The maiden edition of the ‘Corporate Women’s Skill Training’ programme, organised by T-Edge Hub, in collaboration with the WISE Network, was under the auspices of Tarragon Edge Limited.
The one-day skills training workshop which took place on Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (21st September) – brought together a cross-section of women from diverse backgrounds, desirous of acquiring a repertoire of vocational skills in areas such as, bead-making; make-up and nail artistry; massage/aromatherapy, baking, not to mention but a few.
Explaining the rationale behind this timeous intervention, Dr Mrs Genevieve Pearl Duncan-Obuobi, President of WISE Network Ghana, indicated: “Most corporate women are at the cross-roads of their career and are looking to diversify into other areas of passion or interest, but are in a dilemma as to which turn to take, because of an apparent entrepreneurial skill deficit.”
She continued: “Undoubtedly, entrepreneurial success is hinged on one being adept in various skill areas such as business management; teamwork and leadership; customer service; finance, among a host of others”.
Dr Duncan Obuobi stressed that the Corporate Women’s Skill Training Programme offers an avenue for such women, as well as others from diverse backgrounds to acquire these in-demand, skills that would enhance their versatility and empower them to pursue their entrepreneurial passions at least.
“This aligns with the vision of T-Edge Hub and the Wise Network”, she highlighted.
The workshop began with an insightful deliberation on “Thyroid Dysfunction” by Mrs. Nana Adwoa Konadu Dsane, President of the Thyroid Ghana Foundation.
Subsequently, a select group of industry-acclaimed facilitators led the workshop attendees through a series of structured, theoretical and practical session in bead-making, make-up application and massage/aromatherapy.
Mrs Elizabeth Asenso-Okyere, a management consultant and wellness enthusiast, facilitated the session on massage/aromatherapy, while Madam Aseye Hiagbe (brand Sey / wardrobe consultancy 101) and Ms. Angie (pretty_faces.and. brushes) handled the bead-making and make-up artistry segments, respectively.
The programme was sponsored by Genevievepearl Consult; EveAnn’s Event Management; Financial Inclusion Africa and CylaBite Catering.
T-Edge Hub provides an SME ecosystem for partnering and nurturing start-ups and growing businesses, operating within the designated space.
Skills training and development; student career coaching/mentorship/internship and leadership/management trainings constitute some of the service offerings of the Hub.
Instructively launched on 21st May, 2020, the WISE Network Ghana Chapter is a community of women from diverse disciplines with a leadership mindset, geared toward developing themselves and sharing knowledge to impact others.
WISE is committed to empowering more women to live fulfilled lives and impacting society with their knowledge.
By Enid Araba Asamoah