Zimba Women Mentorship Program

The Zimba Women Mentorship Program 2018 (For Young Africans)

The Zimba Women Mentorship Program is a year-long program that kicks off in April every year.

Zimba Women, a flagship project of the Zimba Group, a leading information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in the provision of technical and software solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Through the capacity building of female entrepreneurs as well as using the organization’s custom E-commerce solutions, Zimba Women operates with the goal that these entrepreneurs will be able to enjoy the benefits for a lifetime.

“When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls, we raise the quality of life for everyone.”

By matching successful women and men with ambitious women and girls, they can help each other accomplish the equality and foundation that will shape the next generation of leaders.

The Zimba Women Mentorship Program aims to provide advice, leadership tips, and tools for young women to live purposeful and well-rounded lives.

What to expect

  • The mentorship relationship is at the heart of Zimba Women Mentorship Program. Technology will be used to enable participants to build bonds between mentors and mentees who are not in the same area.
  • Mentors may interact with mentees over video chat, collaborate on projects, brainstorm solutions to challenges and celebrate achievements as if they were in the same room together. Over the course of the year, the two become invested in each other’s success and merge their talents to make inimitable strides together.
  • The Zimba Women dedicated team is on hand to provide support and resources throughout the mentoring relationship. On average, mentors and mentees meet at least once in two months.
  • The Zimba Women Mentorship Program places emphasis on leadership, professional, personal and emotional development as well advice on empowering practical messages to promote good habits, cultivate positive attitudes and build self-confidence.

Zimba Women Mentorship Program Benefits

  • The benefits of a mentoring relationship are tremendous- for both mentees and mentors. From building new skills to rejuvenating interest in their work, making new contacts and forging a bond with someone in another part of the country, mentoring truly presents some invaluable opportunities for everyone involved.
  • The benefits also extend beyond individuals. The women and girls we work with are pioneering change makers who are poised to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.
  • Women who are financially independent have greater control over their own lives and often a more influential voice in tackling injustice and discrimination.
  • Mentoring plays a role in helping women and girls overcome barriers they face and accelerate strides they are already making.
  • By building their digital literacy and skills, women are in a better position to participate in political and business-related decision making processes.

Eligibility

Target Audience (Mentees)

  • Undergraduate students.
  • Women and Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.) are highly encouraged to apply
  • Women in business.

Eligible Countries. 

  • Open to Africans.
  • Ugandans are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility criteria for Mentees.

  • Ability to commit to a year
  • Ability to meet physically with a mentor at least once in two months and virtually at least thrice in a month.
  • Willing to complete a feedback form at the end of the program.
  • Ready to embark on a life-changing journey of self-discovery and learning.

Eligibility criteria for Mentors.

  • A professional/entrepreneur (man or woman) with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to commit to a year.
  • Ability to meet physically with a mentee at least once in two months and virtually at least thrice in a month.
  • Willing to complete a feedback form at the end of the program.
  • Ready to embark on a life-changing journey of self-discovery and learning.

How to Apply

For Mentees:

Click here to Apply

For Mentors:

Click here to Apply

Application deadline: 28th February 2017

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