WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Open to: students at a university in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia
Venue: Online


Applications for WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship is now open! WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship develops leadership, innovation, employability and well-being skills required by young graduates to succeed in the engineering industry and beyond.

In 2020, WomEng is redesigning WomEng Southern Africa as an online programme; materials and tools will be supplied to fellows to learn in your own space and time. This will be supplemented with regular online chats via WhatsApp and live masterclasses. The programme will be run in four (4) modules between September 2020 – March 2021 with an assignment and feedback required at the end of each module. There will be thinking, discussing, writing and reflecting tasks. The programme is designed to help shape the way you think about yourself as engineering professional and leader.

The four (4) modules to be covered include:

Module 1: Leadership Now – Unlocking Your Story and Style
Module 2: Innovation – Developing Skills for the Future of Work
Module 3: Mental Space – Learning to Recharge and Look After Yourself
Module 4: Employability – Thriving in the Workplace
Engaged fellows will be invited to in-person networking events with leaders from De Beers Group in your country (South Africa, Botswana or Namibia) in 2021.


– 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 2021 or 2022.
– Applicants must be able to commit between 7-9 hours each month between September 2020 – March 2021 to participate in the programme. The programme is designed taking into consideration foreseen academic workloads.
WomEng Fellowship alumni are not eligible to apply.


– Gain exclusive access to WomEng developed resources for leadership, innovation, employability and well-being skills.
– Grow your professional network.
– Access to mentorship opportunities.
– Engaged Fellows will have an opportunity to attend an in-person networking event with leaders from De Beers Group in your respective country (South Africa, Namibia or Botswana) in 2021.

How to apply?

– Applications must be completed online. It is recommended that responses are completed offline first as you cannot save your application and return. You can download the questions here.
– An expert panel will screen and shortlist applicants. Successful applicants will be contacted by end of August 2020.
Further details regarding the programme delivery will be communicated directly to successful applicants.

In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.