Last Chance to Win Womandla Bursary: 21st Century Skills Certificate

Amidst trying financial times and increased unemployment among the youth, Womandla Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with MANCOSA to afford 20 women across Africa with the Honoris Online Academy 21st Century Skills Certificate.

Over the past year, it has become increasingly clear that the world of work demands cognitive agility and a mobile mindset – attitudes and behaviours of success. The Womandla Bursary’s 21st Century Skills Certificate will prepare the bursars to thrive and compete in automated, data and AI-driven realities. 

Womandla Foundation is a non-profit organisation which celebrates and empowers girls and  women in Africa and beyond. Womandla collaborates with various organisations to promote social innovation, access to education, community enrichments and transformation. 

“We are excited about this partnership with MANCOSA and the impact it will have on the bursary recipients” says Sam Gqomo, founding director of Womandla Foundation. 

“The 12-month programme will ensure women graduate with skills to not just be more employable, but entrepreneurial. This aligns with the Womandla objective of empowering women.”  

The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate online programme, valued at R3 900, covers a number of courses, some of which include behavioural intelligence, critical thinking, creativity and design thinking, communication, collaboration, coding, data analytics, and entrepreneurship.

With the deadline looming, women across Africa are encouraged to apply for this life-changing opportunity by no later than 3 April 2021. Winners will be announced on Monday, 4 April 2021. 

To apply, follow Womandla Foundation on social media, tag Womandla and motivate why you deserve the 2021 Womandla Bursary.

Twitter: @womandla1

Facebook: /womandlaonline

Instagram: @Womandla

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Look in the mirror, at the person staring back at you. If there’s any dialogue to have at this moment, it would be with you. The one who could write a book on what the year has been…

You’ve navigated the unprecedented. The carpet seemingly being pulled under your feet to expose a foundation that questions your very concept of being grounded. You couldn’t have prepared for what came. Our country – the world, battling with the same; a pandemic. Amidst uncertainty with masks querying everything familiar, yet you were there. Yet, you showed up. 

Many have had to navigate the faceless. From attempting to swim against the current to navigating your very own tides that welled up within. With the latter being a place of conversation and vulnerability. Some had to carry the loss of loved ones, the loss of employment in their family settings; while others navigated watching their peers or family members fighting with Covid-19.  With the times calling for less contact, it is unimaginable that this journey could have felt any more lonely. Yet you chose to keep your vision even though the sight was dim.

With a lack in resources, in the harshest of environments, many had to look at the giants that stood in their way and find the strength from within to get to their destinations. It could not have been easy.

It has been a lot.

Against all odds, you showed up. The dedication you carried on your shoulders each day speaks volumes. Count yourself in as you face the person in the mirror.  Look at where you’ve come from; what you had to conquer.

Class of 2020, we’d like to say a huge Congratulations! Remember this…  Your future is written with the same kind of pen…against all odds you shall BE!

Womandla Mentorship Team

African Angels Academy

Join the African Angel Academy Info Day at 3pm today! To promote a culture of Africans investing in Africans, the International Tech Hub network is giving 45 Kenyan, South African and UK-based experienced professionals or new angels the opportunity to join the African Angel Academy in January 2021.

The programme is delivered through an online course that draws on the experience of ten top angel investors and is complemented by masterclasses from local experts and angels, as well as virtual networking sessions and a start-up showcase.

An information session will be held on 25 November 2020 from 15:00 (SAST). Go to https://bit.ly/3fzC0QU to register.

For more information ,or to apply for a spot in the programme, go to https://bit.ly/3fzC0QU.

Grow My Business Masterclass returns

The Grow My Business Africa Masterclass is back for the second running and will take place virtually AND physically in Cape Town.

The concept of the Masterclass stems from an Entrepreneur’s frustration of leaving a workshop or business conference inspired, but without deliverables, actionable steps or practical tools to apply in their business.

The objective is not to just inspire SMME’S and emerging entrepreneurs or professionals, but to EDUCATE them and provide tools that they can apply in their business or careers by means of a workbook.

Each attendee receives a Tailored Workbook on:

-Business Growth Strategies

-Pivoting

-Finance and Funding

It gets depressing to work hard and have nothing to show for it. Join us as we learn from marketer, Sbusiso Kumalo, and Leaveil de Fountain from Allan Gray, on how to better position your business for Growth, financial literacy and how to access funding.

