Facebook Live with Deliwe Makata: How to run a startup while completing your studies (Sept 13)

Getting an education should not be a barrier to pursuing your dreams early in life.

Com’on, we’ve gone past that time where we had to wait for graduation to start a business, master a new skill, or even start making trips to the bank…

Deliwe Makata is a living example. Currently an undergraduate, she founded Women Inspire, an empowerment and capacity building network for young women and girls in Malawi.

Deliwe has trained over 250 Malawian girls and conducted over 50 face to face mentoring sessions with girls, about issues relating to personal development.

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Join us on Wednesday, 13th September, as we host a Facebook Live Chat with Deliwe, who will be sharing her advice on starting a company and pursuing her passion while completing her studies.

Register below to have access to this opportunity.

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Founding a company while in school
  • How early self-development has helped Deliwe to train young girls in Malawi
  • 3 keys to balancing your studies and side hustle

Facebook Live Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Time: Lagos 1pm // Lilongwe 2pm // Nairobi 3pm

Where: facebook.com/sheleadsafrica/

Watch here:

“She Leads Africa Facebook Live with Deliwe makata – Founder of Women Inspire, Malawi. How to run a startup while completing your studies. Join the She Leads Africa community by visiting SheLeadsAfrica.org/join!”

Posted by She Leads Africa on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Watch the first part of this video on our Facebook page.

About Deliwe

Deliwe Makata is a writer, speaker, and highly ambitious leader, with aspirations of getting into international public policy-making. She is the founder and executive director of a women empowerment organization called Women Inspire.

Women Inspire is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, both locally and internationally. Through training & mentoring women and girls in the areas of education, human right advocacy, capacity building, leadership and decision-making positions.

As a speaker, Deliwe has inspired many through her motivational appearances with international organizations, such as AGE Africa.

Deliwe is also an exceptional final year student currently pursuing her undergraduate degree with the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, studying Arts in Humanities.

Webinar with Chika Uwazie: Hiring an army of high performers and keeping them (Apr 26)

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Being a boss is not for the weak at heart. Even though all you wanted to do is build your dream and make some money on the side, for some reason you have to deal with late suppliers, dissatisfied customers and unpredictable government regulations. Add in there, the challenge of having a solid workforce and its a surprise that starting a business isn’t the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Time and time again we hear from our community that finding good employees is a major challenge to growing a successful business. We know there can be some days when you just want to fire everyone. Like every single person, including yourself.

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While firing everyone would certainly be a cleansing process for your soul, unfortunately you would be out of business before you could beg everyone back. And begging is not a good look for a boss. We have a plan to help you skip the dramatics and figure out how to hire and keep quality employees who can help you build a sustainable company and positive culture. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday April 26 for a special webinar on talent management with Chika Uwazie, CEO of human resources software company Talentbase.

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • How to find employees that fit your company culture
  • Things to look out for building a strong team
  • Ways to keep your employees engaged and motivated
  • Tools to help you track employee performance

About Chika

Chika Uwazie is a human capital professional and also the Chief Executive Officer of Talentbase. Before joining Talentbase, she worked at several international organizations including The Whitaker Group, World Bank, and Exxon Mobil. During her time at the Whitaker group, an African investment firm, she worked very closely with the CEO Rosa Whitaker, to spearhead several initiatives. Some of these initiatives included working with the Tony Elumelu foundation, the AGOA trade program, and Purchase for Africa, a nonprofit organization. After working with the Whitaker Group, she was a consultant at the World Bank within the East Asia unit. Chika streamlined their human capital data as well as lead operations for the young professional committee to ensure growth and development for the junior professional program. Additionally Chika obtained her Masters in Strategic Human Capital Management at Georgetown University.

For her work in human capital she has been featured in Human Capital Magazine and Vanguard. She also has been featured on Afripop and Human IPO for her work in the digital media. Additionally, she was listed by Concept Link as one of the 20 Must Follow Women talking about the African diaspora, and was named by Marieme Jamme as one of the 50 Africans you should know in 2013. Chika is a sought out writer who has written for Ventures Africa, Y Naija, and Forbes. She also organized and spoke at several conferences including the first tech panel for the Wharton Africa Business conference and Social Media Week Lagos.