Team as they defy gravity and literally BOUNCE off the walls. Don’t miss the REAL Food Café with Kids Passports to healthy food from Fitchef, learn all about maths with ‘Talakani Sesame’ at the Kwa Sanlam Village and even have your face painted by the Smudge Art Entertainers.
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Visit workingmothersexpo.com for more information.