Cell C hosted 60 learners, 20 of whom were from Eastbank High School in Alexandra, welcomed by Cell C CEO, Alan Knott-Craig. Two girls also got to spend the day with him to get first-hand experience of what it takes to be the CEO of a major company.
They also attended an event, hosted by Cell C, where Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange addressed them and various influential women in the public and private sector.
"About 50 000 girls visited companies, NGOs and government departments throughout the country on the day," says Mercia Maserumule, Cell C's CSI manager.
Sandton based PR, communications agency, Kaelo Engage, invited Hlengiwe Sithole, a Grade 8 learner from Mncube High School in Soweto, for an educational day of learning, and mentorship as part of the initiative. The agency showcased a wide range of career opportunities to Hlengiwe, including expertise in social responsibility, brand, sports and sponsorship communications.