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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Topco and Partners Champion Growth at Standard Bank EmpowHer Conference

In a powerful demonstration of commitment to fostering female entrepreneurship, Topco Media, in collaboration with Business Directive Contract Services (BDCS) and, recently invited 20 women-owned businesses to the prestigious Standard Bank EmpowHer conference. This fully funded initiative underscores a shared mission to uplift women entrepreneurs and drive economic growth through targeted investment and support.

EmpowHer Conference: A Hub of Inspiration and Knowledge

The Standard Bank EmpowHer conference is a beacon for women entrepreneurs across South Africa, offering a platform rich with insights, networking opportunities, and motivational speakers. The event, renowned for its dedication to female empowerment, focuses on providing attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the business world. By sponsoring the attendance of 20 women-owned businesses, Topco, BDCS, and ensured that these entrepreneurs could leverage the full benefits of this transformative experience.

Business Directive Contract Services: Enhancing Workforce Solutions

BDCS, a leading human resources company specializing in recruitment and placement, plays a crucial role in building strong, capable teams across various industries. Their corporate social investment arm, however, reflects a deeper commitment to societal advancement. By supporting women-owned businesses, BDCS aims to foster an environment where diverse talents can flourish, ultimately contributing to a more dynamic and inclusive economy.

“Empowering women in business aligns with our core values of nurturing talent and fostering growth,” says a spokesperson Miskyah Toth, the CEO of BDCS and founder of “Our involvement with the EmpowHer conference through our corporate social investment initiative is a testament to our dedication to creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs to thrive.” Empowering Small Businesses, the sister company to BDCS, is dedicated to empowering small businesses by providing crucial opportunities for growth and exposure. With a focus on leveraging technology to bridge gaps in the market, supports entrepreneurs in reaching their full potential. Their investment in the EmpowHer conference is part of a broader strategy to uplift small businesses, particularly those owned by women, by offering them the tools and platforms they need to succeed.

“Supporting small businesses, especially those led by women, is central to our mission,” states the Founder of “Our collaboration with Topco at the EmpowHer conference allows us to extend our support to dynamic female entrepreneurs, providing them with opportunities to learn, connect, and grow.”

Success Stories from the EmpowHer Conference

Two standout businesses that significantly benefited from the EmpowHer conference are Igugu Le Ntokazi Wines and Sisters Kinect.

Igugu Le Ntokazi Wines: A Celebration of Heritage and Excellence

In the rich and diverse world of winemaking, few brands capture the essence of heritage, culture, and excellence like Igugu Le Ntokazi Wines. Named to honor the pride and strength of women, Igugu Le Ntokazi is more than just a wine label; it is a testament to tradition, quality, and the artistry of winemaking.

The name “Igugu Le Ntokazi” translates to “The Pride of a Woman,” reflecting a deep appreciation for the role women play in the winemaking industry and beyond. This brand celebrates the strength, resilience, and creativity of women, particularly those who have contributed to the rich tapestry of winemaking. From the vineyard to the cellar, women are integral to the process, bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to every bottle produced. By highlighting their contributions, Igugu Le Ntokazi Wines aims to inspire and empower the next generation of women winemakers.

Sisters Kinect: Revolutionizing Automotive Care

Founded by a visionary woman who recognized the need for a more convenient and customer-centric approach to vehicle maintenance and purchasing, Sisters Kinect has rapidly emerged as a leader in the automotive industry. Driven by a passion for cars and a commitment to exceptional service, the company prioritizes the customer experience, offering a hassle-free solution to automotive care and acquisition.

Through their innovative approach, Sisters Kinect provides a streamlined process for vehicle maintenance and purchasing, ensuring that customers receive top-notch service without the usual stress and complications. Their presence at the EmpowHer conference has further solidified their reputation as a forward-thinking and customer-focused business, ready to scale new heights.

A United Vision for Empowerment

The collaboration between Topco, BDCS, and at the Standard Bank EmpowHer conference exemplifies a united vision for empowerment. By providing comprehensive support—strategic, and technological—these organizations are not only helping women-owned businesses overcome current challenges but also laying the groundwork for future success.

The partnership between Topco, BDCS, and highlights the transformative impact of collaborative efforts in driving economic empowerment for women. As these businesses continue to grow and thrive, they will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs, creating a ripple effect of positive change across the business landscape.


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