10 Mar 2014

The African chapter of Women in Boating is growing in leaps and bounds as participants enthusiastically embrace the advantages of networking with others in their field. The third-ever meeting of the newly-found organization took place in Cape Town recently with attendance growing from the original five to an impressive 27.

Boating World’s Suzanne Levy and Jessica Muller attended the breakfast event which was held at the Winchester Mansions hotel in Sea Point.  They joined organizer Vanessa Davidson (MIASA) and the big group of women who gathered in the courtyard area to meet newcomers to the group and exchange ideas.

Much laughter and lively discussion filled the air as they enjoyed the sumptuous breakfast spread and shared experiences.

Jessica says she was amazed to see how many women play such a vital role in the boating industry and how their influence reaches across the whole spectrum.  She met women in a huge variety of positions ranging from personal assistants to directors in boat building, retail, yacht and charter management, upholstery supply to boat cleaning and maintenance and others.

There was a large contingent of support from the sponsors of this particular event, Nautic Africa, along with those from Matrix Yachts, du Toit Yachts and more.

Vanessa is delighted with feedback from each event held to date - where successful new business opportunities have been reported.

Contact MIASA’s Kareemah or Vanessa at (021) 418 8899 for the next exciting meeting of Women in Boating.