In today’s world, we as women are on the frontline of change and progress, and we carry the future of our young girls (and boys), and how they will fit into society, in the palm of our hands. Every day, we work towards bettering ourselves and being the best mother, daughter, friend and woman we can be, with the added pressure of always looking our best. August is Women’s Month and we get the chance to celebrate ourselves and each other as women who are thriving in society: we are business women, sport stars and even engineers, but we still struggle to find a balance between changing the world and looking good while doing it. We at the Newcastle Advertiser would like to change that, because we know that beauty comes from within. Coco Chanel once said that beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself, and this Women’s Day (August 9) we are going to celebrate being beautiful with all the women of Newcastle with #NaturallyMe Send us your #NoMakeUpSelfie and celebrate being your own beauty!
Dr Larika Robb
Owner and Dentist at Dr Larika Robb Dentist Newcastle
Dr Larika Robb qualified in 2006 from the University of Pretoria and has been practicing as a dentist for 10 years. She started her own practice in 2009 and it has since grown to be very successful, boasting some of the latest technology available.
“I love helping patients overcome their fear of dentistry, turning each visit into a more enjoyable experience. With a special interest in children, I believe that starting dental visit at an early age, is integral in building confident and healthy smiles.”
Owner and Optometrist at Rubeena Jadwat Optometrist
Being an entrepeneur but more importantly a lady entrepeneur is not easy in an environment where being male is regarded as the more appropriate candidate for the job! Yes it’s the “old” way of thinking but harshly true. I have the utmost respect for all you strong women who fought and still fighting to be a better you. I salute you.
I owe all I am to my parents and grandparents who have taught me the value of being a hard working independent woman by their actions, for they are still pushing on or have worked till their very last breath.
Hotel General Manager of Blackrock Carden Court Newcastle
Be perfectly qualified
Being a successful woman, education is one of the most powerful secret weapons.
It is better to educate yourself in various informal ways such as attending conferences, trade publications and joining professional organizations in the concerned field.
Women who are good readers are often more successful. You must also make sure that you possess the right qualifications to succeed in your field.
CEO of Trivs Medical Services and Training Solutions Registered Nurse by profession
My Advice and tips to success:
The key to growth and success is knowledge.
Continue with lifelong learning.
Become an expert in your field, where you can showcase your knowledge through various mediums.
Always DREAM BIG, never underestimate your potential.
It is important to maintain confidence and believe that the world out there needs you.
Be humble, embrace your challenges as they are a part of the journey to success.
Be your own shero
During August we as South Africans celebrate Women’s Month.
During this time we also get the chance to reflect on womanhood, share stories and get inspired by the women who shaped us to be the women (and men) we are today.
Let us take time this month to remember our mothers, our grandmothers, our aunts and our sisters and the heroines from our childhood who motivated us to always be true to ourselves, always be caring, always be graceful, always be loyal, always be powerful, always be beautiful, always be inspiring and always be 100 percent you.
Let us celebrate the wonder of womanhood on August 9, and let us learn to be unapologetically ‘you.’
Be your own beautiful, be your own brainy, be your own brawn and always be your own sheroes.