Business & Faith Talk with Carina Nel!
Carina Nel was born and raised in Pretoria. She is 2nd oldest of four children. She studied at the University of Pretoria and majored in African Languages and is conversant in 3 African languages Sepedi, Tswana and Zulu.
She always had a flare for fashion and after 10 years of teaching at a local high school in Centurion, and ventured into the world of fashion. As a newly born entrepreneur in the year 2000, she took the opportunities that came her way and was blessed with a very successful fashion accessory business. From there on it transitioned into fashion and image styling and she was honored to work with thousands of women across the country and Namibia. She also had the opportunity to work with various national fashion magazines, KYKNET and radio stations.
In 2018, whilst travelling overseas, she had the epiphany to create awareness for the fashion needs of the taller women. As a tall woman herself, standing tall at 1.87 m, she knew the struggle was real as she has been living that for many years.
At last, at the age of 55, she found her God given purpose and TWM Tall Women Movement was launched on 14 November 2018. TWM creates a platform for women, 1.76 m and taller, to socialize, share our tall stories and make new friends. Via events, style sessions, photo and video shoots they celebrate the tall and beautiful women they are.
In June 2019 the TWM Clothing line went online with various designs and styles, exclusively tailor made for the taller women. In March 2020, a variety of beautiful earrings as well as genuine leather shoes (up to a size 12) were added to the online collection.
Over the past 18 months, she has realised that TWM is more than just a movement, it is a ministry……..and she is exactly at the right place……….just as God had planned long ago!
Her business tips / advice:
1. Follow your heart.
2. Give it all to God.
3. Be prepared to work hard.
4. Trust the Lord's timing.
5. Be thankful for new opportunities.
Her bible verses that guides her and gives her strenght:
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.."
Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NIV)
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
"As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him" (2)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (9)
1 Peter 2:4 & 9 (NIV)
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BONUS - Listen to Carina Nel's 'Tall Story' !
An inspiring and encouraging message to all the 'tall and beautiful' women!