WEConnect International and Procter & Gamble have previously partnered in South Africa (2017 and 2019) to provide the Business Development Program (BDP), a 10-module capacity building training program, to a diverse range of women business owners registered with WEConnect International.  The course was highly rated by the trainees – not only the relevance of the content, but also the expertise of the presenters and facilitators, many of whom were from the P&G  leadership team.

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic business environment in South Africa, WEConnect International and P&G have developed the virtual Business Development Program – South Africa 2020 to assist women business owners to rapidly rethink, restructure, and rebuild their businesses.


The program has three virtual components:

  1. TEN WEBINARS open to women-owned businesses registered with WEConnect International on priority topics facilitated by WEConnect International and led by P&G South Africa Function Heads and Subject Matter Experts. Join any or all of the webinars below at the registration link!
  1. STRUCTURED, VIRTUAL TRAINING MODULES for 25 selected participants led by P&G experts. Apply here by May 15.
  1. VIRTUAL CATEGORY/MARKET SECTOR-BASED COACHING groups led by P&G experts, available to current program participants and past alumni of the BDP program.


Webinar Calendar (All webinars will take place 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. GMT +2, South Africa Time):

May 15 Purchasing Getting into P&G Supply Chain  Laylah Kara
Natalie Musgrave
May 19 Sales Sales Training and Strategy - Account-based Selling  Mangi Mdau 
May 22 HR Workforce of the Future: How Will we Get There? Recruiting for Unknown Futures  Sharon McGregor 
May 26 Finance Cash Flow Management Stanislav Souchtchev
May 29 IT Digital transformation: Completely changing the way things are done. How SMEs can make use of Data & Intelligent Automation to propel their business. Jide Olatunbode
June 2 Sales Access to International and Regional Markets, Including Ethics Tope
June 5 SNO Warehouse Management - Importation Harshal Harkison
 June 9 Marketing Marketing for the New World  Mosala Phillips 
June 12 COVID What's the Strategy to Build High Performance Cultures from Home Offices? How to Prepare for the Post Pandemic Corporate Future?   Jenny Martin
June 16 Legal   Tammi