CAPE TOWN CHAPTER

The original chapter of Future Females, founded in August 2017

ABOUT

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Future Females Cape Town runs regular themed monthly events and workshops, where entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs can connect, learn and be inspired by experts and serial entrepreneurs.

UPCOMING

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Values-Based Leadership : Discover & Lead From Your Place Of Truth | FUTURE FEMALES CAPE TOWN

22 SEPTEMBER  2020

THE TEAM

CAPE TOWN HQ

Lauren Dallas

Lauren Dallas

Co-Founder

lauren@futurefemales.co

Cerina Bezuidenhout

Cerina Bezuidenhout

Co-Founder

cerina@futurefemales.co
sasha zakharova

sasha zakharova

Project Manager

sasha@futurefemales.co
phillippa dods

phillippa dods

Content Manager

phillippa@futurefemales.co
DAHLIA DOHCRAT

DAHLIA DOHCRAT

Communications Coordinator

dahlia@futurefemales.co

KIRSTIE DUNCAN

KIRSTIE DUNCAN

Marketing Coordinator

kirstie@futurefemales.co

cordula pfluegl

cordula pfluegl

Chapter Growth Strategist

cordula@futurefemales.co
Jamila Parker

Jamila Parker

Business School Program Coordinator

jamila@futurefemales.co

MONICA MUSIYA

MONICA MUSIYA

Community Coordinator

monica@futurefemales.co

FLORA FONTES

FLORA FONTES

Marketing Manager

flora@futurefemales.co

NIAMH AREMBAND

NIAMH AREMBAND

Marketing Coordinator

niamh@futurefemales.co

Nicky favstosky

Nicky favstosky

Capetown Ambassador

nicky@futurefemales.co

PAST SPEAKERS

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE STAGE

Ellen Fischat

Ellen Fischat

Co-Founder Innocircle & Story Room

How to Fail Successfully

Andre de Wet

Andre de Wet

CEO at 2ndBase Inc, Advisor & Keynote Speaker

Thinking Creatively & Thinking Bigger

Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen

Founder Director of Open Design Afrika Festival

Thinking Creatively & Thinking Bigger

Zimkhita Buwa

Zimkhita Buwa

Chief Operating Officer at Britehouse 

Feminine Leadership

Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice

Founder of Capital Idea Consulting

Feminine Leadership

Antoinette Prophy

Antoinette Prophy

Founder and Managing Director of 88 Business Collective

Getting Started – Turning Your Idea into a Business

Heike le Cordeur

Heike le Cordeur

Owner of Fleur le Cordeur Floral Design

Getting Started – Turning Your Idea into a Business

Lelemba Phiri

Lelemba Phiri

Chief Marketing Officer at Zoona

Mastering a Money Mindset

Jemima Faye Goodall

Jemima Faye Goodall

Co-founder and Managing Director at Something Sassy, and CEO at Coco Creative

Mastering a Money Mindset

Chwayita Nqiwa

Chwayita Nqiwa

Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of ignitPR & ignitAR

Power of Personal Brand

Candice Bodington

Candice Bodington

Founder of Candibod Brand

Power of Personal Brand

Zimbini Peffer

Zimbini Peffer

Head of Marketing Jewellery at TFG (The Foschini Group)

Self Care & Balancing Life

Sandi Dekker

Sandi Dekker

Founder & CEO of myUTOPIA

Self Care & Balancing Life

John Sanei

John Sanei

Trend specialist, business innovation strategist, entrepreneur, speaker, and author.

