Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWA) kick-started their 2020 calendar of events by hosting a business breakfast session on Tuesday 25 February 2020 in Polokwane(Jaquar Land Rover). The session was under the theme “2020 Business Opportunities in Limpopo”.
The discussion Q&A panel consisted of the following: Theresa Raophala- Group Chief Risk Officer LEDA, Tshepo Mathabatha BWA Chairperson, Bunjiwe Gwebu- Musina Makhado SEZ Limpopo Connexions, and Rolda Ledwaba Ntsaki Ngobeni- Acaso Medicare
This business breakfast served as a platform to share opportunities and developments in various sectors of the provincial economy with BWA members.
BWA is the largest and most prominent association of business and professional women in South Africa. It is focused on the empowerment, inspiration and development of women and youth who are active participants in the economy.
BWA has branches around the country with its head office in Johannesburg.
“We are a non-profit organization which almost 40 years ago was launched by women in business who recognized the plight of women and the importance of women leaders advocating for the rights of women,” said Tshepo Mathabatha BWA chairperson.
This association was conceived as a platform to develop and support young women to navigate life after school, women in the informal sector, women starting their careers and women in leadership and to accelerate the participation of women in business.
The mandate of the BWA is to empower and inspire women by promoting opportunities to support, connect and grow their businesses and careers.
The BWA provides a valuable platform for the inspiration and empowerment of women in business through a variety of initiatives and opportunities for personal growth and development.
Apart from creating networking opportunities for its members, it makes a strong contribution towards developing the next generation of women business leaders.
BWA plays a key role in highlighting the current status of women in leadership and acts as a lobby group that advocates on women’s business issues in an effort to transform the economy.