Mentorship opportunities for women in Zimbabwe

Mentorship provides knowledge, skills, advice and resources and is a pathway for the mentor to share their career path experiences with the mentee for guidance, motivation, inspiration, support and role modelling. Mentorship is crucial for women entrepreneurs as it is a stepping stone towards running a business successfully. In Zimbabwe a number of mentorship programs targeted towards women entrepreneurs are provided by the government and women’s organizations. 

Benefits of mentorship include the following:

•    An opportunity for the mentor to reflect on their own practice
•    It enhances business or job satisfaction
•    Develops professional relationships
•    Enhances peer recognition.
•    Mentor uses their experience, making it available to a new person.
•    It widens your understanding of entrepreneurship and the dynamics entailed in running an enterprise and the way it works.
•    It enables the mentor to practice interpersonal skills

For the mentee, one of the benefits is expanding one's network. A credible mentor to turn to can give a woman entrepreneur confidence when facing difficult business situations. In addition, mentorship develops the mentee’s business skills.

Professional Women, Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum ( PROWEB) PROWEB is a registered trust established in 2005 as a forum for women’s economic empowerment. It is run by a Board of Trustees, 10 Member Executive Committee a Secretariat and Sub Committees. The Board of Trustees comprises of seasoned professional and business women of diverse backgrounds and skills. PROWEB has an active database of more than 3000 members, with qualified and seasoned trainers from different fields and a pool of mentors. PROWEB for the past 13 years has been engaging various strategies including networking, mentorship, capacity building training, education, information, policy advocacy, wealth creation initiatives and access to microfinance. It is led by a Board of Trustees.

To qualify a Mentee has to either;

  • Be a member of PROWEB and looking for mentoring opportunities
  • Be a trainee under the Business Skills or Youth Employability Training Program

The Mentoring Program is for a period of six months. Individuals may continue thereafter.

Frequency: The Mentor and Mentee may decide on the meeting frequency depending on their schedules

The mentorship is free of charge.

PROWEB Mentors List

Alice Mafanuke


Grant Thornton

Alice Muvungani


Lajer Security Company

Anne Bonett

Marketing Director

Femina Garments

Arentha Sibanda


Cheymade Pharmacy

Busisiwe G. Marandure

Former Executive Director

Boost Fellowship

Caroline Muvirimi

Managing Director

Garland Academy

Chipo Mtasa

Managing Director


Chipo Ndudzo

Managing Director


Christina Muzerengi


Grant Thornton

Coletta Madondo

Managing Director

Party for Hire

Doreen Gapare


Gapare & Nyaundi

Dorothy Moyo

Managing Director

Woodlands Ranching

Elizabeth Mafara

Managing Director

Celeste Tissues

Emilia Chisango

Chief Financial Director


Eng Betty Nhachi

Engineer andManaging Consultant

Engineering & Environmental Management

Eunice Dhlamini


M&M Joyous Events

Eunice Mupotsa

Managing Director

Saatch Investments

Evonne Mudzingwa

Managing Director

Eves Body Gym

Faith Mazani

Commissioner General


Faith Ntabeni-Bhebe

Managing Director

Enhancement Consultants

Farai Mlothswa


Property Shop

Florence Madzivire


Pigeon Pilgrims Company

Florence Ziumbe


Ziumbe and Partners

Gail Mawocha

Community Development Consultant/ Founding Director

Mustard Seed Africa

Georgina Chirume

Managing Director

Lusama Fashions

Grace Muradzikwa



Isabel Bandason

Runs family-owned dairy farm in Glen Forest and owns a plant nursery, Lorna Doone


