EY launched the NextGen Program in February 2014, an initiative focused on empowering the next generation of women leaders in South Africa.
Barbara Jaftha facilitated various leadership workshops on this program across regions – in Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban. The program is designed to empower and assist young females from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to create a network of support and enablement. Barbara teamed up with her daughter Kirsten Jaftha in Gauteng and Durban and they were joined by Oriana Esau in Cape Town. Kirsten and Oriana are both young high school graduates who brought a youthful and relevant approach to the sessions, where they were able to connect and identify with the girls' various experiences and challenges.