Award-winning media personality Elana Africa-Bredenkamp has officially launched her new podcast, Boardroom Besties is a podcast about the women who inspire us, on Wednesday, August 3. The launch of the podcast coincides with Women’s Month in South Africa.

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Elana Africa-Bredenkamp Besties Boardroom is designed to create a safe space for women to share ideas and empower each other. The Jacaranda FM radio host is no stranger to podcasts, having created South Africa’s much-loved parenting podcast, Brunch for parents and children since 2016.

“I’m starting this podcast to motivate women. I told myself what I wanted my daughters to experience and who I wanted them to meet professionally. It is with such women that I interview for the series,” Africa-Bredenkamp explained.

Brunch for parents and children it’s all about helping parents. Now, in tandem with this, we can also help women at work Besties Boardroom. with Besties BoardroomI want to motivate all women to be recognized and feel valued.”


On August 3, Elana Africa-Bredenkamp explained this on Instagram Besties Boardroom — a series of podcasts “about influential women”.

“We ask about their biggest wins and losses, and the big moments that shaped and changed their lives for the better, because this podcast is also about changing the lives of other women forever,” she wrote.

“Social media today is full of false narratives that force young women to be someone they’re not, trapping them in a cycle of instant gratification.”

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This year’s Women’s Day in South Africa is celebrated under the theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Strengthening the Best for Women’s Resilience”.

“We also pay tribute to the more than 20,000 women who marched to the Trade Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to protest against the extension of passport laws to women. A system designed to further control women and reduce them to passive creatures at the mercy of men,” the government wrote in a statement.

This Women’s Month, we’re calling on all young writers to join our exciting Women in Journalism initiative. Learn more here!

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