Beverley has recently joined Think Global. She has a passion for young people and believes that mentoring provides meaningful connections that impact the people involved and influence their lives at home, at work, and in their communities. Beverley has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is an experienced Business Development Professional with 17 years’ experience in managing and developing assignments, relationships and marketing initiatives working for Innovation Norway’s Foreign Office in South Africa.
She worked with Norad’s Business Match Making Programme in South Africa which focused on identifying partners for Norwegian companies; she arranged road shows and study tours in South Africa and Norway and managed and co-ordinating programmes and projects tailored for Norwegian businesses. She has been involved in sector development focused on Fintech, Renewable Energy and Water.
She also project managed the University of Oslo’s Grunderskolen Programme with the prestigious Wits Business School and arranged workspaces for around 15 Norwegian students for a three-year period.
Research has shown that for those who are being mentored, there is a link to improved academic, social and economic opportunities:
- 78% are likely to volunteer more regularly.
- 90% are interested in becoming a mentor.
- 130% are more likely to hold leadership positions.
Beverley is currently mentoring students at the TSIBA Business School (https://www.tsiba.ac.za/business-school/) in Woodstock which caters for under privileged students.
She assists students by learning about their goals and aspirations and getting to know their strengths and what they are passionate about. Through her network she can assist in linking up mentees to potential opportunities and help them plan their next steps.