Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, announced its “BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program” a strategic collaborative partnership with TWAA, an innovative and disruptive global and professional networking, knowledge sharing and mentorship platform for women and girls.
The platform provides women with digital tools to connect and find suitable mentors and mentees, share and access opportunities bolstering continuous progress and development.
Speaking at the launch of the program in Nairobi today, Marc Roussel, President of Government Services & International Trade & Senior Vice President for Africa commented: “The Bureau Veritas Group operates in several countries across Africa. The organization has a very strong ethos on gender balance and women empowerment.”
He continued, “As such many of our CSR initiatives focus on the support and development of women both inside and outside of the organization. The TWAA initiative is a unique way for our Group to engage women in supporting each other through a BV dedicated mentorship program.”
TWAA, Swahili for Acquire, Lead; is solely targeting and promoting women led start ups, leveraging on technology. A key driver behind innovation in any country, is how the start ups are led and guided. Through the guidance of Adalabs, the connecting and empowering of women communities with the relevant digital tools is on the cusp of the TWAA platform and its execution.
Honourable Esther Passaris, Nairobi County Women Representative commented, “Mentorship, mentees and networking have been challenged a lot during this pandemic where we can’t even meet. With Twaa it will be enhanced. A lot of women will come together on this platform and they will meet people of like mind. I think in terms of opportunities, let’s not feel guilty as women because this is a woman’s platform. We needed something like this, a safe and sincere space.”
The platform provides the ultimate private setting for connectivity and communication with relevant multi tools, features and resources to help women everywhere realize their full potential. It is designed for women across various sectors and backgrounds, women associations, networks, Not for Profits, and corporations whose aim it is to support and empower women across the world.
Irene Kiwia, Founder of TWAA commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Bureau Veritas to promote TWAA across Africa and globally. This platform was built to help organizations with a strong women empowerment agenda such as Bureau Veritas accomplish their goals by providing a platform to engage, connect, mobilize and impact their women communities through mentorship, knowledge sharing and access to opportunities.”
Through the strategic partnership between Bureau Veritas and TWAA, there will be the opportunities to engage TWAA as a knowledge sharing and mentorship platform for women across Africa and in so doing drive positive growth and development of female leaders, as well as promoting women in the workplace that will add value and gravitas to the brand and its success
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