May is female founders month for Startup Grind globally. In Joburg we are proud to host Ramona Kasavan founder and CEO of MimiWomen, a sanitary pads company that has distributed in excess of 650,000 pads in 7 provinces, keeping 25,000 girls in school. She is a social entrepreneur and media personality who is strongly outspoken about women empowerment. She runs an in-house enterprise development programme, Pads and Cents, that allows women to earn a commission on pads sold. MimiWomen is now in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and DRC.
Ramona holds a triple major in Media, Marketing and Communications and an honours degree in Marketing Strategy. Join us as Ramona lets us in on the journey from ideation to success and how her venture keeps supporting young female entrepreneurs.
Ramona Kasavan is the founder and CEO of MimiWomen an organization that makes and distributes sanitary pads while creating entrepreneurship. MimiWomen has a nonprofit company; an all women incubator and a direct selling model that allows women to earn a commission on the pads sold.
Ramona has a BA in Marketing Communication and Journalism and an Honours in Marketing Strategy. She was a radio DJ and TV presenter when she started a project called Happy Days. Out of her Honours thesis on the way black and Indian women see themselves during the menstrual cycle, MimiWomen was born. MimiWomen is now in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and DRC.
Join us and learn how to start a successful social enterprise.