Hungry Woman at Work


Hungry Woman at Work is a podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul.

Be inspired by the stories of women who are making an impact in their spheres of influence, be it in the boardroom, the classroom, on the field, at an NGO, or at home.

All Episodes

The past two years have been an emotional rollercoaster for all of us. And who knows how many more knocks or disappointments are on the way. It’s been said that resilience can be the game changer between picking ourselves up from disappointment, tragedy or grief - and staying down forever. We could all benefit from building and growing our resilience right now. In ep. 27 of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi speaks to Rasheda Hatchett, a nurse, entrepreneur, author and resilience expert. Rasheda believes you can teach resilience, you can cultivate resilience and you can spread resilience. If you’re not feeling particularly resilient right now or if you’re going through personal grief or professional disappointment or toxicity at work, take a listen now to get some hacks to grow your resilience.

Oct 8

34 min 22 sec

“We have a leadership crisis!” Corruption. Mismanagement. Cronyism. Socio-political inequality. Bad leadership is all around us. But what causes good people to become bad leaders? In episode 26, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, a leadership and transformation specialist and owner of Narachi Leadership. Rachel believes that at the core of bad leadership is a crisis of self-mastery. Rachel coaches and develops individuals, teams and emerging leaders on the African continent to create the leadership solutions that can transform them and their environments. Listen as they discuss self-leadership, women in leadership, and the stories we believe that impact on our own leadership journeys. For more visit Audiodacious website · Hungry Woman at Work website

Aug 3

34 min 1 sec

Covid has changed everything. But how has it changed us - for the better? What work and life lessons have we learnt to our benefit, and what skills do we need to cope in this new era? Around the world we are commemorating the one year anniversary of the impact of the Coronacoaster on our lives. Nevelia Moloi reflects on her lessons learnt the past year and hears insights from: • Tamsyn Cornelius, owner of TC Editorial Services • Suzanne Mackay, director of Patar Finance • Cassandra Layman, owner of Tourist Beagles, and • Natasha Netha, employee experience manager Share your lessons learnt with us on instagram @hungrywomanatwork or at Hungry Woman at Work website · Audiodacious website

Mar 29

20 min 15 sec

Want to free up your time from the mundane work tasks so you can focus on the things that really matter? The answer lies in automating your life, says Michelle Thompson, owner of Awesome Outsourcing. Michelle personally knows about the need for automation and outsourcing. She shares her story about having to relearn even basic tasks after suffering a stroke at the age of 36. This episode is filled with great advice for solopreneurs, small business owners and just about anyone who suffers from crippling perfectionism. Audiodacious website · Hungry Woman at Work site

Feb 26

37 min 51 sec

The start of the year is meant to be about looking forward with optimism and setting goals for the future. But how do you set goals in the midst of a global pandemic? Should you even bother? In episode 23 Nevelia Moloi speaks to psychologist Lynne Robinson. Lynne says there are a number of good reasons to still set goals and offers practical advice for goal-setting amidst a global pandemic. Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Jan 29

16 min 55 sec

The year 2020 has done tailspins on all of us. In ep. 22, we speak to Stacey-Lee May, who’s gotten her own back, by spinning circles on her own terms. A professional motorsport athlete, car spinner and stunt driver, Stacey-Lee thrives while burning rubber, drifting and spinning doughnuts on a race track. This unusual “work environment” has taught her many lessons, like the importance of always staying grounded. She shares candidly about how she stays focused working in a male-dominated industry, how she went from studying law to performing stunts, and how she’s had to overcome bullying both at school and professionally.

Dec 2020

26 min 32 sec

Have you ever looked at someone who seems to have it all together, successfully juggling many roles and thought to yourself, I wonder how she does it? In episode 21, we feature a woman who knows the importance of managing your time for success. Evelyn Mabhunu is the manager of the educational trust for Umbono Capital, a wife and mom of four, who’s also found a way to pursue further studies, be a mentor to students, fundraise for a crisis response team, and serve in ministry at her church. How does she do it all, without burning out? “Plan your time, or someone else will plan it for you,” says Evelyn. Take a listen as she shares her advice on how to manage your time and prioritise your schedule. Audiodacious website

Oct 2020

27 min 55 sec

We've all had that experience: not getting the job we applied for, being passed up for a promotion, not getting the pitch or tender, or being overlooked when we thought we were the ideal candidate. Disappointment is a bitter pill to swallow, especially when we’ve worked hard or feel suitably qualified. In episode 20 Nevelia Moloi speaks to Agnes Sibanda, an entrepreneur and a youth talent catalyst. Agnes shares her lessons on overcoming disappointment and offers advice to young people as they navigate their way through the world of work. Spoiler alert: Nevelia also gets candid about a Dear Jane letter she recently received from Google ... Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Sep 2020

