Reach for the stars

Succeed in your career

The desire for members to succeed in their careers can be overwhelming at times and we completely get this. We know that despite enormous effort and the best of intentions, members will always benefit from the help and guidance of those who been there and done it before. But choosing the right mentor is key. The good news is that all of our mentors are time-served fashion empresarios, the movers and shakers, and leaders of the fashion industry. They not only know what they are doing but frankly are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

Our Mentors

Mimi Lamote

Antwerp Management School

Allana Finley

Impact Consultant

Ayesha Adams

Head of Merchanise Planning
Landmark Group

Bina Volmer

Head of Business Development
HECH Europe

Geraldine Higgins

Consultant Director

Nandi Molefe

Dominion Vantage

Alison Thorne

Chairwoman & Non Executive Director various Boards


Sophia Hwang-Judiesch

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Ulta Beauty


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Colleen Larsen

Founder & CEO

Business Engage – Africa




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Nelia Annandale

CEO, Keedo International (Cape Union Mart group) – South Africa

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Leebashni Reddy

National Education Executive & CSR Lead
Estee Lauder – South Africa


Is this for me?

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Jewellery Designer and Business Owner - South America

“Hanim is one of the most inspirational women I came across in the Fashion industry. She has so much experience in different fields within the business. I see her as a real authority in the global fashion world. The reason I joined the Women in Fashion Business Club is because it provides me to network with like-minded women professionals. Also, WIF fills a gap that didn’t exist before in the fashion retail field.”


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Award-winning Entrepreneur - South Africa

“Since I started her mentoring programme, Hanim has equipped me with the knowledge and tools that have allowed me to take my business to a higher level. I am currently mentoring my own employees and other colleagues I have met in the construction industry because of the excellent work that Hanim has done. I would say that the overall experience has had a transformative effect on my journey as an entrepreneur.”

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Headhunter - Canada

“I started the journey of Mentorship on August to November; in this journey I have learned the Do ‘s and the Don’t s of a good mentor. It enhanced my confidence and helped me to unleash my potential. I learned how to be a critical thinker as a leader and entrepreneur.”

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Digital Marketing Manager - Netherlands

“However successful a woman is, she can always be inspired by talking to, and learning from other successful women. Women in Fashion’s network and forums encourage successful women to share ideas, tips for success, and their experiences in overcoming challenges at work. I have found their Business Club an investment with a great return on investment.”

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Founder, Pitter Patter, U.K.

“Tanya was recommended by a friend who had worked for her. She became my trusted advisor, my cheerleader, and my friend. She helped me to write a proper business plan, develop a marketing plan and a realistic financial plan. But she was a crucial support and a great sounding board in the early days of my business.”

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Founder Paris Fashion Institute - France/USA

“I am delighted to be part of the WIF group. I am anticipating some well-informed market insight and some deep current industry discussion. I want to share with my fellow members my opinion on recovery and the new normals that we are all embracing around the world.”

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Head of Buying Westfield- India

“Tanya helped me to create mentoring goals around my career plan, helped develop my leadership skills and gave me confidence to take on an international career. Since then, she has also supported me with interview preparation and critical decisions around my career. She has been a truly inspirational role model and a great champion, and without her I don’t believe I would have had the amazing career that I have had.”

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Store Manager Landmark Group- Dubai

“I am just starting my own business in the Fashion Industry and the opportunity to connect and learn from other women entrepreneurs has been invaluable.”



Sourcing Agent Woolworths - Australia

“I have found it so difficult to find information and practical support on Women’s leadership issues. There are so many organisations and communities for working mothers, but many of them are simply pushing for policy change or advertising products. What I like about Women in Fashion is that they are a one stop shop. They are very happy to provide links to information and services on other sites if it is useful and relevant. And I have found their own content useful and inspirational.”