Visioning & Goal- Setting

Jos Dirkx

Jos Dirkx

Managing Director of Build Brand Experience

Visioning & Goal-Setting

Chantal Louw

Chantal Louw

Product Owner, UX Consultant & Business Developer at Polymorph Systems

Tech Trends

Carolina Ödman Govender

Carolina Ödman Govender

Associate Scientist at SKA South Africa

Tech Trends

Stephane Rogovsky

Stephane Rogovsky

CEO at R-Squared Group

Build & Use Your Influence

Fadia Williams

Fadia Williams

Founder and Director at McWilliams & Company Educational Services

Build & Use Your Influence

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka

Co-Founder and Director of Uprise.Africa

Power of Networking

Suhaifa Naidoo

Suhaifa Naidoo

Digital Marketing Strategist and Founder of Mashup Marketing

Power of Networking

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Director of Fraser Consulting

Speed Networking

Pride Maunatlala

Pride Maunatlala

Head Of Marketing at TFG (The Foschini Group)

Entrepreneur Mindset

Lauren Wallet

Lauren Wallet

Owner and Creator of Malva Academy

Entrepreneur Mindset

Nicola Probyn & Claire Alexander

Nicola Probyn & Claire Alexander

Founders of Firecracker

Launch Event

Catherine Lückhoff

Catherine Lückhoff

Founder and CEO of NicheStreem

Launch Event

Cape Town

by | Jun 8, 2018 | 0 comments

For many years now, the Millennial workforce has been consistently changing the way we work in more ways than one. As noted by NBC News, aside from raising awareness over various topics such as employee and workplace well-being, work-life balance, and flexibility, this new generation of professionals has also made it the norm for managers and company leaders to provide a steady flow of feedback.

  

This reality has eventually led to the emergence of hundreds of millions of resources on the different ways to give effective feedback. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about being on the other end: there just isn't enough information out there on how to receive feedback well. That being said, here are six tips that can help you get the most out of all the feedback you receive:

1. Handle your emotions offline 

We can't help it if certain comments make us feel certain ways -- we're only human after all. However, your emotional response is yours and yours alone to deal with. To ensure that you are capable of addressing every piece of the feedback with determination and an open mind, get negative emotional reactions out of your system through simple breathing exercises.
An article by Pain-Free Working explained how exercises like deep breathing, the 4-7-8 breathing technique, and the lion’s breath technique can help release tension in the head, promote relaxation and improve your mood in just a few minutes.

2. Identify good intentions 

Taking in criticism or feedback can be hard -- no matter how meaningful, constructive or true it may be. However, it is something you must overcome in order to become better at receiving feedback. Again, you have to remember that the person giving you an evaluation isn’t out to get you and intentionally hurt your feelings. They are there with the intention to help you see points of improvement.

3. Actively listen

Whether you are listening to a talk or participating in a class, the only foolproof way to learn as much as you can is by listening actively. This undeniable truth also applies when taking in feedback. When the other person is sharing his or her feedback with you, make sure to listen closely. Let the person share their complete evaluation, without interruption. Avoid analysing or questioning each and every comment, and instead, focus on trying to understand what the other person means and the perspective they are coming from. Once they are done, The Muse suggests repeating back the comment to ensure that you got everything right.

 4. ASK QUESTIONS

In addition to repeating the other person’s comments, it would also be in your best interest to ask questions if there are parts that you weren’t able to fully grasp. Asking questions will not only show how willing you are when it comes to understanding their assessment. This simple act can also help you have more clarity, get to the root of the issues raised and have access to some possible solutions for addressing said issues.

5. Learn from each feedback

Even if the feedback you’ve received is unfavourable, there is surely still something you can learn from it. Just like how you would try to ‘Overcome Failure’, ask yourself why you got such commentary. Then, use that knowledge to further improve your work and to ensure that the next feedback you’d get will be much better.

6. CIRCLE BACK

As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, after making sense of the feedback you've received, make sure to work on the items mentioned and issues raised. It would also be a good idea to circle back with them to see how things are going from their perspective. Doing so will not only strengthen your relationship with them, but also provide you with an opportunity to get more feedback.

Feedback can be thought of as two-way streets. Meaning to say, in order for it to be as effective as it can be, the giver should know how to offer meaningful comments while the receiver should know how to receive assessments well.

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