WIA Mentoring by Deloitte

Mentoring is an integral part of training and capacity building for women entrepreneurs around the world.

Women In Africa and Deloitte have joined forced since 2019 develop a mentoring program for women leaders in Africa.

If you are a young entrepreneur looking for a mentor or an experienced leader with a passion for supporting women entrepreneurs in Africa – this program is for you!

1st edition

The first edition of WIA x Deloitte Mentoring Program was launched during 2019 annual summit through a call for applications: 15 mentees (exclusively women) and 15 mentors (women and men) were selected from more than 300 applicants to form the first cohort of Deloitte’s WIA Mentoring Program, whose main objective is to develop women’s leadership in Africa and help each mentor and mentee achieve their professional goalsThe first cohort was run over a nine months period where Deloitte team supported the pairs by answering all their questions and organizing quarterly check-ins for an even more fulfilling mentoring relationship.

2nd edition

The second edition of WIA x Deloitte Mentoring Program for Women Leaders in Africa was also a success despite unusual sanitary conditions and the sessions were held virtually covering a variety of topics. This edition covered a cohort of 52 individuals who were accompanied by the program team for nine months on a journey to build strong relationships and progress toward professional goals. The group participated in a virtual Kick Off event to provide training in essential skills for successful mentoring relationships and to provide opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange.

3rd edition

In 2021, the third edition of WIA x Deloitte Mentoring Program for Women Leaders in Africa was led by Deloitte Tunisia’s Director, Afef Bedhiafi, and Senior Manager, Anissa Laferrere. The program supported a cohort of 30 women between November 2021 and June 2022.

4th edition

In 2022,  the fourth edition of the WIA x Deloitte Mentoring program supported 31 pairs from December 2022 to June 2023.

Call for applications 4th edition

The call for applications are now closed.

This year, the mentees will be supported by the program for 7 months through:

virtual training sessions around different essential skills in the world of work

a mentoring program that will enable them to progress and achieve their professional goals

networking sessions to build and strengthen their professional network


To learn more about the program, watch our Kick Off 2020 video here and our testimonials about the program here.

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