Two speakers at the inaugural Economic Activation Workshop of The Student Women Economic Empowerment Project (SWEEP), identified resilience and courage as the key qualities necessary to succeed in business.

Launched in October 2021, SWEEP is an initiative of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme inspired by widespread concern over the under-representation of women in entrepreneurship. In the context of gender-based violence, it is an empowerment programme that seeks to reduce women’s financial dependence on males by providing a safety net of transferable and practical skills and opportunities, backed by a foundation of academic stewardship.