The Australia Africa Business Council is proud to host the launch of Nkandu Beltz's newest book, 'Fierce and Fabulous'.
Fierce and Fabulous shares the reality of what it means for women to be in business today and how adversity can become a driving force for business, community and change.
'Fierce and Fabulous' is a dedication to the lives and achievements of extraordinary women who are changing the world. This is a collection of stories of 15 inspirational women. Featuring: Chantal Harris, Eva Sifis, Fauza Beltz, Fur Wale, Gaye O'Brien, Jacinta Petrie, Kelly Fletcher, Kia Dowell, Philippa Ross, Rebecca McIntyre, Sharon Keating, Suzanne Waldron, Tania de Jong, Therese Howell and Yeukai Ota.
This book has deeper conversations with these inspiring women about the real issues women in business are facing; how to go from struggle street to success street; and how these women overcame adversities to live their dreams.
About The Author
Nkandu Beltz is an author, speaker, change maker and philanthropist and has a background in journalism and news writing. Nkandu has interviewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other extraordiary leaders. Recently, Nkandu was nominated for the upcoming award of National Australian African.
Nkandu initially started out as a girl child advocate in Zambia, advocating for girl child rights and later worked with Save the Children Australia and was an executive member with the United Nations Association of Western Australia. In 2011, Nkandu was chosen to be an Australian Youth Representative of the 'Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting' and was later asked to present the Commonwealth Youth Forum Communique to the Foreign Ministers meetings chaired by our then Foreign Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd. More recently, Nkandu was awarded the Pinnacle Professional of the Year award by 'Continental Who's Who' for her dedication to professional excellence and is a member of UN Women.
Nkandu established the Youth Empowerment Program Australia. Her programs cover an array of sectors from media arts to creative arts, in an aim to break social and cultural barriers among young people and helping them to unleash their brilliance.
About The MC
We are honoured to have Mr Matthew Neuhaus as master of ceremonies for this exciting launch. Mr Neuhaus was recently named Assistant Secretary of the Africa Branch of the Middle East and Africa Division of DFAT. Mr Neuhaus has taken this role following the completion of this posting as Ambassador of Australia to Zimbabwe. Among other roles, Mr Neuhaus has also served overseas as Australia's High Commissioner to Nigeria with earlier postings to the United Nations, New York and Kenya.
The book launch
The AABC is pleased to promote this outstanding book. Join us to meet Nkandu Beltz. Tickets to the event include a copy of Nkandu's book, 'Fierce and Fabulous' and a glass of champagne.
Please note that AABC members receive a discounted ticket price. Tickets will be checked at the door.
Information on how to become a member of the AABC can be found at http://www.aabcnsw.net.au/membership-sponsorship/.