How we do it: Accelerator Programme
Annual conference with a day that includes a series of quality interactive workshops covering critical leadership and life skills delivered by professionals. The event features two career panels of impressive women representing a wide spectrum of sectors.
Post the conference over the course of the academic year, additional customised development workshops designed to reinforce the key lessons from the conference and address areas for further development as identified at the conference.
Throughout the programme we provide opportunities for the students to network with peers and interact with accomplished black women from various fields including finance, law, medicine, entrepreneurship, marketing, IT, media and consulting. Additionally, we facilitate corporate hosting career days.
What I liked most about the conference is the fact that there was powerful and influential BLACK WOMEN that we could look to and aspire to be.
– Conference attendee
Percentage of students rating of very good/excellent after the respective events:
What students say
Being inspired and learning so many different things
Being able to know that being yourself is ok
Learning how to apply for jobs and write a good CV
Talking about stuff not really talked about
The workshops and learning important skills
We were able to talk about and plan our own CVs
You found out more about yourself
Learning how to present myself
Having a think about my future and how its not embarrassing to chase your dreams
Getting to learn how to build my confidence as a black young woman, striving to do my best
Gaining an understanding of how to behave in a formal situation
I learnt things that I never knew before