Following her success with the WKND SOCIAL and more recently the Feel Good  Series, The Wire favourite social connector, Nandi Dlepu, is back with A Day in Bloom – ready to inspire and empower


Words: Tshiamo Seape



A Day in Bloom is the latest in a series of bi-monthly events for creative woman and entrepreneurs. Made up of talks, Q&A’s, and panel discussions the Bloom series aims to inspire and empower through first-hand accounts. The event featuring successful and creative women from a variety of industries such as fashion, broadcasting, advertising, film, and publishing.

Personal Stories matter. This sentiment is at the centre of A Day in Bloom and what it offers. The event aims to bridge the gap between women and the women they admire, and the best way to do that is to explore personal stories and find parallels that make the journey to success more tangible.

“There are some lessons we don’t need to learn ourselves, and being challenged on your ambitions is one of the most nurturing aspects of the mentor-mentee relationship,”  says Nandi of the necessity of creating the environments that allow women to flourish.

The event takes place this Saturday, September 23rd and features an impressive line-up of powerful figures that are sure to create a day filled with learning and inspiration.



Farai Simoyi


As C–Founder of BLOOM Farai has unique insight into the inner workings of the organisation and it can best achieve its goals. Forai is a designer and executive who has held senior positions while designing for House of Dereon (owned by Beyonce and her mother, Tina) and Nicki Minaj. She also runs her own label, Farai Inc. which is a sustainable and ethical lifestyle brand that focuses on people, product, and planet.


Stefanie Jason


Stefanie Jason is the executive editor of  Between 10and5 and online “creative showcase” featuring the best South African talent across graphic design, advertising, illustration, art, fashion, film, photography and music. Stefanie plied her trade at industry giants, Marie Claire and The Mail & Guardian before becoming Editor in Chief of 10and5 in April this year.


Kirsten Townsend


Kirsten Townsend is co-Founder of Gathere, the host for this months event, a creative workspace, a photographic studio, and gallery and the highly admired director of creative consultancy, Fabrica. A trained graphic designer Kirsten’s work “celebrates the aesthetic of traditional cultures in a modern way”.


Visit Bloom for more information on speakers, and times or get your tickets here.


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