Global Virtual Conference & Awards for Africa
2 full-day immersive virtual conference | Breakaway sessions
Virtual expo & exhibitions | Live Q&A sessions
Fast-Track Networking | Remote Meetups
6th – 7th October 2021
More about the Top Women Virtual Conference
Bringing together global thought-leaders and experts to offer inspiration, practical solutions, networks and support t0 10,000 women entrepreneurs in Africa. Giving them the tools and knowledge to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, and to help drive growth and trade in Africa.
This 2 full-day immersive virtual conference will feature multiple breakaway sessions, live Q&A sessions, remote meetups, and access to fast-track networking sessions. With 100 global industry leaders, futurists, award-winning entrepreneurs, policymakers, industry bodies, and philanthropists, this anticipated to be the biggest global digital event for women entrepreneurs, allowing unprecedented access, networking and engagement.
Standard Bank Top Women
Standard Bank is very excited about this partnership because it aligns with our values; gender-empowerment of diversity, of inclusion. We genuinely believe that when you empower women you empower the organisation, you empower the nation and certainly our continent of Africa.
– Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive Africa Regions, Standard Bank
I’m very encouraged at the efforts continuously by Standard Bank Top Women to ensure that Awareness and Advancement of Gender Equity are championed. I’m proud to partner and be a part of the Top Women Conference to converse, collaborate and celebrate women in entrepreneurship and business as we tackle sustainable and innovative solutions.
– Vuyo Dubese, African millennial in media and technology
Shining a spotlight on South Africa’s leading women in business and government and also in celebrating contributions of organisations that have made some really big strides in terms of creating a gender-equal South Africa.
– Carol Tshabalala, Award-Winning Sportscaster
It’s amazing being at this conference and seeing people in their own bodies, in their own lives taking control feeling strong, going what’s my next, what am I doing, how do I follow my passion. And that is just such a delight to be around all this amazing energy.
– Kate Emmerson, Director of Quick Shift Deva pty ltd.
Standard bank top women
Empowering Women in Africa
Top Female Thought Leaders
Award-Winning Case Studies & Panel Discussions
Interactive Breakaway Sessions
Top Women Speakers
Principal Researcher and Team Leader | IIED Climate Change Group, Uganda
Founder and Executive Director | African Legal Think Tank on Women’s Rights, Tunisia
Shehnaz Cassim Moosa
Senior Resilience Analyst | City of Cape Town
Founder and Executive Director |Gender and Justice Unit (GJU), Malawi
Professor Najat Aoun Saliba
Professor in Chemistry | American University of Beirut & Co-founder and Executive Director, Khaddit Beirut, Lebanon
Programme Management Officer | Renewable Energy, UNEP Asia Pacific, India
Senior Advisor | United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Canada
Programmes Director | Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
Mariana Moura Santos
Founder and CEO|Chicas Poderosas, Portugal
Executive Director | Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, USA
Founder and CD | The Baked Collection, South Africa
Regional Director | East Africa North Star Alliance, Kenya
Dr. Rebecca Calder
Co-Founder | Kore Global Consulting, Canada
Dr. Charlotte Karam
Founding Director | Center of Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Dr. Mona Lena Krook
Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women & Politics Ph.D. Program | Rutgers University, USA
Dr. Mabel Bianco
Founder and Director | Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM), Argentina
President | Global Justice Center, USA
Programme Management Officer | Gender & Climate Change, UNEP Asia Pacific, Sweden
CEO | PWC , South Africa
Cindy Pearl Maphumulo
Managing Director | The Business Development Agency
Associate editor | Daily Maverick , South Africa
Founder and Director | Uju Digital, South Africa.
Law professor |University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Executive: Eastern Limb | Implats, South Africa
Lead: Head of Legal | Netstar, South Africa
American Disability Rights Activist, USA
Group Executive: People | Implats, South Africa
Dr. Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
Managing Director | The Education Partnership Centre, Nigeria
Ms Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams
Minister of Small Business Development | African National Congress, South Africa
Founder & MD | Bloom Marketing Agency, South Africa
Head of Human Capital | Netstar, South Africa
Managing Director | Netstar, South Africa
Simphiwe Mendy Dludlu
U17 Women’s National Team Head Coach, South Africa
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