Bridging Gaps Advisory (BGA) helps businesses, particularly women-owned, clarify their goals and objectives and assist them to develop skills and acquire the resources needed to operate a successful and sustainable business.
Who We Are?
Our vision is to be the leading company in The Gambia that promotes and support the advancement of women.
Our mission is to give visibility and support to the unique and varied talents of businesses to contribute to the country’s growth story.
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Founder and CEO, Mrs Ramatoulie Barry Gaye has over a decade of combined experience from the private and public sectors. Ramatoulie has great experience in Marketing, Project Management, Advocacy, Coaching and Leadership. Having worked at both Gambia Investment and Free Zones Agency (GIPFZA) and Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), she contributed greatly to the strategic development of the two Institutions. She is passionate about the empowerment and plight of women, hence her active involvement and work in women related initiatives. With equal passion for school children, particularly girls, she enjoys spending her free time instilling leadership qualities in them at an early stage. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from London Metropolitan University and has undergone various training programs including entrepreneurship training, business coaching, project management, strategic investment promotion and competiveness among others.
1. Business and Executive Coaching
We understand that each business has unique needs based on which stage of business development they are in. Recognising such, we have developed a package of business coaching services centred on three main areas – we call them the Idea Stage, Starter Stage and Growth Stage.
3. Women’s Leadership Forum
The forum will be an annual event targeting women from diverse backgrounds, government officials, the private sector individuals, civil society, academia, international community, indigenous women and aspiring young leaders, to share success stories, learn from each other, seek home grown solutions, discuss challenges thereby positioning themselves better for a more meaningful developmental impact.
5. Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey
To better understand and serve client’s stakeholders better, we carry out comprehensive surveys. We work closely with our clients to tailor the questions in a brief and concise manner, allowing respondents to complete the survey in a short period of time and still capture the information required to achieve the objectives of the exercise.
7. Marketing Consulting
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2. Leading Women Magazine
The magazine sets out to portray the successes and challenges of extraordinary women, depicted in a captivating, storytelling genre. It is a platform to showcase the stories of women from all spheres of life, who continue to register growth and success amid challenges, from the farmer, sole trader, professional business woman, women executives and doctors, among many.
4. Team Building
Effective team-work is key if an organisation wants to grow and become successful. From an external perspective, we help institutions:• Develop a high-performance team.• Make improvements to team efficiency and effectiveness.• Have open, honest communication that strengthen relationships, improve productivity, and move the team towards results.• Improve staff morale and team bonding.
6. Mentorship Program
With firm commitment to the development and advancement of women in this country, we have partnered with Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Gambia to run a mentorship program. The program gives experienced female leaders the opportunity to offer guidance and support to young women early in their careers. They will act like role models and encourage their mentees to take the next step, to reach for higher goals and push them to lean in. Mentorship has a transformative power, research has shown that it is an incredible career accelerator.
Look at the big picture for your business.
Provide honest feedback about your strengths and weaknesses.
Identify business challenges, opportunities and solutions.
Encourage and motivate you, building your confidence.
Link you with professionals and organisations that can assist you in solving problems.
Develop plans and ensure its successful implementation.
Achieve breakthrough results thereby boosting customer confidence.