About the conference

Join a group of dynamic, influential women leaders from across the world.

Welcome to “Women Leaders, Agents of Change in Africa” Conference, a unique event that brings together the efforts of three very special partners, GSB-UCT, South Africa; IEDC-Bled, Slovenia; and Leading Women of Africa (LWA).

 The event is follow-up to the successful 2016 international leadership conference staged in celebration of IEDC-Bled School of Management 30th Anniversary. It also serves as testimony to LWA’s commitment to support women as the cornerstone of African socio-economic development and to celebrate the critical role they play in Africa‘s progressive transformation. Our host this year is the top business school on the continent, GSB- UCT, a place where the development of women’s leadership is central to management education. As Africa enters a new era of rebuilding itself, women are proving to be real leaders and role-models to the younger generation. This occasion highlights women’s leadership skills and ongoing accomplishments. We will share practical ways in which women can further develop skills, partnerships and entrepreneurial activities.

 We believe that this exceptional event will enrich your professional and business life as you will have a unique opportunity to network with significant change agents from Africa and the globe. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Sincerely,

Madelein Mkunu, President, Leading Women of Africa (LWA), Cape Town and Co-founder: WEISED
Danica Purg. President and Dean, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia and President of CEEMAN
Kumeshnee West, Director: Executive Education USB-UCT, Cape Town
A Unique conference

Woman Leaders in Africa Conference is a follow-up to the successful 2016 international leadership conference staged in celebration of IEDC-Bled School of Management 30th
Anniversary in Slovenia. The main goal of the 2017 conference is to empower and equip women leaders to play an important 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!

  • Exchange of information and best practices

  • Highlighting of the importance women play in key roles in design, planning and implementation of various projects across different sectors in Africa

  • A vehicle to engage with government departments, corporate, private, public and commerical stakeholders that support women's employment and entrepreneurial ventures

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

Join us

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

Who Should Attend

This two-day event will provide a thought provoking platform for exchange
of best practices from women from Africa and global arena. Professional and
business Women from all Sectors including:

  • Public sector and government Agencies
  • Education, academic and research institutions
  • Policy makers
  • Investors and financial institutions
Register
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GSB UCT, Cape Town
November 7-8
2017
September 30
Early Bird Fee

ABOUT THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Africa continues to acknowledge women as the cornerstone of African socio-economic development and the critical role they play in Africa‘s progressive transformation.

Some 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. The list of women would include exceptionally creative, inventive, innovative, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, technologists, designers from a diversity of sectors and background. They have leadership qualities, attract loyalty and respect. They are simply inspirational!