Let us introduce you to two ordinary ladies with a big dream! Film and media graduates, sisters from opposite ends of the world and passionate about girls and women in tech, empowerment and business. Between them, Katarina and Desiree have been working together on various projects over 10 years that support, invest and impact women from minority ethnic groups.

Passionate about innovation and education, they are co-founders who identify with those frustrated by lack of guidance, knowledge and information. Like most women have overcome a lot of challenges just to get to this point.

Bootstrapping their way till now their journey has been riddled with going back and forth in a maze…sometimes they’ve wanted to give up but they remember they are not alone. It’s no wonder 9 out of 10 people find it hard to achieve their goals. Someone out there is seeking the solution they have.

Though iProtégé is still at grass roots level, these two ambitious ladies plan to shake up the mentorship and personal development sector by merging S.M.A.R.T. goals with SMART tech and making it relevant to each user. The strategy is that through high quality, customised choice and encouraged aspiration they make opportunities accessible to all. Their desire is to serve the masses, create something that will outlive them and be of significance.

Their vision is to unveil inner potential and give clarity around the next steps in career, new venture, business or life choices (It’s hard what you don’t know but it’s more painful when you don’t know what you don’t know). For the stay-at-home mom who wants to get back into the work arena, the 19 year old that’s been told they can’t achieve or the professional who wants to go into business, iProtégé aims to demystify and clear the mental and physical roadblocks of achievement, self-doubt, fear, financial difficulties, lack of support.