34 min 17 sec

A question on everyone’s minds during this Covid-19 pandemic has been, “how do I manage change?” This pandemic has brought with it an unprecedented amount of change for all of us, from school closures and social distancing, to business transitions and personal life changes. In episode 19, Nevelia Moloi speaks to two women who have navigated their way through significant changes of their own. There’s Alyssa Conley, a track and field athlete who decided to sidestep her way off the athletics track and onto the rugby field. And Kim Foster Yardley, a South African psychologist now based in Toronto, Canada, who is a self-confessed queen of change. We’ll hear from these women how they’ve navigated their way through changes in their own lives – and what they’ve learnt along the way. Think of this as your crash-course in change management. Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media · The Mental Game Clinic

Aug 2020

24 min 29 sec

When you wrote down your #2020goals we’re almost certain “Survive a pandemic” was not on your list! And yet that’s exactly where we find ourselves now. COVID-19 has changed our lives in irrevocable ways and we have all experienced life under some form of lockdown. In episode 18 Nevelia Moloi asks the question: “Who do you want to be beyond lockdown?” And, according to her, we have 3 options. Take a listen and decide which option is for you. Credits: The Power of Forgiveness - Immaculée Ilibagiza @LEAD Presented By "Hope” by Z_lus The Zeal (prod by Pieper Beats). Follow @z_lusthezeal #HWaW #HungryWomanatWork #Lockdown #Covid19 #WomenInBusiness #Careers #SoloCast #minisode

Aug 2020

14 min 29 sec

What are men’s voices doing on a show for women who want to thrive at work? What they should have been doing a long time ago: taking a stand against toxic masculinity and doing their part to eradicate gender-based violence. So say the collective voices on our show today. Gender-based violence has so many facets and one episode is not adequate enough to cover it. But the men on this episode agree about one thing: it’s a men’s issue more than anything else. In episode 17 of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi speaks to Jaco van Schalkwyk, founder of The Character Company, Beverly Gumede of Lawyers against Abuse, and a few other men who are saying “GBV stops with me”. #StopGBV #Iamnotnext #MeToomovement #HWaW Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website · The Character Company · Lawyers Against Abuse

Nov 2019

39 min 2 sec

Starting an online business, or moving your brand from offline to online can be intimidating for anyone. It’s even more intimidating for the woman who is somewhat technophobic, or feels like she doesn’t have enough time to figure out this online thing. Genecia Alluora, founder of Soul Rich Woman - the biggest network of female entrepreneurs in South-East Asia, is all about helping women entrepreneurs “shortcut their success” through building an online business. In addition to some very practical, technical tips for building your brand digitally, she also shares her insights on some of the limiting mindsets and beliefs we first need to overcome as women. The story of this former Miss Singapore starts from humble beginnings, and is testament to her belief that as women, “alone we are strong, together we are unstoppable”. #HWaW #buildanonlinebusiness #onlinebusiness #geneciaalluora Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Sep 2019

35 min 8 sec

“In the midst of doing hair we realised the whole world is changing all around us but the beauty industry is not changing - what is happening?” Doing things differently or, not doing things the way they’ve always been done, is not always encouraged. In this episode Nevelia Moloi speaks to two women who have experienced first-hand that innovation is not always celebrated. Natasha Summers and Chris Fisher are co-owners of Share Hair salon. Over the years they’d become so successful at their hairdressing craft, they had clients on waiting lists! But one day they realised the world around them was changing, but their industry was not. And so they set out to do something which at the time was unthinkable: to introduce technology into a techno-scared industry. As founders of Instaglam Express, an app for the hair and beauty industry, they share their insights on how to step out of your comfort zone and disrupt through innovation. #HWaW #innovation #disruption #beautyindustry #womeninpartnership About this Podcast: Hungry Woman at Work is the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul. And that workplace could be in the boardroom or the classroom, in the lab or on the sports field, in the home office or the cyber office. #HWaW is produced by Audiodacious, your audio content solutions partner. Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website · Instaglam Express

