introducing bossbabes

About Us

Welcome to Boss Babes Women’s Business Network, where we are on a mission to empower, connect, and elevate the careers of women in business. We believe that every woman has the potential to be a remarkable force in the business world, and our network is here to provide the platform, resources, and community support to make it happen.

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Philippa van Coller

The Boss Babes Network came together through the collaboration of Philippa van Coller with Charlene Ainslie and Jacky Dyer. All three have extensive experience in corporate settings and Philippa also has many years of leadership in the church world, passionately serving people from all walks of life as a qualified Minister for over 20 years. In the last 5 years, her focus has turned to empowering, educating and uplifting women, whether they are business owners or living on the streets.

In August 2022, after a season of difficult change, and coming to a crossroads in her life, she became aware that there are so many women out there, like her, who want to be the change they want to see. Her mission, to find them and together help other women stand up and be counted.

Why Boss Babes? Because it’s time for women to be their true authentic self in the workplace, and to own the fact that, despite living in a man’s world, women are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. We want to lift their hands and make them stronger by creating this platform and safe space for them.


Charlene Ainslie

Charlene Ainslie is a branding, licensing and marketing professional. With over 20 years experience is fashion, brands and broadcasting, Charlene has partnered with companies such as Cartoon Network, Hello Kitty and Reebok South Africa both locally and internationally. Brand Boss Media House is a full service marketing and branding agency. Here to take your brand to the next level.


Jacqueline Dyer

Jacqueline Dyer is an education specialist who moved to South Africa a year ago. Originally from the UK, Jacqueline was an English teacher and teacher trainer in France, Morocco, Portugal, and the Czech Republic before going to Vietnam, where she spent 25 years building her education consulting business alongside her teaching. She co-founded an overseas study consultancy with offices in both Hanoi (north) and Ho Chi Minh City (south), also managing a UK-branded English language school for part of that time. She moved to Spain in 2019 to set up a new education consulting business, which was halted by the pandemic, and began switching to editing, proof-reading and copy writing, building skills and taking courses along the way. She holds UK Masters degrees in English Language Teaching and Educational Management and Leadership, and brings to Boss Babes a wealth of management and training experience, together with language, writing and translation skills. She is fluent in French and proficient in Portuguese and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, writing fiction and travelling. The next challenge is learning Afrikaans.

Why Choose Us

Joining the Boss Babes Network isn't just an opportunity; it's a transformative experience that's deeply rooted in authenticity. Here's why you must become a part of our remarkable community:

Real Connections: Boss Babes is a place where you can connect with real, like-minded women who are genuinely invested in your success. Our members are driven by authenticity, fostering meaningful relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Transparent Support:

Here, you'll find a network that values openness and transparency. We don't just celebrate successes; we acknowledge the struggles, setbacks, and vulnerabilities that come with the entrepreneurial journey. It's a safe space to share your challenges and receive honest, constructive feedback.

No Pretenses, Just Progress:

You don't have to pretend to be someone you're not at Boss Babes. We celebrate individuality and encourage you to bring your true self to the table. Here, your authenticity is your strength.

Collaboration, Not Competition

Authenticity thrives when competition takes a backseat. Boss Babes promotes a culture of collaboration, where women come together to achieve mutual success, rather than competing against each other.

Inclusivity: We embrace women from all backgrounds, industries, and stages of their career or entrepreneurial journey. Our authenticity stems from the rich diversity of perspectives and experiences within our community.

Empowerment Through Authenticity: We know that embracing your true self is a powerful tool for success. Boss Babes encourages you to bring your whole, authentic self to the table, inspiring confidence and empowerment that can drive your entrepreneurial journey forward.