” Who’s next to you? Who’s struggling? Who’s in the trenches with you? Who’s just as hungry as you are? And those are the people that you need to build with…We have a tendency of trying to network up, but it’s really about networking across.”
To paraphrase Issa Rae, it’s often much better (and easier) to ‘network across’ than to network up. When you collaborate with people in your immediate sphere who are trying to achieve the same or complimentary goals, especially at the start of your journey there’s more of a value exchange. Not only does the advice and discourse tend to be more relatable, as they still remember what starting from scratch is like. In this vein, we introduce you to women working in Corporate Africa who have made moves in their careers, are inspiring intrapreneurs and hopefully their stories will help open up your mind to new concepts, recognise new opportunities, and enable you self-advocate.