8 August 2017
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Offices, 1 Protea Place, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Gender representation in key economic sectors and government leadership remains lagging across the world and Africa is no exception. Even though the continent has done better than its global counterparts in the inclusion of women in key sectors of the economy the continent still has a long way to go. Whilst the continent has taken strides in increasing female representation in government, reports show that the private sector is lagging behind with only 5% of CEOs in Africa being women. In the recently released Forbes Africa list of 21 billionaires only 2 of the featured entrepreneurs were women.
Join us at the inaugural DLO African Women in Power Summit as we bring together government and business leadership to address the challenges and unlock the opportunities that are central to challenging the narrative. The summit is intended to offer tangible business and leadership opportunities to ensure meaningful participation of women in the economy. We will identify accessible opportunities that can be readily pursued by women on the continent.
Women in government: increasing participation in key sectors of government.
Banking & Finance: hear first-hand form bankers, financiers and fund managers on how they progressed in their careers. In addition to this this session will examine funding available for majority women owned vendors across the continent ranging from start-ups to established enterprises.
Intra-Africa Trade - South Africa remains the biggest exporter of goods and services across the continent, is the regulatory environment conducive to encouraging more trade amongst Africans? Where are the opportunities for women owned companies on the rest of the continent?
Technology and Innovation is a key factor to being competitive as a business hear first-hand from some of the continent’s leading technology companies and those individuals making innovative strides in business.
Infrastructure remains the key stumbling block to the growth of business in Africa, from electricity shortages to poor road and health infrastructure, hear first-hand about opportunities for investment in this sector.
Emerging Entrepreneurs – Unemployment and in particular youth unemployment remains alarmingly high on the continent, the role of microenterprise and small business will in most instances be a huge contributor to growth on the continent but are enough women formalising their business and taking advantage of the opportunities?
Africa’s Luxury Brand creators - meet the entrepreneurs behind some of Africa’s most known and emerging brands as they redefine Africa as a luxury brand destination.
African Women In Power Summit 2017
Policy And Gender
Hon. Susan ShabanguMinister of Women in the Presidency, South Africa
Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaUnder-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, South Africa
Fransje van de MarelPartner at McKinsey & Partner, South Africa
Banking & Finance
Geraldine Fraser-MoleketiFormer Special Envoy on Gender at African Development Bank, South Africa
Vivienne YedaDirector General of the East African Development Bank, Kenya
Sylvia Mulinge –Director, Consumer Business at Safaricom Limited, Kenya
Bola AdesolaCEO/MD at Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria
Donna NemerDirector at JSE, South Africa
Lizeka MatshekgaHead of Industrial Infrastructure SBU at Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd, South Africa
Inter African Trade
David LukeCoordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Dr. Anna MokgokangIndependent Non-Executive Director at Shoprite Holdings, South Africa
Lerato D MatabogeCEO, Trade Invest Africa, South Africa
Saki ZamxakaCEO at Gauteng Growth And Development Agency, South Africa
Mwamvita MakambaHead of Pan Africa Business Development for Vodacom Business Africa & Vodacom Enterprise Unit, South Africa
Siyabonga GamaCEO at Transnet SOC Ltd, South Africa
Technology & Innovation
Hon. Jean-Philbert NsengimanaThe Minister for Youth and ICT, Rwanda
Rebecca EnonchongFounder and CEO of AppsTech, Cameroon
Nneile NkholiseFounder of iMed Tech, South Africa
Isis Nyong’oManaging Director at InMobi, Kenya
Ory OkollohFormer Policy Manager at Google Africa, Kenya
Afua OseiCo-Founder of She Leads Africa, Nigeria
Hon. Mmamoloko KubayiMinister of Energy, South Africa
Tas AnvaripourPartner for Energy Infrastructure at The Abraaj Group, Dubai
Andrew AlliPresident / CEO of Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria
Jesse MooreCEO and Co-Founder of M-Kopa, Kenya
Pearl RabaliInvestment Director at Harith General Partners, South Africa
Hon. Lindiwe ZuluMinister of Small Business Development, South Africa
Nokwazi MzobeFounder of Matoyana Business Solutions, South Africa
Catherine MahuguFounder of Soko, Kenya
Maya Horgan FamoduFounder of Ingressive, Nigeria
Hannah KabirManaging Director at Creeds Energy Limited, Nigeria
Africa’s Luxury Brand Creators
Reni FolayiwoFounder of Alara, Nigeria
Samuel MensahFounder of Kisua, South Africa
Haneli RupertFounder of Okapi, South Africa
Laduma NgxokoloFounder and Knitwear Designer of Maxhosa By Laduma, South Africa
Omoyemi AkereleFounder and Executive Director of Style House Files, Nigeria
Jennifer ObayuwanaExecutive Director of Polo Luxury Group, Nigeria
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