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Human Resources WISK - SA

“I found Hanim very much informed and so patient with all of us in the program. She will go all out to assist us in our individual personal development. I am now an established and transformed businesswoman through her intervention and able to mentor other women.
Her dedication paved her way to be nominated in the 2022 woman of stature finalist awards. I therefore recommend Hanim Jain to any other higher platform of women mentoring program.”

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Head of Buying, Germany

“Tanya mentored me through a very challenging time in my career when I had been made redundant by my company. She helped me rebuild my confidence and worked with me to make the right career choices and then guided me through the application and interview process. I will be eternally grateful for her help in securing a fantastic new role as Head of Buying. Tanya is approachable, down to earth, results orientated and challenging in a good way.”

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C.O.O. Dah Chong Hong Holdings, Hong Kong

“When I took on my first Board role as a Director, I felt I needed the support and guidance of a good mentor to help me navigate the new role and new company and ensure a successful outcome. Tanya was recommended to me, and I absolutely loved working with her. She had an incredible wealth of knowledge and advice to share. I am convinced that I would not have been as successful as I have been without Tanya’s support.”

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Merchandise Manager Koton - Turkey

“As a working Mum, I recognise the importance of having wonderful women as examples, mentors, sounding boards and friends. I have been able to reconnect with ex colleagues and meet new women facing similar challenges to balancing life and work. This amazing support group has helped me through some rough times.”

Alison Thorne


Non Executive Director - UK

“I joined Women in Fashion when I was searching for a Women’s organization that was made up of women committed to helping each other succeed. I love what Hanim and the team are doing to support women in the Fashion Industry. The content is relevant, interesting, and inspirational.”

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President PVH - China (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger)

“I was mentored by Tanya when she was a Managing Director for Esprit Asia. She helped me put together a career plan to achieve my goals and encouraged me to stretch myself and apply for roles that I would never have dreamed of applying for. With her help, guidance, and support, I moved from a functional merchandising role into a Retail General Management role, and from there to S.V.P for China. An amazing leader and a warm and empathetic person, Tanya was a truly inspirational role model for me.”

Impressive? You bet, and that’s why members of Women in Fashion enjoy variety and choice over who best to work with. To
learn more about our mentoring packages, contact us at

One on One Career Mentoring



For women at all stages of their careers or even planning a career in fashion or retail. This mentoring package focuses on career management and personal development to enable you to set and achieve your career goals. Packages include a free 60 minute introduction session.


  • Leadership Development
  • Builds confidence & assertiveness
  • Ability to understand and overcome barriers to career development
  • The successful achievement of career goals

6 Month Package (5 x 1hr Sessions)


12 Month Package (10 x 1hr Sessions)


12 Month Student Package (10 x 1hr Sessions)


One on One Business Mentoring


For women starting or running their own business, this Business Mentoring Package provides a powerful asset. A Mentor who is invested in your success and supports you to achieve your business goals. Package includes a free 60 minute introduction session.


  • Personal Development
  • Builds confidence & assertiveness
  • Sense of Purpose and Achievement
  • Personal Fulfilment
  • Provides Support

6 Month Package (5 x 1hr Sessions)


12 Month Package (10 x 1hr Sessions)


12 Month Business Start Up Package (10 x 1hr Sessions)


One on One Micro Mentoring


Micro mentoring is short-term intensive mentoring that focuses on solving a specific business problem or developing a specific business skill. We match you with a mentor that has experience in this particular area.


  • Personal Development
  • Solves a particular business challenge
  • Develops a specific skill
  • Enhances business performance
  • Provides Support

90 Minute Session


Annual Corporate Mentoring Program


For companies looking to invest in their female talent and female leaders, in order to improve engagement and retention, and to drive results. This program combines one on one mentoring with group workshops, and uses 360 degree feedback analysis.


  • Benefits Leadership Development
  • Builds confidence & assertiveness
  • Ability to understand and overcome barriers to career development
  • The successful achievement of career goals


Price Available on Request

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