About me

Hawanatu is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, social worker and storyteller. She founded a storytelling agency called Mahawa Creative that helps organisations and individuals to craft meaningful narratives. Her agency collaborates with local, corporate and government organisations to create emotionally compelling videos for positive social impact. Mahawa Creative also offers workshops to help women unearth and nurture their inner essence through creative storytelling and powerful self-care tools. For women in particular, the many stresses in modern life often makes them feel stressed, anxious and disconnected to their sense of self-worth. Through these workshops women are empowered to be unapologetically themselves while navigating the world.

Key speaking topics are:
– cultivating self-worth and authenticity
– mental health and wellbeing
– creating emotionally compelling stories
– diversity and representation in the media

Previous speaking experience

Hawanatu is an experienced speaker who has spoken at many different events including the UN WOMEN in Singapore pitching competition, SSI New Beginning Festival, Harmony Alliance webinar, Bridging Careers event and presented at many conferences.

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