The Enterprising Women Programme which was initiated in 2013 and is an eight-month programme, geared to provide bussiness support services to women who wish to establish a business. Participants are taken through an in-depth programme to explore ideas, develop a business model and putting the wheels in motion to initiate the business. Programme participants become part of a peer network of women embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, where they can share experiences and learn from one another and other successful female entrepreneurs by being exposed to structured learning workshops and group-centered learning.
The first few years of the programme was held in Vanderbijlpark then Sasol came on-board in 2016 to sponsor an annual round of the programme to support women in the Sasolburg area. The graduates of the Enterprising Women Programme are awarded with a Short Learning Programme Certificate by North West University.
Due to the rapid growth of the Enterprising Women Programme, it will also be launched in Potchefstroom and Mafikeng soon.
Programme graduates may join the bhive EDC's incubation programme to embark on the next business building phase of operationalising the business and developing it to full commercial potential.
- Matric Certificate
- Computer literacy, with access to e-mail and WhatsApp
- Ability to travel to attend workshops and other programme events, at own cost
- Commitment fee of R1 500 (payable upfront, on acceptance into the programme).