As we bid farewell to an exhilarating month at WomHub, the echoes of empowerment, knowledge-sharing, and technological strides continue to reverberate. August has been nothing short of spectacular, with a whirlwind of events and achievements that have further solidified our commitment to fostering female innovation and entrepreneurship.
Kicking off the month with the remarkable Sasol Women in Mining Event. This groundbreaking initiative focuses on propelling women-owned mining businesses forward by providing intensive entrepreneurial support and leadership development.
We also hosted a fireside chat featuring Marisa Lago, the esteemed US Secretary for Commerce. Her insights on women in tech and the US government's support for female entrepreneurs illuminated the endless opportunities that await visionary women in the tech landscape. Her words resonated deeply, encouraging women to dream big and reach for the stars.
As we kick off our second-round incubator and accelerator programmes focused on entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy, we welcomed our partners from the Finnish Embassy; Deputy Head of Mission Liisa-Maija Harju, Tsakane Bok and Tiina Salola to the Joburg hub to experience the tech enabled spaces created for entrepreneurs on WomHub programmes.
The biggest highlight of the month was the launch of our hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg in collaboration with Cisco that stands as a testament to the power of partnership. Johannesburg proudly led the way as the first hub launched, setting the stage for innovation and collaboration. The subsequent launch in Cape Town added another layer of vibrancy to our mission of driving female entrepreneurship through cutting-edge technology.
Amidst these launches, the successful closure of the EGAmp program in conjunction with the Western Province Government marked a milestone of significance. The programme's impact in nurturing women-led tech businesses and fostering growth reverberated throughout, solidifying our dedication to transforming dreams into realities.
August at WomHub was a culmination of empowerment, learning, and transformative collaboration. As we step into the next chapter, we carry the energy of this extraordinary month, propelling us forward in our journey to champion women's innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stay tuned for more remarkable endeavours and achievements as we continue to shape the future of female entrepreneurship.