Jean Maguranyika

Senior Partner

Chinamasa Mudimu Maguranyanga

Jessie Mujuru

TV Animation

Media Consultancy Services

Josephine Mangwende

Managing Director

Occasions Coordinators

Joyce Nousenga

Managing Director

Hamilton Insurance

Julie Bonett

Managing Director

Femina Garments Production

Kudzai Manyande

Business Development Director

Zero One Solutions

Laiza Marongwe


Laiza’s Food Services

Lena Siwela

Co-Director & Operations Manager

Explosive Investments & Arishine Transport

Lilian Matiza

Managing Director

Encore Consolidated

Lillian Chigodora

Managing Director

Pagomo Health Sevices

Linda Longwe

Managing Consultant

Linda Longwe International

Manyara Chigunduru


*Also an events planner

Marianhill Chartered Accounts and Capital Consultants

Marah Hativagoneis



Mavis Mataranyika

Co-founder & GM

Nyaradzo Life Assurance

Miriam Mukorombindo

Managing Director

Touch of Grace

Miriro Kazingizi Mutanga


Harare Hospital

Moira Ngaru



Mwazvita Madondo

Owner & MD

Consultus Publishing Services

Nancy Guzha


Takura Capiral

Nancy Ziyambi

Managing Director

National Organic Produce

Naume Mandizha

Executive Director/Owner

GNK Laboratories t/a ZIMLABS

Nomathemba Ndlovu

Former General Manager


Nyaradzo Tongogara


Amikam Investments

Opelia Mubaiwa

Owns an events management company in Bulawayo


Peggy Faranisi

Managing Director

Dr Henn Investments P/L (Poultry Production and Egg Hatchery)

Phillipa Phillips

Founder & MD

Phillips Law

Primrose Chakuchichi

Managing Director

Tatamu Projects

Primrose Nyakuwanikwa

Relations Manager


Priscilla Mabhena

Managing Director

Cillas Conferencing

Prof Hope Sadza

Vice Chancellor

Women's University in Africa

Rachael Kupara

Retired, Non Executive Director


Rose Jongwe

Owner & MD

Matenga Village

Rudo Mudavanhu

Managing Director


Rumbidzai Dihwa

Managing Director

Ebenezer Properties (Pvt) Ltd

Ruth N. Ncube

Group Training and Development Executive


Ruth Ncube

Managing Director

First Mutual Life

Ruth Pasipanodya

Managing Director

Escapades Private Limited

Ruvimbo Nxumalo

Trainer on small business management


*Runs a doper sheep rearing business


Sandy Moyo


Destiny Wedding planners

Sara Moyo

Senior Partner

Honey & Blanckenberg

Sarah Munemo


Phineas Motel

Private school in Zaka, Masvingo

Sekai Chirume

Managing Director


Shingirai Mtetwa

Poultry Farmer


Sibusiwe Ndhlovu

Chief Finance Office


Sithabile Mangwengwende

Managing Director

Simsta Investments focusing on livestock and crop production

Sue Peters

Managing Director

*Runs the Body Active Gym in Borrowdale

*Owns 2 shopping Malls in Harare

Gibson Investments P/L

Susan Makore


AB Communications

Tapiwa Mukoto

Events Director

Amikam Investments

Tariro Zidyah

Branch Manager


Tashinga Rainsford

Lavish Events (Decor hire & coordination company)


Tatenda Muronda

Finance Director


Tembiwe Moyo


Beitbridge Bulawayo Railway

Tendayi Mamvura

Property Negotiator

Pam Golding Properties

Thandi Chisiri

Managing Director

Catering Solutions

Theresa Murumbi

Managing Director

Megadecor Events

Tidings Chimpondah



Tsitsi Nyoni


Taedy Capital Investments

Tsungi Banga

Managing Director

Glen Agric Africa

Wadzanayi Phiri

Managing Director

Coronation Solutions

Zodwa Takawira


Takawira Law


Other additional services beneficial to women entrepreneurs  provided by PROWEB include:

  • Facilitating access to markets to ensure that women participate at various trade exhibitions, events, forums where they pitch, market and sell their products
  • Facilitating and referring women to access loans at various institutions affiliated to PROWEB.
  • Crowd funding support to mobilize resources to engage in various investment and wealth creating ventures.

Events organised by PROWEB (campaigns, advocacy activities, forums, linkages)

1. Capacity Building and Information Sharing events to unpack issues, laws, policies to see how women can benefit or affected and what can be done.

2. Lesson Sharing Events where topical issues ae discussed such as

3. Fundraising Events to raise funds towards certain causes such as dinners, golf tournament, fun run/ walk

4. Celebrating Women Events - Awards, dinners, tea parties

5. Women & Health Events- Covering health, fitness, diet, checkups for Cancer, BP, Diabetes

6. Mentorship and Career Guidance Events for young girls from high schools, colleges and universities

Useful Links 

Contact information 

18 Fletcher Road
Mt Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
Cell:+263-0712431175 / +26304301579
Facebook: PROWEB
Twitter: PROWEB2005

Contact Person 

Catherine Nyatara
Cell: +263-0712431175 / +26304301579