Helping SMME's with skills and knowledge development.

Yvonne Iyer
Posted September 22, 2020 from South Africa

Greetings to my global family,

I am Yvonne Iyer, an Indian female who hails from a beautiful township called Chatsworth in Durban, South Africa.

At this moment, I am trying my hand at being a revolutionary transformational leader during these perilous times. My vision is for our world to be led, designed, and defined by women and men. Being a businesswoman, my greatest desire is to bring forth a different way in which business interactions and outcomes are processed. My allegiances and work lie in helping SA's economic development.

One of the many dangers SA is facing is the critical shortage of technical skills and knowledge sharing across all sectors of the economy. The other biggest hurdle we are facing is the correct implementation of projects, especially in the government arena.

By intrinsically understanding that each one of us is responsible for making SA a better place to work and live I have decided to make a conscious effort to help resolve these two issues that hamper the economic progression our beautiful country is endowed with.

And here's how I plan on helping my country. Over the last decade, I have acquired a few competencies, skills, talents, resources, and networks. This pot of knowledge is what I will be using together with the assistance of Senior Experten Services (SES) to find strategic partnerships and implement suitable solutions for the sustainable development of SA.

If you wish to journey along with me on this arduous trip, then at least give me the opportunity to welcome you in.

Yvonne Iyer

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Hello, Yvonne,

Welcome to World Pulse and congratulations on writing your first post! I'm glad that a woman leader from South Africa is rising up!

You have a great vision for your nation and I am excited for you to bring it into action. I hope you are able to find a good fit as you look for a SES assistant. Please update us here. We would love to journey along with you and we will encourage you every step of the way!

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Yvonne Iyer
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thank you Karen for your sweet welcome.
Take care,
Yves

You're welcome, dear. You may also share this as an "OFFER" to our Resources Page:https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/resources

Andrace
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi Yvonne,
Congratulations on your first post and a warm welcome to the World Pulse sisterhood. Your photograph looks really beautiful. :)

Of course, count me in. What's SES? Tell me more, please. 'Glad that yet another strong voice is rising from SA. I admire your vision for the world and I'm eager to exchange knowledge.

Keep sharing, Sis.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Yvonne Iyer
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hi Andrace,

Thank you for the nice compliment.
SES is the acronym for Senior Experten Services. It is the Foundation of German Industry for international cooperation.

SES offers a skills and knowledge development program. On this program they have more than 12 000 registered senior German professionals who volunteer their time, transferring their skills to small and medium-sized companies. This program is also offered to local government entities, municipalities, NPO's NGOs, technical schools etc.
You may find more information on: www.ses.africa

The SES program is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and is offered to more than 90 countries.

Let me know which country you live in and I can send you the representative that can help you or small businesses around you.

or take a look at SES head office: https://www.ses-bonn.de/wir-ueber-uns

It is wonderful to share this super powerful program with you.

Take care,
Yves.

Andrace
Sep 23
Sep 23

Wow! Nice initiative. Thanks for the enlightenment and the weblinks which I would definitely check out.

Warm regards,
E. J.

Nini Mappo
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hello Yvonne,
Welcome to World Pulse. I love your strategic thinking, and that you have risen to be the conduit for change for your country. It is wonderful that you have assessed you pot of skills (great ) analogy and can see where they are useful in the grand scheme of where SA needs to head. Thank you too, for acknowledging that the leadership of men is needed alongside that of women as well. We can't move and leave our brothers and sons behind.
All the best in this endeavour. I look forward to reading more about this journey as it unfolds. Welcome again to our sisterhood :)

Yvonne Iyer
Sep 25
Sep 25

Dearest Nini,
Thank you for your wonderful response!.
You are absolutely right. We should not leave our sons and brothers behind. Imagine a world without our counterparts? How would the creation of humankind progress?
Being a mum myself and having a 24-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son, lead me to this way of thinking. As a mum, it's one of our tasks to groom our boys and brothers in treating women with the respect and love they so deserve.
My greatest belief about "equality" starts in our homes.

It is a nice feeling to be able to share this sisterhood with you Nini.

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Mom² ²Bêãùtës
Sep 24
Sep 24

Big Ups Yvonne. I'm greatly inspired by what I'm reading in this post of yours. I'm also in South Africa, Eastern cape. A single mom of 2 girls. I have a Btech in Civil engineering: Transportation and currently unemployed. I'm open-minded and would do with some positive mentorship as I find myself at a crossroads in my life. I'll be following you closely. Thank you and keep up the good work you're doing.

Yvonne Iyer
Sep 25
Sep 25

Dearest Beautes,

My sister, it is wonderful to be connected to you. I live in KwaZulu Natal.
I am sorry for the dilemma you are faced with and it must be difficult raising two girls and being unemployed. God never fails a woman that needs to raise her kids single-handedly.
In my personal experience, when I graduated with my BBA degree I had absolutely no job and I used up all my savings for studying. Being penniless, I resorted to applying for a voluntary position in a corporate office. They paid me a stipend which I used for transport only. It was through this voluntary position and my commitment to giving off my best - I was eventually recognized and given a full-time contract.
I understand that working voluntarily is not for everyone, but for me, I managed to pick up skills and meeting people I would never have met if I was at home.

Good luck with the job hunting my sister. Remember, you are needed. The world needs you and your kids need you!!!.
Try to be positive and stay firm in prayer.

Mom² ²Bêãùtës
Sep 25
Sep 25

Thank you for the encouragement Yvonne. I will definitely look at the voluntarily angle you're presenting. I've also registered a company I'm hoping things will change soon. Thank you.

Prozoe
Sep 25
Sep 25

Hi Yvonne

Welcome to the World Pulse community and congratulations on your first post.

Being a woman in South Africa myself who frequents in the NPO and SMME circle, I am so happy to read your post and I could not agree more with you on the the lack of technical skills and correct implementation of projects. I left my job 4 years ago unwillingly due to health issues and I had to reinvent myself. I decided to persue social entrepreneurship as I had already been busy with non profit work. I would learn a great deal about the cause of failure of SMME'S and also why projects fail. We need more empowered women like yourself to help fuel the economy and social wellbeing of our society, especially us women. Thank you for standing up for us and extending your hand out toward us so that we can together, grow a better country and by extension, a better world.

#BigLove.

Yvonne Iyer
Sep 28
Sep 28

Dearest Prozoe,

We are all in this together! Your ability to reinvent yourself despite being hampered with your health is commendable.
Prayer and a strong belief that the world needs you will get you through your difficult days.
It is wonderful to have so many sisters like you that urge me to be the best version of myself!
#BigLove.