hey,

I'm Dawn.

Nice to e-meet you.

 

I am South African born, and since marrying my husband, I now get to call Australia home. I am passionate about a number of things, including shoes but if I had to list 5 things I cannot live without, here's how that list would go:

  • my faith

  • my family (95% of the time incredible husband Nic, favourite son Lwandle & best daughter Ndalo-Enhle)

  • music (need I explain?)

  • a good laugh (best medicine ever!)

  • wine (Jesus's mama understood the need!)

 

Seriously & genuinely, I am just a purpose-fueled overachiever trying to recreate the "village" for the 21st century woman, so she and I can be challenged, inspired and equipped to live our best lives. I believe that women around the world are part of a global sisterhood, even if we don't always feel or act like it. We have so much to learn from each other, and have even more to teach each other.

 

God helping me, I take my everyday, ordinary life -- my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life -- and I place it before God as an offering. My prayer is that as I do this, it would encourage and inspire you to do the same.

I am a barrier-breaking, free-thinking, God-fearing, change maker, who gets to actively participate in this adventure called - life.

 

One of my long term goals is to open a school, or a series of schools, for underprivileged girls. Core to this is my belief in the critical role of education in empowering young people - particularly girls - to rise above their circumstances and realise their full potential, as evidenced by my own life.

 

Influenced by my upbringing and a deep desire to make a difference, for the past 15 years, I have worked at the intersection of social change, education and the arts. I’ve helped start some of the world’s largest civil society organisations working with the likes of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 in South Africa to Australian national bodies like the Foundation for Young Australians, and international organisations such as Global Citizen (New York & South Africa).

 

In 2016, I returned to South Africa to write and release my first book Dear God, which tells the story of my daughter’s passing and how I found my way back to life and hope. My major project thus far,  has been a TV talk show produced for Viacom (BET Africa), called Deep & Meaningful, of which I am/was the Creator and Executive Producer. By February 2018, the show had aired across the African continent, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

 

Most recently, I took on a role with Global Citizen as the Senior Programs Manager for Africa. Specifically, I was responsible for designing, launching and managing the inaugural year of the BeyGOOD Fellowship Program, funded by Beyonce Knowles & Tyler Perry.

 

My latest adventure? Raising my children and expanding my company hence the whole mumtrepreneur thing!

 

Thank you for stopping by, I value you and your time.

 

Let’s do life in community instead of alone.

 

Dawn

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