Be the change that you want to see!
In the latest installment of our livestream series, we chatted with two entrepreneurs who are part of the WomHub Economic Growth Accelerator programme and gained an insight into how they came to be where they are today in their respective fields, including contributing to the economy and a number of lives, through job creation.
Sindisiwe Chuma is the founder of eTechnologist, a start-up that offers expert problem identification, analysis, design, quality assurance, engineering solutions and the implementation and maintenance of data center systems solutions. She recently shared that participating in WomHub’s programme has impacted her business growth with the employment of their first permanent hire. Vulnerability is a difficult hurdle to overcome in entrepreneurship but being willing to ask for help when needed has helped Sindisiwe immensely in building and taking her business to greater heights.
Rizik Link, a shipping and maintenance company that does specialized engineering, was founded in 1997 by Shanaaz Effendi’s parents. Shanaaz is the finance manager and has a background in sales which has helped her build and expand her family business. Passionate about providing employment, they have 15 permanent staff and have hired many contractors, including 120 people on their last project. Being flexible to reinvention and change with the times has been vital to the success of Rizik Link and being willing to self-reflect and improve is key to the longevity that Shanaaz has seen within the business.
Watch the replay of this livestream below to learn from these inspiring ladies:
This session features WomHub Project Manager, Batha Mthombeni, interviewing these two amazing entrepreneurs. Both women share that their businesses came to be due to gaps that were noticeable within their respective industries. They share some of the steps taken to grow their businesses as well as what it takes to gain, retain and develop employees, especially during the current unemployment crisis in South Africa. "Entrepreneurship is a difficult journey full of challenges but very rewarding in the end."
Join us for our next livestream from 19h00 - 19h30 (GMT + 2) on Tuesday 21 June 2022, when we explore the power of collaboration and ‘going further together’. It will be broadcasted simultaneously to our WomHub Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, and YouTube channel.
Feel free to participate and ask questions!