Hirsch’s Silverlakes recently hosted their monthly Ladies Networking event, where a highlight of the morning was the announcement of the monthly finalist for the ‘Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever Award’.


The August finalist, Shamila Ramjawan, owner of Famram Solutions , a Company specialising in Women’s Hygiene products, was thrilled to receive the award.  “I am honoured to be recognised as a finalist – Margaret Hirsch is such an inspiration to me”, said Shamila.


The Guest Speaker at the event, Dr Arien van der Merwe – herself a previous finalist of the Award – is a medical doctor, specialising in workplace wellness, body-mind and integrative, natural medicine, stress management and longevity. She writes for, and consults regularly for many magazines and newspapers in South Africa, and appears in countless national radio and TV shows as guest.  Dr Arien addressed the audience on Women’s Health – a healthy woman translates to a healthy family and in turn a healthy nation.  Due to stresses of modern living, she touched on the importance of building mental resilience – which in turn affect one’s health –  through:

  • Positive self talk
  • Having a sense of humour
  • Getting clear about goals, values and priorities
  • Being assertive – learning to ask  for what you want and need
  • Improving communication skills
  • Building and maintaining support systems
  • Investing in relationships


After a most informative talk, those present where given the opportunity to present themselves and their business in a 30-second ‘elevator pitch’.  After some lovely lucky draw prizes were won, informal networking over a cappuccino took place – with business cards being exchanged.


If you would like to be invited to attend these events, or wish to enter the Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever Competition, please contact




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