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Progresif Women Future Academy Celebrates First Graduation
June 25, 2020
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Progresif Women Future Academy Celebrates First Graduation

On Wednesday 24 June, the Progresif Women Future Academy (WFA) celebrated the successful course completion of its first six participants at Progresif HQ. Delivered by Lisa Ibrahim, Certified Life Coach and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the 18-session masterclass and workshop was aimed at connecting women with big life and career ambitions to the tools and guidance needed to succeed.

The first of its kind in the country, the Progresif WFA was designed to help women identify their strengths, set smart goals, and gain effective strategies to pursue them. Given that all six initial participants were entrepreneurs with their sights set on growth, Coach Lisa aimed to help them transform challenges into possibilities with emphasis on gaining clarity, focus and taking action towards achieving the life and business they would love to lead.

The initiative comes in the wake of Progresif’s recent launch of the Progresif Minds educational platform last year, and forms part of a larger CSR-driven commitment to support education and entrepreneurship in Brunei. Formed in partnership with Womennovation Brunei, a local women empowerment initiative under Big BWN Project, the Progresif WFA enlisted Lisa Ibrahim as the ideal candidate to lead the participants on this journey. No stranger to the local business industry, she has more than 20 years of experience running companies as well as numerous entrepreneurial ventures and has now embarked into her coaching career.

Lisa concluded that “They started excited, hopeful and motivated, all the ingredients necessary to make them ideals candidates for this program. Sharing their journeys and business hopes with each other, what began as six strangers became a community of empowered women driving towards shared goals. We touched on self-awareness, confidence and a range of business tools to help them to level-up their businesses and I can’t wait to see what they go on to achieve.”

Speaking on the initiative, Hafiza Mohamad, Progresif’s Head of Brand Strategy said, “As a company dedicated to reinvesting in the community, Progresif has always made every effort to support innovative, new initiatives that aim to create positive outcomes for society. With Entrepreneurship as one of our four key CSR pillars (alongside Environment, Arts and Culture, and Education), supporting the life and career development of women in Brunei is a more than worthy cause to get behind”.

The second cohort will be open in March 2021. The Progresif Women Future Academy is in line with Progresif’s CSR pillars for education and entrepreneurship, and is under the Progresif Minds platform.

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