Business Leaders and Chief Executive Officers of companies who are members of the Stanford Seed Transformation Network, Ghana (STN) will, on Thursday, May 20,, mentor young leaders and entrepreneurs at a leadership workshop.
This is to strengthen and empower participants towards effectively contributing to Ghana’s business growth and the economy, a press release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, has said.
The mentorship workshop is being organised by STN, a Network of Ghanaian Business Leaders and CEOs of companies who have completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business’ Seed Transformation Programme.
It would provide opportunities for the participants to learn how to achieve business success from some of the country’s CEOs, it said.
The mentors for the programme include Mr Sammy Appenteng (Joissam Group), Romeo Bugyei (IT Consortium), Elikem Commey (Stanford Seed), Coby Asmah, (Type Company), Theresa Ayaode (Charterhouse) Linda Ampah (Cadling Fashions and KAD Manufacturing Limited), Karen E. Halm (Spekta Global Limited) and Barbara Obeng – Kamara (FC Group).
The Executives will speak to participants about “Entrepreneurship: What It Means and Needs”, “Dos and don’ts of Entrepreneurship”, “Human resource needs of entrepreneurship”, “Building an efficient team for my start-up”, “Building an outstanding personal brand through grooming” and “Building a positive and productive career”.
Mrs. Linda Yaa Ampah, President of the Stanford Seed Transformation Network, said the mentorship programme will be held on Zoom, Youtube and Facebook platforms, adding that registration was free at https://bit.lyl3mrsicS.
Prospective participants could also visit the STN Ghana website on www.stnghana.org for more information on the mentorship programme and how to participate in it.
She said the number of registrants had been very high since the programme was announced, and this was encouraging.
It was an indication of the interest of young leaders to sharpen their skills to create job opportunities for themselves, she noted.
She, however, encouraged more young people to register to have a hands-on experience with the CEOs who would be mentoring them.
Selected participants will be given internship opportunities in the various STN Ghana companies to build and enhance their entrepreneurial and employable skills.
Mrs. Ampah said there was an urgent need to build the capacity of young people who would be able to provide pragmatic solutions to economic, social and political challenges.
“STN is available through the mentorship programme to help young people seeking to create job opportunities themselves to succeed and sustain their businesses,” she stated.
“The mentorship programme is part of STN Ghana’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and vision to provide networking, mentoring and internship opportunities to young and emerging leaders with the aim to push, develop and effectively sustain their entrepreneurship, businesses and work skills.”
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that is working to end the cycle of global poverty.
It partners with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that transform lives.
More than 100 Ghanaian entrepreneurs have so far benefited from the training.