This year, SACU’s first Professionals Networking Event was covered on Voice of America’s Studio 7 show twice. The event was covered for VOA Zimbabwe in Washington D.C. but the show aired from Harare to Kinshasa!
The Professionals Networking event is a new addition to the annual Southern African Reunion Weekend which started in 2013. It marked the first time that SACU hosted the event and the first time that a Southern African networking event has been hosted by the Southern African Diaspora in the Washington D.C area. The event brought together about 30 professionals, entrepreneurs and recent graduates who listened to guest speaker, Mercy Chogugudza and also were given a chance to network with each other. For more about the event read SACU’s report on the days event by the event coordinator, SACU Director and Co-Founder Omega Tawonezvi. She noted that overall, the event received positive feedback from attendees who are looking forward to attending it next year.
- To listen to the August 31st, 2014 pre-event coverage, click here. SACU Co-Founder and Marketing and PR Director, Cassandra Sibanda Gurni is interviewed: VOA Radio Report – August 31
- To listen to the September 1st, 2014 post-event coverage, click on the play button below. SACU Co-Founder and Marketing and PR Director, Cassandra Sibanda Gurni and Guest Speaker Mercy are interviewed:
- To read the VOA article that was printed in the online edition of Studio 7’s webpage about the event, Click on the link: “Southern Africans Prepare to Take a Bite of the American Dream”