Forbes Cover Celebration


From Humble Beginnings to Forbes Feature: Celebrating Portia Mngomezulu's Journey

In a heartfelt and intimate gathering, the Portia M team came together on the morning of June 19, 2024, to celebrate an extraordinary milestone—Portia Mngomezulu’s feature on the cover of Forbes Small Giants edition. This prestigious honor, a testament to her visionary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, was marked not with fanfare but with a meaningful reflection among the close-knit team that has stood by her side.


The two-plate stove cake design pays tribute to Portia’s early days as an entrepreneur, when she began creating skincare products with nothing but passion, a vision, and a simple two-plate stove. Her skincare business was built on these humble beginnings, powered by determination, inventiveness, and an unrelenting confidence in the transformational potential of her creations.


The celebration, hosted in the calm and familiar setting that has been the backdrop to countless hours of hard work and innovation, was a bittersweet reminder of the journey that has led to this moment of recognition. It was a morning dedicated to the people who have been the cornerstone of Portia Mngomezulu’s success—her team.


Among the speakers was Production Supervisor Refilwe Mabena, who has been an integral part of the Portia M team for over eight years. Refilwe, along with other team members, shared personal stories of inspiration, growth, and the profound impact Portia Mngomezulu has had on their careers and lives.


Each speaker highlighted a different facet of Portia’s leadership—her unwavering commitment to quality, her innovative approach to skincare, and her dedication to empowering those around her. It was a celebration of Portia’s achievements, yes, but more importantly, it was a recognition of the collective effort and the supportive community that has been the foundation of her success.


The event was a beautiful blend of gratitude, inspiration, and a shared vision for the future. It was a reminder that at the heart of every great achievement is a team of individuals working together, supporting one another, and striving towards a common goal.


As the morning came to a close, the Portia M team left the gathering not just with a sense of pride in their leader’s accomplishment but with a renewed sense of purpose and a deeper connection to the mission that drives them every day.


Portia Mngomezulu’s feature in Forbes Small Giants is more than just an accolade; it is a symbol of the collective journey, the shared dreams, and the unyielding spirit of a team that has dared to dream big and work tirelessly to turn those dreams into reality.


Congratulations to Portia Mngomezulu on her well-deserved recognition. This celebration, a reflection of your leadership and the team’s dedication, symbolizes the outstanding journey she has all taken. Here’s to many more milestones and accomplishments together.

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