The Star Early Edition
Event to boost female youth entrepreneurs
THE WOMEN’S Youthpreneur Academy, starting in Sandton today, is aimed at female youth entrepreneurs, and seeks to debate, explore and find solutions that hinder female youthpreneurs from growing.
Hosted by Unorthodox PR and Media Group, the event will see policy-makers, private institutions and funding organisations form part of these discussions.
The event starts today at 9.30am and runs until 1pm at Open, Sandton, on 138 West Street.
The theme of the event also links in with Heritage Month by asking the question “What is your Why?”
“This theme questions and speaks to the origins of business and ‘why’ these entrepreneurs started their business,” said founder Sibabalwe Sesmani.
“The event seeks to create a platform for female youth entrepreneurs to discuss and find solutions to common issues,” she added.
Sesmani said the event would form a database and network that encouraged female youth entrepreneurs to do business with one another.
“This event also seeks to make it easier to find female youth-owned companies to procure services from, and also to empower them.”
Sesmani said the event would also build a voice as a collective in order to change policies that were making it hard to do business in the country, and to implement new ones.
Speakers at the event include Eve Hove, Mankoana Nhlebela, Sibusiso Molimi, Bohlokwa Matlosa and Cikida Gcali.