Women Leaders
Agents of change in africa

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An ideal destination for networking and business in Africa 

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WARM WELCOME TO THE MOTHER CITY

Cape Town, the "Mother City", a beauty with a long, rich history and the city is undoubtedly South Africa's main tourist
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GSB UCT, Cape Town
November 7-8
2017
September 30
Early Bird Fee

A unique conference

The main goal of the conference is to empower and equip women leaders to play a key role in the development of Africa. Women leaders from business, education, academic and research institutions, policy makers, investors and financial institutions, sponsors and supporters are welcome to attend!

Our topics

Role of women in Infrastructure Development in Africa; Inclusive access to education; Women’s access to economic opportunities; Women in political leadership in Africa; an outlook of gender policies in Europe and Africa; Young Women Trail Blazers in Development

Great speakers

Dr SB Molotlegi, the Queen Mother of Royal Bafokeng; Prof. Susan Madsen, Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business, USA and many others

AWARD

Several key Women Role Models including young women under the age of 35 are to be specially recognised and celebrated for their achievement and their contribution to Africa’s social and economic growth

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Special fees are applicable to LWA members, students, corporate, individuals, executives.

Our Speakers

Among speakers are experts and successful entrepreneurs, corporate as well as government professionals. 

Prof.Danica Purg
Speaker

Professor Danica Purg is the President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and the President of CEEMAN.

Prof.Danica Purg
Speaker
Prof. Susan Madsen
Keynote speaker

Professor of Leadership and Ethics.

Prof. Susan Madsen
Keynote speaker
Bola Olabisi
Speaker

Over 20 years experience of putting science, engineering and technology (SET) at the heart of society.

Bola Olabisi
Speaker
Dr SB Molotlegi
Guest of Honor

Her Majesty, the Queen Mother Semane Molotlegi, a member of the Royal Family of the 300 000-strong Royal Bafokeng Nation.

Dr SB Molotlegi
Guest of Honor
Mollie Painter Morland
Speaker

IEDC Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development

Mollie Painter Morland
Speaker
Kumeshnee West
Speaker

Kumeshnee West is the Director of Executive Education at the GSB

Kumeshnee West
Speaker
Marion Volk
Speaker

Manager of TÜV SÜD Management Service Division’s international business development, sales and marketing team.

Marion Volk
Speaker
Madelein Mkunu
Speaker

Madelein is a Visionary Entrepreneur who brings a diverse portfolio of knowledge and expertise.

Madelein Mkunu
Speaker
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WOMEN AGENTS OF CHANGE, TOWARDS AGENDA 2063

The African Union’s Agenda 2063 acknowledges that Africa in 2063 will be a continent where the critical role of women in Africa‘s transformation is recognized and proactively harnessed.

Agenda 2063 is a call to action to all segments of African society to share efforts in building a common future and destiny based on the AU Vision.

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PROGRAM

Two intense days allow in-depth discussions, debate and networking

  • 08:30
    Registration

    Registration of guests and participants at the reception

  • 11:00
    09:30
    Opening Ceremony

    Welcome Address: Madelein Mkunu, President, LWA

    Introduction and opening Address: Prof. Dr. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

    Special Guest of Honor Address: Queen Mother of Royal Bafokeng                 

    Queen Mother of Royal Bafokeng
    Special Guest of Honor
    Madelein Mkunu, President LWA
    Speaker
    Prof. Danica Purg, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
    Speaker
    Rev Dr Gifty Akushika Lamptey, CEO, Sidalco Group, Ghana
    Speaker
    Mrs Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde, Former Speaker of South African Parliament, SA
    Speaker
    HE Dr (Mrs) Mairo Tanko Umaru Almakura – PHD, Wife of Executive Governor,  Founder/ CEO: Tallafi Women & Youth Foundation, Nigeria
    Speaker
  • 11:00
    NETWORK over TEE/COFFEE
  • 15:45
    11:30
    Panel: Megatrends and main challenges facing women in the region

    Ms Bookie Kethusegile, Botswana
    Speaker
    Portia Masimula
    Speaker
    Cezanne Britain
    Speaker
    Kumeshnee West
    Facilitator
  • 15:45
    12:30
    Group Brainstorm on Challenges
    Prof. Mollie Painter-Morland
    Speaker
  • 15:45
    13:00
    LUNCH
  • 15:45
    13:45
    Cross-sectoral Women Leadership Roundtable
    ROLE OF WOMEN LEADERS IN BUSINESS
    ROLE OF WOMEN LEADERS  as CHANGE AGENTS in NGO
    ROLE OF WOMEN LEADERS IN ACADEMIA

    Prof. Elizabeth Fröhlich
    Speaker
    Marion Volk
    Speaker
    Mpho Sekwele
    Speaker
    Prof. Danica Purg, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
    Facilitator
  • 15:45
    14:45
    NETWORK over TEE/COFFEE
  • 15:45
    15:15
    Workshops on inspiring change to address our challenges

    Preparing Women to Lead: Key Elements in Women leadership Development: Facilitator : Susan Madsen
    Political engagement: Facilitator: Mrs Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde

    Susan Madsen
    Facilitator
    Mrs Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde
    Facilitator
  • 15:45
    16:45
    Closing Comments and feedback from workshops
    Kumeshnee West
    Speaker
  • 15:45
    19:00
    Women, Water and Wellbeing Dinner

    Dinner Address by the main sponsor, including Recognition ceremony,
    Keynote address: Prof Priscilla Daniels
    Presentation of honorary Awards

Guest of honor

Dr SB Molotlegi,
the Queen Mother of Royal Bafokeng

Her Majesty, the Queen Mother Semane Molotlegi, is a member
of the Royal Family of the 300 000-strong Royal Bafokeng Nation, a
forward-thinking traditional community in South Africa’s North West Province.

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Full price of the conference is R 3.900. Register before September 30 and benefit from an early bird fee of R 3.600.

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