Twaa is a female-driven mentorship site supporting women business people across Africa with leadership skills. Through the partnership with Bureau Veritas, TWAA aims to equip women with the right set of digital skills.
Bureau Veritas is the global leader in testing, inspections, and certifications. They announced a BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program which is a strategic partnership between TWAA the innovative disruptive professional networking platform and mentorship platform for young girls.
During the launch, Marc Roussel who is the President of Government Services & International Trade & Senior Vice President for Africa said, “The Bureau Veritas Group operates in several countries across Africa. The organization has a very strong ethos on gender balance and women empowerment.”
Nairobi’s elected Women Representative Esther Passaris delivered comments saying, “ 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.”
TWAA’s founder Irene Kiwia said, “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.”
TWAA in swahili translates to lead and involves targeting and promoting startups that are led by women in adopting the technology.
Source: CIO East Africa