July 22, 2017
Our academic program director at GSU – Dr Sharon Hill – held an Afternoon Tea at her lovely home for us – the ladies of the GSU Fellow Cohort. The theme: PHENOMENAL WOMAN! Dr Hill informed us that she regularly hosts afternoon tea events at her home for her friends, colleagues and family and they use the afternoon tea event as an opportunity to celebrate, encourage and support each other as a women. At the afternoon tea we each had an opportunity to read parts of Maya Angelou’s poem – Phenomenal Woman – which we identified with. It was such a special event and I am now inspired to start hosting my own regular afternoon tea event back home in Cape Town, South Africa. We, as women, really need to actively support, encourage and motivate each other on a regular basis. We live in a society that is particularly unkind to us and sometimes all a woman needs is to have someone remind them that they are AMAZING – JUST.THE.WAY.THEY.ARE.
Thank you Dr Hill for an incredible afternoon. Here are some of my favourite highlights from the afternoon tea:
And if you need a little reminder about how phenomenal you are, here is Maya Angelou’s Poem “Phenomenal Woman” which I would advise you read every morning before you start your day: