Vlisco Brand Ambassadors Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

Vlisco executives, past ambassadors and guests

Vlisco Ghana has rolled out its inaugural mentorship programme after a successful launch event in March this year. 

The mentorship programme is a new phase of Vlisco Women’s Month (VWM), an annual campaign which takes its origin from the International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every year. 

It is a new initiative to empower Ghana’s most inspiring future female leaders. 

The programme was launched in partnership with Vlisco’s past ambassadors to give young women a unique opportunity for professional development. 

Five young women selected by the ambassadors are Akuvi Adjabeng, Perfect Anette Agbemabiese, Esther Emmanuella Spio, Michelle Drah and Priscilla Naa Aklerh Okantey.

They have been admitted into the year-long mentorship programme and would each receive professional counsel from one of the ambassadors. 

The aim for this year’s programme is to create more long-lasting impact with the women that the brand seeks to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders.

The programme has been running for the past three months with active engagements, coaching and teaching of skills to help the mentees develop their career. 

The mentors for this year’s programme are adept entrepreneurs with experiences in diverse industries and their guidance would help the mentees on their journey to create impact. 

They include Dr. Ellen Hagan, Co-Founder of Legacy Girls’ School; Eugenia Tachie-Menson, Founder and CEO of The Young Educators Foundation, and Elizabeth Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Girl’s Education Initiative of Ghana. 

Also on board are the Founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions & Tech Needs Girls, Regina Honu, and Edith Uyovbukerhi, Co-Founder of LittleBigSouls.

The programme would run for the rest of the year and mentees would be closely monitored to ensure the knowledge and skills imparted to them are utilised effectively. 

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri