JOHANNESBURG, Jan 18, 2023 – Nine hundred and sixty (960) women will receive vital mentoring and leadership training during the next three years to emerge as the future generation of ethical leaders, thanks to the partnership between International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA), the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) and Duke University’s Duke Corporate Education (DukeCE).

The FASSET Women’s Legacy Programme, to be launched on Wednesday, January 18 in Bryanston, seeks to empower executive and middle management women in the finance sector on leadership areas and will provide vital mentoring experience by accomplished female leaders to the participants.
The Programme will commence in February 2023 with the two courses, the Executive Development Programme (“EDP”) and the Middle Management Programme (“MMP”), both of which will run their first cohorts until January 2024.

The two programmes are open to women who are:
• Employed in business within the Finance, Accounting and related services professionals across various sectors including PSET institutions and
• Females within the FASSET constituent sector, regardless of the division in which they have been placed, are covered.

Applicants for the EDP and MMP programmes must have a passion to drive the agenda of improving and enhancing the growth of women leaders in South Africa and the African Continent. They will have opportunity t and to join the IWFSA Alumni post the completion of the programme.

The programmes comprise a series of Modules and Intersessions with an Action Learning Project and a Research Project aimed at addressing challenges experienced by women in Management and Leadership roles.

A key component of the programme is the one-on-one mentoring programme where delegates are mentored by globally acclaimed and successful women leaders who are members of or associated with IWFSA.

The IWFSA is part of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), a global organisation of 7800 pre-eminent women leaders in 33 countries, driving a common mission of advancing women’s leadership and championing equality worldwide.

Duke CE is part of US-based Duke University which delivers leadership development to 1,000 organizations and governments around the world.

Fasset is the Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) for the Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services sector. It facilitates the achievement of world-class finance and accounting services skills.

Issued by the International Women’s Forum South Africa.

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