SEGEI Launches “Evolve”- a Mentorship Program for Young Women

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our mentorship program for young women aged 18-35 years!

Evolve is a mentorship program of Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI) that seeks to connect women aged 18-35 years to outstanding female professionals (above the age of 25) who provide real-world inspiration, advice and guidance to support them on their life journeys. Evolve provides a safe virtual and in-person environment that allows women leaders to be open and vulnerable about the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives and how they overcome them. Inspired by the vast and growing number of remarkable young female leaders and the dearth of intra and inter mentorship amongst women, Evolve seeks to nurture stronger community for and by women on their journeys to becoming all they desire to become. The program is keen on mentoring African/Black young women, but is open to young women of all ethnicities/nationalities and abilities. Evolve supports the SEGEI vision of an equitable world where every girl and woman feels supported and empowered to reach her full potential.

Goal: To equip young women aged 18-35 years with real-world knowledge, skills, and resources to lead and live healthy productive lives in order to advance the achievement of sustainable development goal 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.


  1. To inspire confidence and personal development among young women
  2. To nurture a safe community for and by young women
  3. To equip young emerging women professionals with skills and resources to thrive in the 21st century and beyond
  4. To increase the number of young women seeking and taking leadership positions
  5. To help young women find a healthy balance in their personal and career lives

Evolve Program Components:

  • Whats App group: Daily hour-long mentorship sessions, assignments, monthly special guest features
  • Facebook group (closed page): Weekly assignments, case studies, discussions
  • Instagram page: Daily inspirational and motivational quotes/posts, case studies
  • Book Club: monthly book of the month and in-person and/or Whats App group review
  • Annual event (on International Women’s Day) to showcase the impact of the program and celebrate mentorship among women

Sample Program Topics:

  • Achieving positive self-esteem
  • Finding purpose in life
  • Navigating career path and ambition(s)/career advancement
  • Understanding and overcoming the impostor syndrome
  • Work-family life balance
  • The art of networking – finding opportunities (internship, fellowship, job, etc)
  • Overcoming gender bias and stereotypes
  • Managing your finances
  • Understanding leadership and becoming a leader

Meet Our Mentors

To learn more and/or register, contact us:

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