Highlights from our tenth Global Ambassadors Program, this time in South Africa

Throughout our Global Ambassadors Program in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’ll be posting blogs and photos highlighting our Global Ambassadors and mentees and the events they participate in throughout the week, including one-on-one mentoring sessions, professional development trainings, a site visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic, a public forum convening experts and thought leaders to explore the role of women in advancing economic and social progress in Africa, and more.

“Africa’s time is now:” Global Ambassadors share reflections

Employee blog: South Africa 2015

Julia Benadie is a Director and Head of Corporate Banking on the Global Corporate and Investment Banking team in South Africa. Julia joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2009 and has 13 years of investment banking experience. She is a member of LEAD for Women and was recently selected as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Women in Business program. Julia is attending the Global Ambassadors Program and providing live updates from the event. Get the full story.

View photos from the program's most recent events in Johannesburg

Global Ambassador participants

Victoria Kisyombe, Global Ambassadors Program participant, and Melissa Naidoo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee.

Mentoring walk

Kathleen Matthews, Global Ambassador, speaks with a young woman participating in the Johannesburg Mentoring Walk.

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Global Ambassadors Program participants, employees, and South African women attend the Mentoring Walk on International Women’s Day.

Mentoring walk

Global Ambassadors Program participants and Bank of America Merrill Lynch employees at the Mentoring Walk.

Philippa Thorne

Philippa Thorne, Global Ambassadors Program mentee from Gone Rural (Swaziland).

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Linda Mafu, Joyce Mbwette, Antonia Ashton listen to mentor and mentee introductions.

Antonia Ashton

Antonia Ashton, Global Ambassador from SAP Africa.

Global Ambassadors Program meeting

Mentors and mentees share their stories.

Sbusisiwe Myeni

Sbusisiwe Myeni, Global Ambassadors Program mentee discusses objectives and challenges for her educational organization serving orphans.

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Mothers with HIV negative babies meet with Global Ambassador participants.

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Global Ambassador participants tour the Themba Lethu Clinic.

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Julia Benadie, BAML employee with Global Ambassador participants as they learn about the clinic’s work.

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A view of the automated medication dispenser for HIV/AIDS.

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Deb Dugan, CEO (RED) and a mother and child.

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A mother and her HIV free baby.

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