Top Women Speakers

2 Days

350 Delegates

10 Breakaway Sessions

Panel Discussion Driving the 7 women empowerment principles from promise to practice:

Shirley Machaba
CEO, PwC Southern Africa:

Trudi Makhaya,
Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa:

Mpumi Zikalala
Managing Director, De Beers Group Managed Operations:

Dr Saundarya Rajesha
Social Entrepreneur, Founder – President, Avtar Group, India:

Lindiwe Matlali, 
Founder & CEO @ Africa Teen Geeks, Member of the Presidential Commission on the Fou:

Zandile Keebine,
Founder, GirlCodeZA:

Pinky Kekana,Deputy Minister,
the Department of Communications:

Rosh Bardien,
women empowerment advocate and thought leader &Vuyolwethu Dubese,Impact Amplifier, Imp:

Bridget Mokwena Halala,
CEO, Assupol:

Hon Ntombi Letheng Mekgwe,
Speaker, Gauteng Provincial Legislature:

Khensani Mabuza,
Corporate Relations Executive, Zamani:

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Why women entrepreneurs hold the keys to Africa’s future” 


Caster Semenya,
Olympic South African Athlete

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe,
CEO | African Fashion International

Bridging the digital gender divide in Africa panel discussion

Mich Atagana:
Head of communications and public affairs | Google SA

Sola David-Borha,
Chief Executive: Africa Regions | Standard Bank Group South Africa

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe,
CEO | African Fashion International

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The Standard Bank Top Women regional conferences: Giving Entrepreneurs access to markets

For women entrepreneurs, the biggest barrier to success is usually not business intelligence or innovative business models, but simply access to trade or markets – They have products and services but WHERE and HOW do they find opportunities to gain more clients and market share – locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally? Big corporates have recently been mandated through B-BEE and Supplier Development funding to start doing more business with black women owned suppliers. If South Africa’s entrepreneurial women can open up such opportunities their productivity will soar, job creation will increase and their success will ripple outwards into the wider economy.

The national Standard Bank Top Women Conference takes place in Johannesburg every August – but calls have come in from thousands of women around the country, who want to participate and boost their business prospects. Now, regional Top Women Conferences will travel to four key regions in the coming months, to reach out to entrepreneurial women in Cape Town, P.E, KZN and Limpopo, who can look forward to hearing first-hand from successful Top Women Awards winners. Attendees will come away with a new game plan for success, based on the personal journeys related by these women leaders – and a clearer idea of where and how to grow their own businesses.

Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.

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