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The High Tea event returns to Harare

After successfully hosting The High Tea event at Organikks in Chisipite, Harare, last year, organisers take the event to the same venue on April 28 in what has been described as a “delicious excuse for the ladies to dress up, look good and share their stories over a wide range of teas and good food”.


The event starts at 12 noon and ends at 5pm.

Last year’s inaugural event was graced by Tanzanian award-winning musician Diamond Platnumz’s ex-wife, Zari Hassan.

According to the organisers, The High Tea is about bringing like-minded women together for a common purpose, which is to empower, motivate and encourage harmony and interdependence among women from different nationalities, backgrounds and races.

“The High Tea targets women in business, aspiring female entrepreneurs, leading women in communities and careers and any woman looking to be among other women in hopes to gain knowledge, unity, support and resources across a wide range of industries and interests,” said event organiser Bonnie Chimanikire.

“A fun-filled enriching afternoon where we hear the powerful stories from selected speakers. Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with learning, pampering and entertainment.”

Chimanikire, a Bulawayo-based entrepreneur and business coach, is the brains behind The High Tea event, which she co-founded with Ntombizodwa Sibanda, an attorney and thought leader.

Speakers at The High Tea event will include television and radio personality Tendai Madondo, TBWA MD Sapi Bachi, agriprenuer Thato Moagi, Econet GM marketing Mellany Msengezi, as well as business leadership and motivational speaker Rebecca Kano-Munyuki.

Sibanda said apart from discussions, there would be activities like a fashion show and exhibitions, among others.

“The High Tea also has a fashion showcase from Zimbabwe’s finest fashion forward designers based locally and abroad,” Sibanda said.

“There will also be great entertainment, a finance panel to help women who are in or aspire to be in business, exhibition booths and so much more. If last years’ High Tea debut is anything to go by, this year will be mind-blowing.”

On taking this years’ event back to Organikks, Chimanikire said: “The High Tea will be hosted for the second time in Zimbabwe at the beautiful Organikks with a picturesque view. This venue has a timeless beauty and is famously known for its mouth-watering delectable food.

“Organikks is a perfect venue for a summer high tea. The guests will enjoy a great afternoon with various selections of teas, coffees, juices, soft drinks and wines accompanied by a delectable classic High Tea menu of savoury and sweet finger foods prepared by the in-house chef.”

Sibanda said the idea behind The High Tea event was to change the narrative around women. The High Tea is also made up of an all-female team.

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