EY launches Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015

EY launches Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015


EY Africa today launched the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015 with a workshop for a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale up.

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme will allow the selected candidates to join an elite business network of the country’s best high-growth companies and participate in a customised executive leadership programme that is designed to provide training on the latest business strategies and practices, while providing them access to mentorship, coaching and access to strategic alliances, markets and sources of funding, among other benefits.

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“Access to successful role models and business networks are critical for entrepreneurs to accelerate growth. The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme provides a platform for women entrepreneurs to be part of these business networks to achieve the full potential they envision for their businesses,” says Cheryl-Jane Kujenga, Strategic Growth Markets Leader at EY Africa.

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015 comprises a group of entrepreneurs who are accomplished in their various fields and whose businesses have already made a visible impact to improving their communities. They are:

  • Annie Malan – Annie Malan Productions
  • Sarisa Ferreira – Areli Veg (PTY) Ltd
  • Lynette Nontobeko – Boniswa Corporate Solutions
  • Precious Thamaga – Precious Celebrations
  • Marthie Jansen van Rensburg – EASTC
  • Paula Fray – Fray Media
  • Jenna Mukina and Marli Hoffman – The Little Ashford Preschool
  • Debbie Demetriou – Mitras Amenities
  • Nisha Maharaj – Niche Integrated Services
  • Laura Reynolds – Recruit IT Group
  • Fiona Aitken – Sight Projects & Interiors
  • Dr Lynette Molefi – Telemedicine Africa

“It is an honour to work with this year’s winning women entrepreneurs as they possess the qualities we look for in owners of high-growth companies – the ability to take risks and start businesses and tireless commitment to ensuring the success of those businesses, despite the challenges. We look forward to this our partnership as we help them achieve their business goals in our own goal to build a better working world,” Kujenga concludes.

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For more information about the Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme, or to learn more about the Class of 2015, please contact Kyla Nel at kyla.nel@za.ey.com or on 011 772-5243.

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