AWIEF to host women in business networking event in Sandton


The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), in partnership with Nedbank, will host a business networking breakfast event on 3 August 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The event, themed innovation and transformation – women heading forward, aims to bring together women in business and national leadership to discuss, create a knowledge gaining experience as well as map out strategic initiatives to promote women entrepreneurs. in addition, the event celebrates Women’s Month 2018 and Women Entrepreneurs in Africa.

“We believe that Africa’s socio-economic transformation can be fast-tracked through enhanced economic empowerment, participation and leadership for its women and girls, and having Nedbank as one of the drivers of change will strengthen our mandate,” says Irene Ochem, AWIEF Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

AWIEF has invited some of Africa’s most influential thought leaders in the private and public sectors to share insights on the role women play in innovation and transformation.

Speakers for the event include Elizabeth Thabethe, South African Deputy Minister of Tourism; Khanyi Dhlomo, Ndalo Media Founder and CEO; Nirmala Reddy, Nedbank Senior Manager for Enterprise Development and Business Banking; Dr Josephine Ngure, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Acting Director General for Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office and Themba Kalua, UN Women South Africa Deputy Representative for Multi-country Office.

“Our pledge to help clients See Money Differently is aimed at making a difference in South Africa, not just for women and children and business but for communities throughout our beautiful land. The bank is also focusing on female employees and on Black Women Owned suppliers, which can be seen through our development and training programmes. We are also proud of the fact that at Nedbank women make up more than 60% of the workforce. Events celebrating women provides attendees with an opportunity to learn how leaders are tackling gender equality, to share what they are doing, and to engage with and exchange ideas with companies that are committed to delivering on gender equality. This is an excellent way to accelerate female empowerment within organisations and broader society,” says Reddy.

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AWIEF Business Networking Breakfast to be held in Sandton, South Africa


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