Being a public figure that is both strong and vocal about your private life makes one prey to social media bullies and victims of criticism. Gaona as we know is very opinionated and open about her private life. The media entrepreneur has a whole lot of accolades to her name, but seems as though she is on her way to becoming a media mogul. Being the household name that she is her work speaks volumes of her determination and hardworking skills.
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Here are 5 things to know about Gaona.
In journalism it is all about communication and that’s where her passion lies. She is very popular in the television and radio medium. An award winning broadcast journalist who first rose to fame as a host on Urban Flava’s and a co-host on BTV Breakfast show, and worked as a radio newsreader. She won the BOMU Best Electronic Journalist of the Year in 2012.
A master communicator
She recently shared the stage with an international figure Steve Harvey for his networking sessions. A highlight in her career.
At any available time she makes it a priority to empower women from all spheres. She is part of various wellness campaigns and empowerment projects. She has a mentorship program that helps young women in issues that affect them daily. She also found her voice in motivational speaking where she tours around schools to give talks to girls in and out of school. This is part of her plan to help report on positive and progressive content about Africa.
A cover girl
She graced the cover of iRose for their August issue where she spoke out about her Endometriosis diagnosis. In the caption she wrote, ‘Telling my story my way’. And also speaking about her journey to self-awareness and transformation.
An African leader in the making
She was chosen as one of 15 Batswana to join a group of 500 young African leaders and spent 6 weeks at Yale University for a summit in to interact with then president Barack Obama. That experience alone gained her enough skills and resources to succeed.
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