The High Tea Makes Its Zimbabwean Debut


the high tea makes its Zimbabwean Debut

‘The High Tea’ has been described as a delicious excuse for the ladies to dress up, look good and share their stories over tea and good food. Created by Zimbabwean, South African based Social Entrepreneurs Bonnie Chimanikire and Zoe Sibanda; the event is  about bringing like minded women together for a common purposes of empowerment, encouragement and inter-dependence among women from different nationalities, backgrounds and races.

the high tea makes its Zimbabwean Debut
Ladies pose at The High Tea November 2016 event held in South Africa

“We target women in business, aspiring female entrepreneurs, leading women in communities and careers and any woman looking to be among other women in hopes to gain knowledge, unity, support and resources across a wide range of industries & interests. A fun filled enriching afternoon where we hear the powerful stories from women in different areas of their lives. Enjoy an afternoon filled with learning, pampering, entertainment and fashion showcases from Africa’s finest fashion forward designers.” said Co-Founder Bonnie Chimanikire 

The event which is a little under five years ago kicked off in South Africa to much applause and success in hosting notable speakers such as Ghanaian businesswoman, Sheila Afari, humanitarian Matthew Mensah and former former Editor of the Business Day ZA – Songezo Zibi to mention a few. This April becomes Zimbabwe’s turn, a long awaited plan Bonnie explained,

” The heart of this movement is in Zimbabwe…ever since the high tea was launched in SA, we had plans of spreading outside SA borders into the rest of Southern Africa and naturally Zimbabwe was next. Of course we received a lot of discouragement  about launching in Zimbabwe however if we as Zimbabweans got cold feet, we would not be staying true to our values”

the high tea makes its Zimbabwean Debut
Arthur C. Evans one of the speakers expected at The High Tea

The High Tea incorporates a Mentorship Programme as well as an ‘#AskAMan Panel’

“This is an event for women, by women. The only men that will be present are the gentleman in the #AskAMan panel and the pamper booth.#AskAMan  serves as an opportunity for the audience to ask the selected men from around the country, anything from relationship and societal gender issues. tackled by married, divorced and single men” said  Bonnie.
Speakers at this year’s first High Tea include Media Personality Arthur C. Evans, Beauty Entrepreneur Karen Mutasa, as well as Public Health Specialist Dr Noni Zwangobani to mention a few.

The High Tea has its eye set on greater heights beyond Zimbabwe and South Africa this is clear in their adamance in maintaining a cultured quality experience explained Bonnie;

the high tea makes its Zimbabwean Debut
Founder Bonnie Chimanikire speaking at one of the signature ‘The High Tea’ events

“We want to inspire, motivate and encourage women all over the world. It seemed like a far fetched dream when we launched two years ago but as each day passes by we are edging closer and closer  to fulfilling our vision. When we hear of past guests who were  inspired to start a business, go back to school or seek counselling. We can’t help but see a bigger picture”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the classiest, most inspiring, most fashionable women’s event of the year. After all it’s not just a high tea, it’s THE HIGH TEA. Join the movement, be a high tea lady and Book your ticket now.

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