LEADING WOMEN SUMMIT CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH SA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN
The third annual FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit (LWS) powered by MTN Business will take place on March 8 in Rosebank, Johannesburg to celebrate UN International Women’s Day with 120 of South Africa’s most influential women in attendance.
Professor Thuli Madonsela (Book Tip: No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela), Dr Rolene Strauss and Vivian Onano are just some of the top-tier contributors on the day, including a panel discussion with C-Suite executives on the role of women in leadership positions. Additionally, an all-female economists panel will be unpacking the economic outlook for South Africa in 2018 and the role women have to play in growing the economy. The March 2018 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA cover panel will focus on conversation with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA editor, Methil Renuka.
“Following last year’s successful all-day event this FORBES WOMAN AFRICA gathering has become the definitive International Women’s Day event in South Africa. Since the maiden event in 2016, the event has grown in demand and stature with an extensive waiting list for people to attend this invitation-only summit. This event is not your typical women empowerment event as we focus more on sharing the successes of our fellow woman across Africa and across the globe. We are not only creating a premium network of individuals in a room, but also highlighting those women who are an inspiration to their peers and a younger generation.”
– Managing Director for the ABN group of companies, Roberta Naicker
MTN Business South Africa has supported the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit since inception, and has helped grow the event into a formidable one in the month of March for International Women’s Day.
“As an organisation that is committed to celebrating, enabling and empowering women, we view ourselves as more than an enabler of the ICT sector. We see it as our responsibility to create brighter lives by unlocking the potential of women across sectors and within the communities we serve. Sponsoring the Summit is an important step on this journey.”
– Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN South Africa, Jacqui O’Sullivan
The event welcomes the IDC as an event contributor; strategic partners, PPC and Thomson Reuters as well as Meyno, an official product sponsor to the 2018 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit.
The 2018 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit is attended by high profile women within their respected fields of influence. For those who won’t be able to make it into the room, select parts of the event will be streamed live via social media to a larger global audience.
This year’s summit is themed: The Trillion Dollar Female Economy. The event is proudly executed by ABN Event Productions.
To stay up to date with the latest information, follow the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit Twitter account: @LWSummit or the official #LWS2018 hashtag and website: www.leadingwomensummit.co.za