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Top women

1-day regional Conference

Cape Town – 23 May 2024

Gauteng- 25 July 2024

KZN – 12 September 2024

About Standard Bank Top Women regionals

The the regional Standard Bank Top Women Entrepreneurs Conference is travelling around South Africa to reach female entrepreneurs in these regions. A lack of access to markets has been cited as the biggest barrier to entry for women entrepreneurs. These women, if they have the ability to grow their businesses, are well-positioned to become the driving force behind economic growth in Africa.
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Bringing together global thought-leaders and experts

The the regional Standard Bank Top Women Entrepreneurs Conference is travelling around South Africa to reach female entrepreneurs in these regions. A lack of access to markets has been cited as the biggest barrier to entry for women entrepreneurs. These women, if they have the ability to grow their businesses, are well-positioned to become the driving force behind economic growth in Africa.

Pitching Den

The top 5 finalists from all 3 regions will be entered into the 21st annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards which will be taking place in December 2024 in Johannesburg and 1 Winner will walk home with the trophy and a R50 000 Cash Prize.

Entrepreneurial insights

The series seeks to equip women entrepreneurs with the skills to build successful enterprises that drive South Africa’s economic development. This series offers women entrepreneurs an opportunity to up-skill themselves with access to knowledgeable and experienced mentors.

Awards

10 pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch their promising business models to a well rounded panel of high level Thought Leaders and Business Experts in the form of a 3-minute elevator pitch followed by an interactive 5-minute Q&A where participants will receive feedback on how to successfully grow their businesses into market leaders.

Standard Bank Top Women Fast Track Networking

Central to the regional Conferences will be the 1 – hour fast track networking sessions, in which the entrepreneurial need for networking opportunities will be fully met. 

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What People are Saying

This has been an uplifting and educational session from all the speakers and their experiences. Thank you Standard Bank!

 

– Shamila Phillips

COO, Moneypenny Accounting services

The event exceeded my expectations. Well worth travelling from Gauteng. I think it was well planned and I enjoyed the speaker lineup. Women are phenomenal!

 

– Christi Kahle

Accounts Manager, TRI Partitioning

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