Dont’t miss it! Book your tickets here:

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/121105-grow-my-business-africa/?preview=t

Follow Grow My Business Africa on Facebook

WOMEN UNITED HEALTH EXPO

4IRCARE and CliniMed have joined forces to support women fighting against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The event takes on an expo form to educate people about all things health and to raise funds for safe houses, shelters and homes.

4IRCARE is a tech-based platform which provides affordable and innovative virtual access to private health practitioners, virtual pharmacies and virtual consultations.

Clinimed is a private healthcare facility that offers primary medical care, dental health care, wellness programmes, optometry and aesthetic solutions.

We have identified your company as a partner in the health industry and would like to offer you an opportunity to exhibit at the Expo.

For more information, email: info@4ircare.co.za

MANCOSA – Women’s Leadership Webinar 2020

Join the annual MANCOSA @mancosa.africa Women’s Leadership Webinar in Partnership with Aspire Solutions on the 3rd October from 10am to 11am via Zoom (link will be sent through once your ticket has been purchased) for a morning filled with women empowering women, the current Gender-based Violence epidemic, parenting during the pandemic, as well as success stories and the journey of our amazing panel of speakers!

Here with the Quicket link for ticket purchasing: https://bit.ly/2GqMVyL

The line-up for the event:

MC, TV presenter, and actress – Ayanda Dlamini

Business Director – Mushfiqoh Samodien

Founder and Director of Womandla Foundation – @sam_gqomo

Occupational Therapist and specialist in Parenting – Nasreen Cariem

Keeping the best for last, the talented musician and performer – Ashur Petersen will be keeping you all entertained with his artistry.

Gift boxes to the value of R500, filled with amazing items from various sponsors! These boxes will either need to be collected from one of the MANCOSA centers or couriered.

ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL GO TO RAPE CRISIS

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE!

#Womandla

Fearless Mondays series for women in entrepreneurship #SEW2020

#SEW is an annual national program aimed at raising awareness of entrepreneurship as a career, as well as emphasising the benefits of having the best of both worlds as a student and an entrepreneur.

This year, #SEW2020 will be hosting a webinar series which will focus on various issues faced by women entrepreneurs  within the  entrepreneurship space so as to align with Women’s Month. 

Our Founding Director, Sam Gqomo, has been chosen as one of the speakers and will be addressing the concept of IKIGAI – How to link your passion to your purpose – Strategies for bringing your Vision to Life – How to create your business strategy for Impact Work.

The webinars will be a 5-part series which will be held every Monday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm.

Register today by clicking on the link https://entrepreneurship.mandela.ac.za/  and complete the #SEW2020 attendance register.

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Grow My Business Masterclass

Join us this Month at the “Grow My Business Masterclass” in partnership with Leseli Creative Communications and Womandla Global Network. About the Masterclass: It is commonplace for entrepreneurs and business leaders to leave a conference feeling inspired, but rarely does one leave a conference with the right tools for change.  The objective of the Grow Your Business Masterclass is to provide you with deliverables, actionable steps and practical tools to apply to your business.

Along with valuable insight from the keynote speakers, conference attendees will leave with a business manual that was made for this conference only that covers topics such as “How to structure your business for SCALE”, “Organisational Culture” and “Finance and Funding”.  

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Registration Link: https://allangray.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lc-GsrzgsGtLdb3tL3vUuY3PvgXDET1jD

Date: 25 July 2020

Time: 10:00am – 11:45am

Book your spot now!

Live with Batho Mokiti

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Join us LIVE on Instagram this Thursday with Batho Mokiti as she shares HER STORY!

Mmabatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur with a passion for education and youth development. She started a career as an entrepreneur at 20 when she started a tutoring company; Mathemaniacs; while studying at university towards her BSc Mathematics degree, but soon realized that she wanted to serve disadvantaged schools and communities, which is when she decided to approach cooperates to design CSI (Corporate Social Investment/ Responsibility) strategies which invested in bringing quality STEM education to rural and disadvantaged schools so as to get more black learners to study in the STEM industry.

More this Thursday – See you at 12pm SHARP!

Instagram Live: Mental and Spiritual Health during a Pandemic

Join us LIVE TODAY, 6pm, on Instagram as we tackle the subject of Mental Health and Spiritual Health during a Pandemic!

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Our guest is Dr. Alixis Rhodes, psychologist in a men’s correctional facility in California. She also is a co-founder of the “No Black Girl Left Behind’  organization that connects, uplifts , inspires women of color.

Dr. Rhodes is a worldwide traveler that is a true advocate for mental health.

See you later on Instagram!