Thursday, 22 April 2021

The team behind Bernini - the only Natural Sparkling Grape Frizzantè - is back with the 3rd burst of The Squadcast Series - a platform for open, honest conversation with confident, strong, successful women who live life with style and flair, to share their professional journeys, their vulnerabilities and their personal experiences on the road to success.   



The guest line-up for episodes 7, 8 and 9 of this popular Spotify podcast series will once again feature glamorous, vivacious women who hustle in sparkling style, yet always make time to uplift other women. Just like Bernini’s Glow Getters, they work hard and aren’t afraid to go for their goals and dreams. They are also ready to glow at a moment’s notice – especially when they’re out living it up with their squad.  Their lively conversations and sharp wit are set to leave listeners entertained and ready to take on the world. 



With this series of 3 episodes which kicks off on Sunday 25 April, the team is proud to welcome new host, respected entrepreneur and business woman Nomndeni Mdakhi to the driving seat.  A passionate proponent of female empowerment, she is the founder of Agenda Women - an online platform that brings women together to learn from each other and grow. 


Joining Mdakhi in conversation are a panel of women who have carved successful careers in entertainment and the broader business industry, among them Afro-Soul singing sensation Ami Faku; award-winning model of Reality TV fame Blue Mbombo; B-Girl, choreographer and DJ, Courtnae Paul; multi-award winning business woman, Farah Fortune; and founder and editor of stylish digital publication The Throne, Caron Williams. These women are all role models in their own right who epitomize the glamorous Bernini lifestyle. 


Mdakhi and her guests will take an honest look at how to find the balance between responsibility and freedom; the valuable role that relationships play in the lives of women; and the burning issues that women experience in traditional work environments, as well as the key role of the modern female entrepreneur today. 



Leading up to Freedom Day on 27 April, the focus for episode 7 - the 1st podcast in this series – will be on FREEDOM. What freedom means to the modern day woman, and how she can manage the fine line between responsibility and freedom. Mdakhi and her special guests Ami Faku, Courtnaé Paul and Farah Fortune will discuss topics like cyberbullying, what’s behind ‘cancel culture’, and how free women really are in a man’s world. This episode is set to spark lively conversation.


Episode 7 will be accessible on Spotify on Sunday 25 April. 


Saturday 1 May is Worker’s Day, and episode 8 will focus on how women in the workplace can build successful careers and reap the REWARDS. Caron Williams, Ninel Musson and Kim Jayde are the three phenomenal women who will join Mdakhi in conversation for this episode which will be accessible on Sunday 2 May.  


The theme for the 9th episode is RELATIONSHIPS and guests will discuss the impact and power our relationships have on the path to success. This episode will be accessible on Sunday 9 May.  


Bernini Marketing Manager Tania Kotze says ‘We introduced The Squadcast Series during International Women’s Month last year, and we are proud of how quickly it has become a safe and open space for our guests to share their vulnerabilities, their views and their stories. The topics are relevant to all women, and the honest conversations resonate with women from all walks of life.  We want to let women know that support is available to them and to show women that their experiences do not define or limit them in any way - the world is theirs for the taking. This series is a nod to every strong, independent woman who recognizes that she would not have made it to where she is today without her squad by her side.’  



Anyone who would like to be part of the Bernini Squadcast conversation on social media can visit the Facebook page or follow Bernini on Instagram @BerniniSA and Twitter @BerniniSA.



Click HERE to listen to previous episodes on Spotify.



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Courtnae Paul, Ami Faku,  Nomndeni Mdakhi and Farah Fortune

Host, Nomndeni Mdakhi