Amidst the recent coronavirus outbreak report in KZN South Africa, large numbers of leading women from all around Africa flocked in at the Durban ICC to identify and redefine new rules of leadership for a new era — and help decision-makers of all kinds of organizations create inclusive, equitable cultures that empower women to succeed and also spotlight women who are leading new rules.
The Forbes Leading Women Africa 2020 was nothing short of amazing as women of all leading spheres gathered to share their meaning insights on the incredible strides being taken by women in business, sport, science, entertainment and leadership.
Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal government and presented by Mastercard, this year’s dynamic event was themed ‘The Ceiling Crashers 2.0: Power with Purpose’. The summit welcomed more than 40 leading women to the high-impact speaking programme, among them South African Minister of International Relations, Dr Naledi Pandor and Bonang Matheba, South African television personality, philanthropist and businesswoman.
“The summit really brought to life the content reflected by Forbes Africa,” said Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. “This was an editorialised event that gave audiences a chance to experience, in the flesh, the hard-hitting stories and inspiring people that feature on every page.”
To learn more about the event, visit www.Leadingwomensummit.co.za or check out @LWSummit on Twitter following event hashtags #LWS2020KZN #DOKZN
Check out some of the highlights from the event below:
Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube.
Ranya Kargbo: Entrepreneur and activist from Sierra Leone.
Naledi Pandor: South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.
Leila Lopes: Angolan supermodel and Miss Universe 2011.
Bafana Khumalo: Co-Founder of Sonke Gender Justice.
Malaika Uwamahoro: Rwandan poet and theatre personality.
Lebohang Lebogo: South Africa’s first female drone pilot.
Jaishree Naidoo: Johannesburg-based paediatrician.
Dr Aisha Pandor: CEO and Co-Founder of SweepSouth.
Ela Gandhi: Durban-based activist and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi.
Bonang Matheba: South African television personality, philanthropist and businesswoman.
Nqaba Ndiweni: Director at PWC.
Panel discussion moderator and CNBC Africa Anchor Fifi Peters, Senior Vice President and General Manager: West Africa Mastercard Ebehijie Momoh, Financial Services Executive, Author & Founder of the Lighthouse Women’s Network Nkiru Olumide-Ojo and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Perpetu8 Africa S’onqoba Vuba.
Panel moderator Gugulethu Mfuphi, CEO & Co-Founder of SweepSouth Dr Aisha Pandor and SA Minister of International Relations & Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor.
(Image credit: @maru_a_nele Photografik)