The Empowerment Network

FNB logoThe Empowerment Network, sponsored by FNB, is a platform where businesses and professionals are able to meet, connect, network, discuss issues of common interest, form partnerships and collaborations, and collectively lobby for the betterment of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Empowerment Network consists of three distinct sub-networks; namely the Connect Network, the Mentorship Network and the Women Empowerment Network.

The Connect Network - is aimed at providing a platform for Business Chamber members and stakeholders to engage and network. The connect circle offers industry and sector-focused events that unpack strategies and/or catalytic projects that aim to contribute to the economic development of the Metro.

The Mentorship Network - Supports and empowers individuals within the business landscape of the Nelson Mandela Bay region. This programme offers mentees one-on-one sessions with a mentor over a period of three months. Within this programme the mentor provides guidance and motivation to mentees seeking to establish themselves within the business fraternity and develop their careers.


The Women Empowerment Network - Aims to empower and further develop women in business through lobbying efforts, conversations, training, sharing of women-related market opportunities, and networking opportunities. Through these initiatives, the Women’s Empowerment Network provides a platform wherein individuals can access business opportunities through networking and address topical issues for women in the business landscape.