I’ll clarify. When I applied to the Techwomen program in 2020 the application form already opened my eyes to gaps in my thinking. Yes, the application form asks a lot of questions and you need to write essays with word limitations- that forces you to think about what you want to say, what you stand for and what you want to achieve. It took me days to complete the application and I gathered even if I don’t get into the program I’ve learnt a lot from the application form.
When I got invited to the interview I was over the moon and when I heard that I was selected to be part of this cohort I knew that this was the beginning of great things.
We started the program in October and I met my professional interest group that was led by Dr Jeannice Samani. We had weekly sessions with in-depth discussions. I learnt that no matter where you are in the world there are things that we all struggle with as well as similarities in what we celebrate.
In November we started working on our action plan and that is where I met our awesome coaches and peer advisors as well as Reneiloe and Senele who forms part of Team South Africa. Through our discussions, Team Letsatsi was born and we are going from strength to strength to this day. Watch this space for big news soon about our project. It wasn’t smooth sailing all the way but we lifted each other and Cyndi, Diane and Rogeema were awesome advisors.
In March I met my professional mentors and heard that I was placed at Twitter for the mentorship. Mahima and Stephanie were awesome mentors and made a lot of effort introducing me to people that can help me on my journey.
Techwomen gave me the guts to finally start my company and boosted my confidence. I have access to a network of people that wishes the best for each other and made life long friends.
If you want to be inspired and broaden your horizons apply to the Techwomen program- there are a few days left. If you need advice or want me to read through your application send me an e-mail or leave a comment.
What stops you from applying? Shoot for the moon.