Resilience is about thriving and growing despite the hardship or challenge that has engulfed us. That was the message of Dr Norah Clarke, Director: Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) to the student women who attended the Economic Activation Workshop of The Student Women Economic Empowerment Programme (SWEEP) last week.

She said resilience was as essential for businesswomen as it was for those who have suffered trauma and hardship. Resilience was a recurring theme in many speakers’ presentations at the inaugural SWEEP Economic Activation Workshop.