Aug 2019

36 min 8 sec

What season of life do you currently find yourself in: an exuberant summer, an uncertain autumn or an overwhelming winter? More importantly, how are you responding to the season? Are you trying to make the most of every moment or are you desperately wanting to go into hibernation and hope it passes soon? In episode 14, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rumbidzai Chisenga, a consultant in the international development space whose work revolves around strengthening governance institutions. Rumbidzai shares why it’s important to understand the season you’re in and adjust yourself accordingly. “The most important thing about seasons might just be about contentment. I am here, I’m not always gonna be here, but I’ve got to make this season count,” she says. She also offers her take on how to make your introverted nature work to your advantage in a loud and contested workplace. #HWaW #HungryWomanatWork #Seasons #Introversion #WomeninGovernance #WorkingWomen Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Jul 2019

36 min 42 sec

There’s been a lot of talk around women and the confidence gap at work. One school of thought says women get overlooked for promotions because “they’re not confident enough”. But others say that, what shows up as a lack of confidence is really a mix of different reasons. Some of those include a fear of backlash, being taught that others – not yourself – should praise your work, and generational gender norms of how women should present themselves (i.e. sweetly and quietly!) Host Nevelia Moloi, Mwansa Chokolo, an actuary working in the insurance industry, and Khodani Nematei, a youth development manager chat about women and the confidence gap at work. To add your voice to the conversation, talk to us on Instagram @hungrywomanatwork #HWaW #confidencegap Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website

May 2019

38 min 59 sec

As children we are encouraged to keep on dreaming, to pursue our dreams … and then as adults we’re told to stopped dreaming, to “grow up” in fact. On this episode Nevelia Moloi interviews Erica Blocker, our first guest beyond SA borders, who says dreams are crucial to our wellbeing and urges us to keep on dreaming. Erica is a life coach and side business success strategist. She’s also the Founder of Moms with Dreams University, so there’s a special message for moms who feel their dreams have gone to early retirement. Erica also offers advice on how you can maximise your time, how to find your confidence, and move from simply thinking about something, to implementing it. If you’ve become disillusioned about pursuing your dreams, this is a must-listen episode. #HWaW #HungryWomanatWork #workingwomen #work #womenatwork #lifecoach #maximisetime #pursueyourdreams #dreams Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website · Erica Blocker website

May 2019

35 min 33 sec

“I turned my house into a gallery” There was once a time when work, and passion were two distinct things. In this episode, Nevelia Moloi speaks to Miabo Enyadike, a businesswoman who makes a living off her passion, which is art. Miabo is an artpreneur and founder of Art Miabo and she shares how she’s turned her craft into a profitable career. How’s this for a quotable quote: “If you drop a Nigerian in the Sahara Desert, they will sell sand to the people that have been living there!” Miabo says there are many things we can learn from Nigerian women, such as tenacity, innovation, and how to run a business with no electricity. You’ll feel challenged to look at your hobbies and passion projects with new eyes. Listen now and subscribe to Hungry Woman at Work to receive regular episodes. #hwaw #womenatwork #workingwomen #womeninbusiness #womeninart #art #artpreneur #Nigeria #Nigerianwomen #entrepreneur #passion #passiontoprofit Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website · Art Miabo website

Apr 2019

34 min 1 sec

"There I was working full-time and I was a Masters student and I was pregnant with my second child ... what worked for me there was fusing what is common." In this episode of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rechelle Jacobs, a statistics lecturer at the University of Western Cape. As a woman in academia, who is also doing her PhD, Rechelle knows all about the working-mom hustle. She shares how fusing what's common has helped her, and how she's gone from humble beginnings to a woman thriving in her field. She also reflects on #FeesMustFall, the student movement that has had a huge impact on higher education in South Africa. Listen now. #HWaW #WomenInAcademia #WorkingMoms #WorkingMothers #statistics #femaleacademics #FeesMustFall #UWC #humblebeginnings #HungryWomanatWork Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website

Apr 2019

34 min 36 sec

What do you when things don't go the way you planned, when you thought things were going a certain way and then life got, erm, interrupted? In South Africa right now, there's a national "interrupter" called loadshedding, causing quite some havoc. In this minisode, Nevelia Moloi asks a few HWaW listeners how they are surviving the interruption of loadshedding - and how they respond when faced with the curveballs of life. Also listen out for what the epic Black Panther scene featuring Okoye and a raging war rhino has in common with a life interrupted. #HWaW Cover photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website

