Declaring herself an advocate for an entrepreneurial mindset, Ms Gail Mothlaudi – Lecturer and Coordinator: Centre of Entrepreneurship, Sol Plaatje University – urged her audience to say yes to life.

Speaking to the topic Remaining courageous and confident in hardship: don’t merely survive, T.H.R.I.V.E, Ms Mothlaudi (left) asked members of the virtual audience at the inaugural Economic Activation Workshop of The Student Women Economic Empowerment Project, (SWEEP) to send her some energy.

“Everything is energy,” she told delegates as she applauded the birth of SWEEP – an initiative of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme, launched in 2021 and inspired by widespread concern over the underrepresentation of women in entrepreneurship.

In the first workshop of its kind, held virtually on FaceBook and Zoom, the third, and final, day’s topic was Sustainability and Resilience.