(May 9, 2017) A strong contingent of some 80 women business owners participated actively in six information sessions and targeted business skills trainings on 9 May 2017 at EY in Johannesburg. A winner and two runners-up took centre stage after the Perfecting your Pitch competition: Managing Director Janice Scheckter, Indigo New Media; Viloshnee Singh, V4 Group & Thembane Chemicals; and Managing Director Thanthi Sepeng, Reve Productions.
These trainings formed part of the two-day pre-events ahead of the WEConnect International in South Africa’s Annual Conference. Course presenters included EY’s Lorenzo Bell Jr and IBM’s Michael K. Robinson, Tony de Abreu and Angela de Longchamps, as well as several certified women’s business enterprises.
The interactive trainings aimed at useful and practical skills included:
The Perfecting your Pitch competition at the end of the morning’s session was hotly contested; judges finally decided on the three winners with two honorable mentions.
Significantly, trainings were done by certified women business owners, whose role has become the empowerment of fellow women business owners by teaching vital skills. This virtuous cycle of teaching and learning among peers is one of the strong indicators of the gains to local entrepreneurs through the activities of WEConnect International in South Africa. Good attendance at the workshops indicated specific interest among women business owners for these information and training sessions.
For more information, contact: Jean Chawapiwa, Country Director of WEConnect International in SA I firstname.lastname@example.org I +27 836606586