WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship 2023

Deadline: 20th of August, 2023

Applications for the Woming Southern Africa Fellowship are now open. WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship powered by De Beers Group develops leadership, innovation well-being and employability skills required by young engineering and technology graduates to succeed in the industry and beyond.

WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship 2023 is a one-of-a-kind online learning programme which provides Fellows with resources that equip them to thrive in the future world of work. The programme includes regular online chats via Whatsapp and live virtual master classes held on Zoom. The programme will be run in four (4) modules from September 2023 with an assignment and feedback required at the end of each module. The programme is designed to shape the way young women in engineering and technology navigate the working world as confident leaders in industry. The programme is open to soon to be engineering graduates based in Botswana Namibia and South Africa

The four (4) modules to be covered include:

  • Module 1: Leadership-Unlocking and Telling Your Own Story
  • Module 2: Innovation–Developing Skills for the FutureWorld Work
  • Module 3: Well-being–Learning to Recharge and Practices self-care
  • Module 4: Employability–Thriving in the Workplace

Engaged fellows will be invited to networking events with leaders from DeBeers Group, Southern Africa Fellowship Alumni represented from all three (3) countries (Botswana, Namibia or South Africa).


  • Gain exclusive access to WomEng developed resources with active learning objectives for leadership, innovation , well-being and employability skills.
  • Grow your professional network
  • Access to mentorship opportunities.
  • Grow your community of other like -minded women in engineering and technology.
  • Engaged Fellows will have an opportunity to attend a networking event with leaders from DeBeers Group from your respective country (South Africa ,Namibia or Botswana)


  • Applications are open to all engineering ,technology and built environment students that identify as women.
  • Applicants must be studying full-time at a university or university of technology in South Africa ,Botswana or Namibia. Applicants that are not citizens of South Africa, Namibia or Botswana are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in the second last to final year of undergraduate studies or full-time postgraduate studies i.e. entering the workplace in 2023 or 2024.
  • Applicants must be able to commit between 7-9 hours each month from September 2023 to participate in the programme. The programme is designed taking into consideration foreseen academic work loads and holidays.
  • WomEng Fellowship alumni are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process:

  • Applications must be completed online.
  • An expert panel will screen and shortlist applicants
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by end August 2023.
  • Further details regarding the programme delivery will be communicated directly to successful applicants

Click here to apply

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