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Mentorship programme to help women ‘break down barriers’ into health and safety careers

September 2023

The women’s safety group, SOWSHEA, has initiated a new career development programme to equip African young women with safety and leadership skills with the support of British Safety Council.

The Society of Women in Safety, Health and Environment – Africa (SOWSHEA) is implementing a unique mentoring and training programme for all its members across the Globe and with support from the British Safety Council. The mentorship programme aims to give young women the confidence and skills to succeed in health, safety and environment careers.

The six-week programme, which launched on Monday, 7 August 2023, will see around 100 women gain access to expert guidance, training and one-on-one mentorship with astute occupational health, environment and safety professionals of African descent working in industries worldwide.

The British Safety Council will be providing access to its certificated courses and training, as part of their support for the Society. While the weekly one-on-one sessions by both members and non-members of SOWSHEA including male professional allies will enable students and mentors to discuss progress, set goals, and address any challenges faced by the mentees.

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