The programme themed, “ The Ghanaian Woman in a Man’s World’ also seeks to inspire young girls to build up their leadership potentials in order to make a difference in their communities through sports and mentoring programmes, through collaboration with more accomplished women.
Addressing the media at the launch of the programme in Accra, the Founder of MWG, Ms Brigitte Dzogbenuku, explained that the programme was an annual event that paired young ladies with accomplished women to form a mentoring relationship.
She said the relationship further helped girls to get close to their mentors and have a feel of what they do so that they could incorporate it into their lives.
She further explained that the programme, undertaken over a 10-day mentorship period, gives an opportunity to the girls to spend a number of working days understudying their mentors at work, saying“This helps the mentees to have a feel of what their mentors do so that they could learn and also have first hand experience from them”.
Also, the mentees are exposed to various aspects of the lives of women in leadership, business and politics.
Ms Dzogbenuku further noted that group networking sessions during the period gave both mentors and mentees an opportunity to assess the programme for themselves and also give feedback and affirm what they had achieved during the mentorship period.
“This in turn provides solutions that are innovative, motivational, enlightening and functional to the concept of mentoring in Ghana,” she added.