The Lionesses Lean In Breakfast series has been taken to Maun, as Stanbic Bank Botswana works to include as many women across Botswana for a wholly inclusive approach. The Maun event, held at Cresta Maun, caters for those in the North, and comes just weeks after the Gaborone installment, which took place at Masa Square Hotel on 19 July 2019.
Said Stanbic Bank Botswana Head of Marketing, Stephanie Stoneham, “We have had a fantastic welcome to Maun and are incredibly pleased to see the strength in numbers as women came forward to share, learn, grow, and be inspired. This is the third consecutive year that we are co-hosting the Lionesses Lean In Breakfast, but a first for us in Maun. We recognise the tremendous role this platform plays in bringing together women entrepreneurs in our community, and so want to be as inclusive geographically as we can.”
Lionesses of Africa has the fastest growing network of women entrepreneurs across the African continent, with almost 700,000 women business builders in its community in 49 African countries and the Diaspora. Lionesses of Africa continues to grow at an incredible rate of 20,000 new members joining every month. The Lioness Lean In events take place in cities across the continent each week and are designed to bring together women entrepreneurs to share, inspire, and connect for accelerated success. Amongst the speakers at the Maun session was:
- Hlubi Mboya Arnold – Lioness Lean In Ambassador Southern Africa
- Omphemetse Dube – Stanbic Bank Head of Personal Markets
- Hannah Bontle Lecha – Leadership Institute
- Nonny P Wright – Inc T/A Sereledi
- Ncinci Moitsadi Motsemme – Kwa Ga Ncinci
- Lulu Rasebotsa – Managing Director, Liberty Life Botswana
5 young women startup entrepreneurs from the audience also had the opportunity to pitch their businesses and their products, services or ideas to the audience, thus granting them exposure, and the opportunity to grow their network and connections. In this way, the network of female entrepreneurs grows stronger, and sustainably so, with women supporting women through passion and purpose.
“The Maun engagement was also a chance for us to gauge the appetite for networking and growth sessions such as this, and the turnout is proof of a clear hunger and desire. The number of women entrepreneurs in Maun and the surrounding communities is incredible, and there is even more potential for those figures to growth further. As a financial partner, we remain committed to helping these women in their growth journeys.