Pelontle Mosimege uses the growing medium of podcasting to inform her listeners about women in South Africa who are doing great things. Her platform, She Brigade, has hosted women entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and creatives to share their success stories.
Mosimege says she started the podcast for herself and those closest to her, but now it’s grown and she’s learning to treat it as a business. She is intentional with every move she makes to continue growing her podcast and inspiring other women. “I feel like I could’ve been much further along in the journey had I done that upfront. Going forward I don’t take any move of the business for granted,” she says.
Her achievements include She Brigade being ranked as one of the top business podcasts in South Africa’s Apple Podcast. She is also gaining recognition from international organisations wanting to collaborate with her.
Through her podcast, Mosimege wants to continue to inspire women to success — whether that means occupying spaces in corporate companies and or becoming entrepreneurs themselves. “I want to see more young women especially, go for their dreams, believe in their voices and not let anything stand in their way,” she says.
In order to become the woman she is right now, her journey has previously taught her to trust her inner voice and to also be her authentic self.
“To everyone who is younger, I would say trust the journey. With everything that happens in life, it is very easy to get discouraged and want to give up. You will be surprised at how often the most disheartening moments are actually the ones that propel you to excellence.”