About Grown Talks

Grown Talks Virtual Summit was created for you the Entrepreneur, Boss Babe, the Wellness Guru, lover of Healthy Happy hair and the woman who is on a mission to REINVENT themselves. Grown Talks is a FREE virtual summit themed around the idea of Growth. What does it take to grow anything or an idea into a thing as a person of kinky, curly, afro-textured hair. We are obsessed with the glow up and this event promises to EMPOWER you to step into your POWER, live your dream BOLDLY and still make 2020 the year of 20-plenty.

This August we are transforming your Saturday mornings into power sessions with some dynamic leaders changing the narratives of women in Africa. We have chosen themes that impact every area of our daily lives! The pandemic has amplified our stressors and we hope to provide you with the necessary tools to still be the best you. 

We will talk about making money moves, give you tips on how to care for your hair, skin and overall wellness. The Summit ends with an EMPOWERMENT session which we hope will ignite the hope that drew dim, thus helping you rewrite your story with words that light up your soul purpose, beauty, and destiny to become your ancestors wildest dream.

What would a Natural Hair Co event be without some giveaways? By donating to the event you will be eligible to the win some amazing goodies (Click the contribution button below).

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What would a Natural Hair Co event be without a GIVEAWAY? We just love giving and so by donating a minimum of R 20 to the event you will be eligible to win some of the amazing goodies from our sponsors.

Meet the speakers

Speakers are being updated daily 

Leanne Dlamini lives to inspire others through her journey as a mother, wife, entrepreneur and a recording artist. Born to inspire others to dream. She believes we are all worthy of our wildest dreams.

Shabnam Osman has spent her career building products and tools to help people navigate the complex world of money. She joined Yoco in 2018 as part of the growing product team.

Palesa Segomotso Motsumi is the founder of Sematsatsa Library, a social events initiative focused on empowering and strengthening the rich imagery and work of women of colour in the creative industries.

A vibrant and professional executive, Martine Solomon is the Chairperson of Mzansi Risk Advisors and the founder of Mzansi Financial Education and Media – a vehicle for various upliftment programmes.

Afua Osei is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, a leading media brand focused on millennial African women reaching more than 700,000 women across the globe.

Smangele Sibisi, founder and creator of Indalo Nubian Naturals: a hands-on and dedicated natural hair salon that boasts in the grooming and maintaining of authentic, ethnic, African hair.

Dr Cebi Sibisi is a qualified dermatologist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.  Dr Sibisi is passionate about education and has received numerous accolades for her contribution to the medical profession.

The dance floor her canvas, the creative LittleMissKay paints a pretty picture filled with upbeat house melodies and on occasion vibes things up with an eclectic mix of afro, dancehall and indie sounds. 

Dr Sibu Lubelwana – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Greys Hospital. She has a passion for empowering women, and making life less complicated through knowledge. Her mission is to demystifying the female body, and tackling topics that have been deemed taboo. 

Felicia Leatherwood is the founder of Loving Your Hair. With over 26 years of experience and is considered 1 of the world’s leading celebrity stylist, Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay are but a few. She is also a renowned inspirational beauty speaker with regard to natural hair. 

Dr Sindi was born and bred in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dr Sindi is “multi-passioned” with medicine as her first love, radio broadcasting her second love and a combination of social media and writing a close third.

Dr. Gantsho is a dermatologist, a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and a Friend and most of all she has a very bubbly personality. She is the go to dermatologists for expert opinion in medical and aesthetic dermatology

Tinyiko Simbine, Co-Founder & CFO of GirlCode. An initiative which started off as a hackathon to get more girls excited about tech and has grown to be the largest women in ICT lead organisation in South Africa.

Kafui Awoonor is the owner and creator of Kafui Naturals. A range of handmade natural hair and skincare products and the owner of Capetown’s only black-owned Yoga studio, Holding Space. 

Juanita Khumalo , is a pioneering health and wellness advocate and Founder of Trove Wellness. Trove Wellness is a company dedicated to the empowerment of women by encouraging them to live a holistic wellness lifestyle. 

Meet the Event organisers

Why we are different

We are a digital community of natural hair enthusiasts that connect the ambassadors, business and natural hair community; promoting content that inspires people to think positively about themselves, creating marketing experiences that empower small and local businesses.

We create conversational spaces that connect the movement that is challenging the status quo on the definition of beauty.

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