Continuing with our theme for August of celebrating Women’s Month here in South Africa, we addressed the importance and value of mentorship in our latest livestream, and how powerful it is for us to support one another and lift our fellow women as we rise. Mentorship offers a golden opportunity for growth and it forms an integral part of Womhub’s programmes. We are so grateful to Elizabeth Chiza for the wonderful mentorship she provides for our founders, and for sharing her special insight and inspiration in this session, which you can watch below.
Elizabeth is a business development manager and small business consultant, who has travelled a fascinating journey and has a mentorship portfolio that includes women entrepreneurs in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. She provides excellent tips and advice, including recommending that “Before embarking on a mentorship path, the mentee and mentor should set some ground rules and agree on goals and expected outcomes for the relationship.” She suggests that you “Map the route jointly to ensure that you're both on the same page.”
Watch the recording below for plenty more valuable guidance from Elizabeth:
If you have any questions about how to make the most of your relationship as a mentee, or you’re interested in the benefits of becoming a mentor, then this session is for you! WomHub Community Manager, Tanganani Mugivhi hosted the interview, she shared how she has seen first hand, the impact Elizabeth's mentorship has had on the WomHub founder community.
Elizabeth explains the fundamental ground rules that she communicates with her mentees in order to strengthen the mentor/mentee relationship.
She says, “Share your vision and SMART goals, or at the very least let me know what you expect from the mentorship journey. Take notes and record all critical action points during our sessions. Be coachable and take ownership of the adventure. Commit to your own personal development and improvement. Participate fully and actively. Respect the mentor's time, be prompt, and offer apologies on time. Provide honest criticism - evaluate yourself and the mentor.”
Don’t miss the gold in this recording and join our next session live from 19h00 - 19h30 (GMT + 2) on Tuesday 30 August 2022, when we’ll be talking about “Accelerating Growth”, on our WomHub Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, and YouTube channel. We’d love to “see” you there!