Mentorship in Practice (MiP)

24 May 2018
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Mentorship in Practice (MiP) is a 12 months program designed to strengthen the leadership skills of mentors and mentees participating. The program recognizes the connection between aspiring women entrepreneurs and prominent business leaders as the missing piece to having more women on the business map.

Congratulations to our Class of 2016!

Rudo Mutauri

Zorodzai Chenhidza, OLSPS Zimbabwe

Dorothy Nyamande

Jesman Makwara

Gamuchirayi Mataure

Vimbainashe Mushandu

Sonia Dzapasi, Sonia’s Events

Thelma Chirenje, Indulge Cakes

Vanessa Gambanga

Stella Gwenyanya

Rumbidzai Ndoro, Progifts Promotions

Maiwepi Jiti, Yardford Farm Pvt Ltd

Monica Maruta

Charlene Chekenya, Brandspan Corporate Communications

What is Mentorship in Practice?

The Mentorship in Practice program is an exclusive opportunity for aspiring women in business to learn and get skills in business leadership with top women business leaders. Starting and running an enterprise can be an all-consuming endeavour for an entrepreneur, leaving little time to build relationships in the business community. This can pose particular challenges for entrepreneurs who have narrower networks or less access to the capital, expertise and connections needed to succeed and scale up. 

MiP aims to help bring small women in business from all walks of life to the mainstream BMO and help them grow as leaders in the business and also become mentors to the next generation.

What does being a part of MiP mean?

During the 12 months program, more than 15 aspiring or small business owners who are selected through a vetting process will be paired with a prominent woman in business to develop a deeper understanding of what is needed to either start or grow a business. They'll also attend exclusive networking forums as a group to share issues and challenges facing their own businesses and who they are faring in the program.

How does it work?

To qualify, applicants must be a female with majority ownership of a business that has been running for at least 6 months.

This opportunity is open to all women in business nationwide. Participation fee for members is discounted.


  • Call for application announced every May
  • Class begins July
  • Class Graduates  in July the next year

Have questions about the process? Ask us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call our offices.

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Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit making membership-based organisation that provides services designed to support its members in business development.  

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