FOR CREATIVE WOMXN, BY CREATIVE WOMXN
The Creative Womxn Hookup by Ants and CO in association with MELENIAL is a monthly salon evening with the first evening happening on Saturday, June 30th.
We wine and dine or munch and brunch; and have casual conversation on a wide variety of topics relating to business, creativity, and more.
“Having worked with quite a few prominent brands, creatives and agencies we have realized the lack of platforms, support & engaging conversations to help foster women in the creative industry,” says Landa Willie from Ants & Co.
Simbongile Ndlangisa, Operations Director at MELENIAL Media notes that “there is no better way to be part of these progressive conversations for our platform, this is why we grabbed the opportunity for collaboration with Ants & Co.”
Each month, with a new topic and prominent ladies in the creative industry, we share insights that will build a community of phenomenal creative ladies who push the boundaries, create and innovate.
THE CONTRIBUTING HOSTS
Inspired by her surroundings, Dj Doowap enjoys conceptualizing new ways of viewing established and growing brands. She inspires the youth through her artistic creations and she says music is what drives her and gets her up in the morning. With her focus on Live Mixing, she has played at numerous global festivals including AfroPunk, Berlin Fashion Week, Basha Uhuru, amongst others. The Hip Hop, Trap, Grime, Gqom and Bass dj has and continues to work with globals brands, Nike, Ray-Ban, Woolworths, SA Toursim and more.
Karabo grew up in Vereeniging and moved to Pretoria to study, where she recieved a BA in Visual communication at the Open Window Institute in 2014. Fast to 2018 and the artist is a Gold Craft Loerie award winning illustrator. In only 3 years, she has brands like Google, Nike, MRP and more as references and has created works for The Wall Street Journal, The Berkeley Museum of Art and has made art for a Grammy-nominated music video.
Award-winning journalist, creative and editor.
Stefanie is currently embarked on a research and curatorial project around photography and representation in the South African archives, Stefanie is also editor in chief of cultural publication 10and5.com, and has been features writer for publications such as Marie Claire SA and Mail & Guardian. Based in Joburg, Stefanie is a 2017 fellow for the International Women’s Media Foundation.
Delta The Leo
Musician and Choreographer
Delta The Leo has made a name for herself in entertainment. Born in rural Limpopo and raised on the lively streets of Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. Delta holds three world championship titles and has choreographed for Big Brother Africa, Converse, Nike Jordan and music videos for Heavy K and Black Coffee . As a musician, her music bridges the divide between local and international music lovers proving that she leaves a lasting impression. Philanthropy is a way of life and she’s established Live.Learn.Inspire Dreamworks (LLID). LLID partners with various stakeholders to provide disadvantaged youth with opportunities that they don’t ordinarily receive. Teaching them all she’s learned in the entertainment industry and providing educational materials. The bottom line is to inspire people to be DreamCatchers.
About ANTS and Co.
Ants and Co is a creative agency and media house based in Johannesburg. Ants and CO tells stories, consults, inspires, creates, innovates, push boundaries and is challenging the status quo by building a network of game changers, innovators and change-seekers.
Melenial.com is an online platform created to be the “magical space for Mzansi’s melanin millennials.” Melenial has established a digital outlet to create content that speaks to black millennials. Founders, Nomvelo Chalumbira and Simbongile Ndlangisa, built the online portal after realizing the lack of content that spoke, centered and reflected their realities, aspirations and interests.