WomHub and Sasol are proud to be partnering to develop South African, women-led engineering businesses in creating a better economy for all.
Research continues to show that more diverse and equitable businesses create a future economy and environment that brings increased productivity, creativity and reputational value. More than individuals, STEM businesses can create a better economy for all. WomHub understands the pivotal role female entrepreneurs play in unlocking the global STEM economy, the impact of job creation and inclusion into broader supply chains to drive economic recovery and growth for our communities, country, and continent. With the frame of reference of actively supporting the development of women entrepreneurs in engineering and technology industries, the Sasol Women in Engineering Incubator Programme has been designed to actively develop and grow South African women-owned small, medium, and micro-enterprise (SMME) businesses and their founders.
The Sasol Women In Engineering Incubator Programme is an opportunity to support the growth of the company, unlock its potential and enable hiring more people within its growth trajectory. The programme has been designed building on WomHub’s 17 years of experience working with the engineering sector and entrepreneurs, especially those with impact businesses to develop skills and foster leadership, entrepreneurship and facilitate mentorship and networking.
The first year-long hybrid (in-person and virtual) offering of the programme will run from March 2022 – March 2023 for fifteen (15) qualifying South African women entrepreneurs running business in Engineering and Tech. The programme includes access to WomHub’s unique innovation and co-working space in Johannesburg, live masterclasses, one-on-one venture clinics and in-person working sessions.
Anjani Harjeven, WomHub COO shares, “We’re delighted to partner with Sasol to further our ambition to develop women entrepreneurs on the continent and further enhance equitable economic development. Through our partnership with Sasol, we will amplify this impact and drive the creation of future fit women-led businesses in Engineering and Tech.”
In sharing the importance of the WomHub – Sasol partnership, Jabulile Ratsibe, Sasol's Head of Enterprise and Supplier Development shares, “Investing in female entrepreneurs, is about building not only a more inclusive economy, but benefiting society. Through our partnership with WomHub, we are excited for the opportunity to effectively contribute to the development of a pool of credible, future-fit, female-owned and led businesses. Enabling the success of women in engineering and technology, truly brings Sasol’s purpose of Innovating for a better world to life.”
The program will be accepting applications from entrepreneurs until 10 March 2022. To learn more about the Sasol Women in Engineering Incubator Programme, click the link below.