February 22, 2016
Born to Succeed
By: Accenture Recruitment

In the townships of Gauteng in South Africa, the youth unemployment rate is staggering – particularly among young women. Rather than stand idly by, Accenture Consultant Sandiso Sibisi took action. In 2013, she developed a program called “Born to Succeed” to teach young women the skills needed to obtain jobs, and even start their own businesses.

According to Sandiso, “Young women need to stand up and fight for the economic emancipation of women and young girls…and women in high authority also need to help combat these issues.”

In addition to skills training, the young women in the program are assigned a mentor from Accenture’s EMERGE Women’s Forum and, upon completion, are placed in jobs at partner companies. Since the program’s inception, participants have achieved a 94% employment rate within a year of being involved.

Read more about Sandiso’s experience with Born to Succeed and the young women who have benefited from the program.

Check out our Being Greater Than series to view more stories from Accenture women and to learn more about Skills to Succeed at Accenture.

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        Jana Fulajtarova • February 29, 2016

        Thank you very much to have possibility to read it and to see it

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        Annapoorna Kotareddy • February 23, 2016

        Very Thankful and Happy to see this....for being a apart in it

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        amit pruthi • February 23, 2016

        It is really appreciable. Although I do not know what is the process they are using to fix the unemployment in young girls. I have a suggestion, may be you are using in your program however I want to share.... During mentoring process add one thing in your program that one young girl should also work as volunteer and she will mentor at-least one more girl for this program . So It will start as chain 1X2=2 2X2=4 4X4=16 16X4=64 64X4=128 128X4=256 and the number will increase. Using this method in few years the unemployment young girl problem will be completely finish in Africa.

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