Mar 2019

19 min 43 sec

"Even in a saturated market, there is a client for everybody." Are you dreaming of starting your own business or side hustle but you don't know where the money will come from? Or perhaps you think there are already too many others out there doing the same thing you'd like to start? In this episode of Hungry Woman at Work, Nevelia Moloi chats to Rezaine Desai, who runs her own business as a wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer. Rezaine shares how she left behind a "safe" income to pursue her passion, and the lessons she's learnt along the way. She believes that, even in a saturated market, there is enough for everyone. You've just gotta have faith, she says. Nevelia also shares about different funds that are specifically aimed at funding women enterprise. Listen now! #HWaW #WomenInBusiness #StartOwnBusiness Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website · Rezaine Desai Photography

Mar 2019

23 min 37 sec

Have you ever walked into a meeting and been “the only” one of “your kind” in a room? As a young woman working in the military being “the only” is a regular occurrence for our guest on this episode. Yet she has determined to not let the uniform change who she is. In episode 7, Nevelia Moloi chats to Kholofelo Tsoloane, a biokineticist working in the South African Military Health Services. Kholo knows what it is to be the only female in a male-dominated environment. Yet she has found ways to keep her feminine soul thriving. If you’re struggling with time management and punctuality, Kholo fills us in on how the army can help you! And in the listener question section, we talk about how to not let a lack of resources stand in the way of your creativity. Audiodacious · Kholofelo Tsoloane - Instagram

Feb 2019

31 min 54 sec

"The more secure a woman leader is the more she’s prepared to raise up those behind her" In this episode, Nevelia Moloi chats to Julie Cunningham, a woman who's been in media for many years and is now a business consultant specialising in strategic communications. Julie - whose had stints at Carte Blanche, eNCA and CNN - speaks about women in media, the importance of being secure in yourself as a leader, and how to not compromise on family values. She also tells about the miraculous power of a cup of tea in a busy mom's life! Mzeelia Media · Audiodacious

Feb 2019

24 min 58 sec

"Take a break from social media. Keep it simple. Take time away by yourself. Get intentional rest..." In the final episode for 2018, Hungry Woman at Work listeners and host Nevelia Moloi share their tips for thriving in the festive season, what lessons they've learnt in 2018, and how to be more effective in 2019. #HWaW #WorkSuccess #WorkingWomen Credit: 2018 photo by Steven VanDesande Jr on Unsplash Mzeelia Media website · Audiodacious website

Dec 2018

15 min 10 sec

Episode 4 of Hungry Woman at Work - the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul. In this episode, host Nevelia Moloi chats to Lerato Thekiso, managing partner at Thekvest Legal Advisory Services and founder of the Unleashed Leadership Development Foundation. Lerato, a businesswoman and speaker, shares about creating a new expression of women in law, unlocking the potential of young people and creating authentic sisterhood. And as a former Miss Limpopo, she offers some beauty hacks for working women! Thekvest Legal · Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Dec 2018

31 min 57 sec

Episode 3 of Hungry Woman at Work - the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul. In this episode, host Nevelia Moloi chats to Annie McWalter, the CEO of The Hope Factory and SAICA Enterprise Development. Annie shares about exciting job opportunities for accounting students in South Africa, and the importance of first leading yourself before you can lead others. And she encourages women in leadership to make it easier for the women coming after them. The Hope Factory · Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website

Nov 2018

28 min 23 sec

Episode 2 of Hungry Woman at Work - the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul. In this episode, host Nevelia Moloi chats to Mbali Ndandani who is the Africa digital lead for Unilever. Mbali speaks about being a woman in tech and some of her bug bears in the tech space right now. She also shares her advice to unemployed graduates and leadership lessons from basketball... including who she'd choose as her COO between Steph Curry or LeBron James! Audiodacious website · Mzeelia Media website · Mbali Ndandani on twitter

Nov 2018

35 min 10 sec

When people hear the name "Hungry Woman at Work" it raises a few eyebrows and evokes different images. Nevelia Moloi, founder of the show, explains where it all started and how this is not an office diet challenge but a show for the woman who wants to thrive at work without losing her soul. #HWaW #HungryWomanAtWork

Nov 2018

6 min 58 sec

Episode 1 of Hungry Woman at Work - the podcast for the woman who wants to thrive at work, without losing her soul! In this launch episode, host Nevelia Moloi chats to athlete Simidele Adeagbo. Simidele made history in the 2018 Winter Olympics as the first African female to compete in the sport of skeleton. Simidele shares how it feels to go downhill on an icetrack at 140km/hr, the workplace lessons she's learnt through her sport and how she's using her work to positively impact the lives of others. Oh, and some exercises hacks for working women! Simidele's website · Audiodacious

Oct 2018

30 min 28 sec