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PetanquePétanque International (Pty) Ltd is a boutique woman-owned business consultancy with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The company focuses on using visual storyboarding to simplify, change and facilitate performance improvement in organizations.

Managing Director, Dr Michélle Booysen, and her business partner, MJ Fick, have over the past 14 years built their business into a vibrant group of companies with motivated teams. Pétanque is the winner of the 2014 Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Award for Excellence in BPM and Workflow.

success 2016 mendell SA mainMelanie Medell Selected for EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2016

(July 26, 2016) Melanie Medell, owner of Melaire Linens, has been chosen to participate in corporate member EY's Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2016 programme. Melanie has been a WEConnect International in South Africa certified Women Business Enterprise since March 2015.

Melanie credits her selection to the EY programme to WEConnect International in South Africa’s support. She says, "This opportunity is a direct outcome of my attendance of the WEConnect International in South Africa Annual Conference held in April this year. In particular, Jean Chawapiwa, Executive Director of WEConnect International in South Africa is a powerful catalyst."

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(15 July 2016) WEConnect International in South Africa is on a growth path, a new team took over the management in August 2015. The team has hosted multiple events including a national conference for women business owners in South Africa. The growing strength of the organisation has prompted a move onto online platforms to further strengthen their network of women owned businesses, certified WBEs, corporate members within WEConnect International and affiliate organisations.