Multimedia journalist and podcast host Ondela Mlandu loves the opportunities her job gives her to sit with businesspeople and entrepreneurs and elicit their stories.
She’s experienced in print, podcasting and radio broadcasting for titles including Go Hustle, Women’s Health, Getaway and Metro FM, and she’s hosted podcasts for entrepreneurship platforms such as Heavy Chef.
She’s now studying Communication and Influence in the Digital Age to stay on top of future developments.
“I’m very intentional about the work I produce, and writing for a platform such as Go Hustle aligns with my vision to leave an impact, so women can be fully equipped to run their own businesses,” she says.
Long-term goals include promoting a society where women can use their skills and experience to drive empowerment initiatives across Africa.
She’s also the curator for Global Shapers Cape Town Hub, a World Economic Forum initiative for youth-focussed community projects.
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