CAPE TOWN – As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month, automotive company the Volkswagen Group has announced its partnership with Africa’s biggest all-female business network Lionesses of Africa.
In a statement on Friday, Volkswagen said this partnership with Lionesses of Africa organisation was aimed at developing more than 600 000 female entrepreneurs across 54 African countries.
Lionesses of Africa is a social enterprise organisation that empowers female entrepreneurs by providing free access to development programmes, mentoring programmes, business tools, digital media channels, community platforms and networking events.
The public benefit corporation is the largest all-female business network in Africa and helps women to achieve their start-up dreams, while empowering them to generate economic prosperity.
A key aspect of Lionesses of Africa’s success is the Volkswagen Lean In Breakfasts, which are a series of monthly networking events hosted nationwide.