Our Impact

After 10 years of delivering over 100 mentoring programs in the Middle East, Middle East and North African regions as well as the UK, we have an alumni of over 2000 entrepreneur and mentor. Through our programs, we’ve enabled our mentoring investors to achieve an average 890% Return on Mentoring Investment (ROMI) by helping them to sustain their businesses, create and safeguard jobs.

Our programs seek to encourage inclusivity and diversity, whether it’s gender, entrepreneurial growth stage, age groups, number of years in business and/or industries of focus. Through this, we enable the entrepreneurs and mentors to gain access to a broader range of skills, knowledge and experience to inspire and facilitate their growth.

We seek impact in 3 key areas:

  1. Personal Growth and Strengthening of Leadership
  2. Business Growth, Sustainability and Success
  3. Economic Growth, Job Creation and Safeguarding

We believe that it is through the entrepreneurs’ personal growth and empowerment, that they are better equipped to grow and develop sustainable businesses that provide economic opportunities and growth and ultimately generating vital job opportunities within their communities.

The 3-tiered impact that our programs achieve is evident and highlights that further investment in mentoring entrepreneurs would significantly benefit nations, in terms of unemployment, economic growth and leadership development.

Mowgli's 3 areas of desired impact are: 


1. Personal Growth & Strengthening of Leadership:

2. Business Growth, Sustainability & Success:

3. Economic growth, Job Creation and Safeguarding:

Mowgli Entrepreneurs 

  • 90% developed confidence in their business decision making, or rated it as high
  • 80% feel more confident in general or rated their general confidence as high
  • 77% feel more confident addressing doubts about the direction of their business, or reported high confidence in this area
  • 71% were able to address and work on overcoming their fear of failure, or rated their confidence in this area as high
  • 62% improved their confidence, or reported high confidence, in achieving a healthier work-life balance

Mowgli Mentors

  • 84% were more confident in their ability to empathise and understand others, or rated their confidence in this area as high 
  • 81% developed a deeper sense of self-awareness or reported high confidence in this area 
  • 55% felt that they have made a difference in society as a result of the Mowgli program

Mowgli Entrepreneurs 

  • 92% of their businesses remained operational
  • 71% feel more confident to move their business onto the next growth stage, or reported high confidence in this area
  • 66% rated their business performance in terms of the quality and quantity of products as high 
  • 52% increased their client list / secured more contracts 
  • 41% increased their turnover between the beginning and end of the program 

Mowgli Mentors

  • 85% increased their confidence in their leadership and coaching skills, or rated these as high 
  • 81% developed their active listening skills, or rated these as high 
  • 65% used their mentoring skills in a professional setting with more junior colleagues
  • 55% made direct changes in their working lives following the Mowgli program ​​ ​​

Mowgli Entrepreneurs 

  • Mentoring investors in the MENA region achieved a staggering average of 762% Return on Mentoring Investment (ROMI)*
  • Mowgli Entrepreneurs each created an average of 3.1 new jobs
  • Mowgli Entrepreneurs safeguarded 95+% of their existing employees/jobs
  • Mowgli Entrepreneurs created and retained a total of 3600+ jobs
  • Mowgli Entrepreneurs contributed $25m to the Middle East and African regions' economies through the creation and retention of jobs

*The ROMI analysis was based upon establishing the economic return being derived from the number of jobs created and safeguarded by Mowgli Entrepreneurs during their mentoring year, multiplied by the average pre-tax annual salaries within each country, against the project investment made, thereby providing the economic generation within each of the individual and regional economies. This analysis was carried out by Mowgli and verified by BDO LLP in the UK

Embedding Mentoring in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:

  • 93% of Mowgli Entrepreneurs and 88% of Mowgli Mentors say they will recommend Mowgli to other entrepreneurs and professionals 
  • 79% of Mowgli Mentors say they will seek out further opportunities to mentor again 
  • 73% of Mowgli Entrepreneurs say they would like to 'pay it forward' and would consider mentoring others in their community 
  • 32% of the Mowgli Alumni is female; 32% are Mowgli Entrepreneurs and 27% are Mowgli Mentors 

**This data is based on the responses from Mowgli participants who have completed their end of year feedback reviews since 2010. Average response rate for entrepreneurs is 61% and for mentors 47%.

This is an up to date snapshot of our impact from 2008 - 2018.

For more information, please contact us at: info@mowgli.org.uk

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