South Africa

WEConnect International in South Africa identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit organisation in South Africa that provides the seal of certification uniquely to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and also, that connects these WBEs with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations across diverse industries. Our signature seal of certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from South African businesses that meet universal standards for WBEs. Find out more.

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Rea Webinar 2

Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (CAT)

Description: COVID-19 has become a global pandemic, throwing many small, medium, and large businesses into financial crisis. The uncertainty in local and global markets makes it difficult for financial management and planning, as businesses assess their risks and vulnerability from both an operational and a financial standpoint.

The webinar is designed to help business owners to deal with business finances in times of crisis for short, medium, and long-term needs. No matter the nature of your business, a solid grasp of finance fundamentals will help you understand – and be able to articulate  – the financial position of your organisation.  It will also give you the ability to plan and produce projections for the uncertain economic conditions.  The webinar will cover:

  • Liquidity analysis (for example, will we be able to pay our suppliers or employees?)
  • Understanding how your accountant can assist
  • Reviewing the impact of the shutdown on your finances (business and personally) and actions to minimize the negative impact
  • Cash-flow management and cost-cutting

The webinar will be led by certified WBEs, Rea Mafoko (Talana Chartered Accountants), and moderated by Charmel Flemming (F Twelve).


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Kgobati Webinar 1


Time: 10:00 - 11:00 (CAT)

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Description: While the world has always been a world of change, process, and progress, we are now more aware of change than ever before. Up to a few weeks ago, we as women business leaders grappled with how do to lead and fortify our businesses with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Not many of us saw COVID19 coming. This signals that change itself is changing, occurring more rapidly in a more disruptive way. 

Change is typically upsetting, disturbing, and challenging. We can make matters worse by adding fear, anger, frustration, stress, and thus become rigid, inflexible, stuck, and limited.  Lessons from reviewing previous disruptions show that the impact of disruption on different businesses - varies, depending on the quality of the leadership’s response to the situation. You as a leader can either freeze, turn away, or confront and step up to the challenge. The difference in the outcome of these choices is profound and tangible.

Learning and practicing resilience influences your leadership positively. The quality of your resilience is the quality of your leadership!  

This webinar will be led by certified WBE, Kgobati Magome (CI Coaching), and moderated by Jazz Mbanjwa (Zenzele People Professionals and JazzOptimism.Com).


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Jean Chawapiwa
Country Director, South Africa
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