Local businesswoman chosen for EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2016

Local businesswoman and business mentor, Risna Opperman.

Local businesswoman and business mentor, Risna Opperman, has just been accepted to participate in this year’s Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2016 Programme.
The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme is a national competition and executive education programme that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale, and then helps them do it.
As Entrepreneurial Winning Woman, Opperman will join an elite business network of the country’s best high-growth companies and participate in a customised executive leadership programme with year-round activities designed to expand her knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogues about business strategies and practices. She will learn how to identify potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers as well as prospective sources of private capital. Participants will be provided access to informal, one-to-one guidance and support. In the process their executive leadership and business skills will grow and be strengthened. National and regional visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media will be increased.
Opperman is the owner of Urth Gardens Centre and Roses for U. She is also the owner of CTG Consultants, which specialises in the developing and mentoring of small entrepreneurs. Read more about the successes of two of her mentees, Nneile Nkholise and Biziwe Siyoko. in next month’s Get It magazine – Maricelle Botha