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The Standard Bank Top Women Conference

16 August 2017

Emperors Palace

Johannesburg

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Success stories and gender empowerment solutions

There are still various barriers that prevent women from fully participating at the highest levels of business and government. Janine Hicks from the Commission for Gender Equality states that, “In South Africa, women represent just 29% of executive managers, 22% of directors of companies, 9% of chairs of boards and a mere 2.4% of chief executives.Under the employment equity legislation, companies are required to conduct an audit to assess what internal policies can be put in place to lower barriers that women face.”

Top Women proudly brings you the annual Standard Bank Top Women Conference. Every year we succeed in bringing together decision makers and thought leaders who are serious about delivering results for gender empowerment: business experts, academics, government representatives and the most influential captains of industry.Together, this powerful combination of game changers focus their experience, expertise and energy on overcoming the major roadblocks still faced in gender empowerment.

The main conference is accompanied by a series of equally unmissable, regional conferences – dates announced here soon.

Why attend?

 

Six reasons be there

ENGAGEMENT

Be Involved in dynamic discussions to overcome barriers to gender empowerment.

PARTNERSHIPS

Develop multifaceted partnerships with like-minded companies and business leaders.

NETWORKING

Meet and strategize with key players in business who combine gender empowerment with powerful success.

INSPIRATION

Prepare to come away with renewed commitment to changing and advancing your business!

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Engage a broad cross-section of the business community at the highest level and generate new leads.

INSIGHT

Deliver your insight and influence towards advancing women in leadership across the economy.

2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference: day one highlights

South Africa’s Top Women answer the question, “What’s your Next?”

SOME OF THE TOP COMPANIES ATTENDING

ICT-WORKS (Pty) Ltd
STANLIB
British American Tobacco SA
Anglo Platinum
Standard Bank
Transnet Group
Eskom
Sizwe Medical Fund
Mintek
Dormehl Property Group

CONFIRMED VIP’S

Dr Mmaki Jantjies, Head of Information Systems, UWC
Faith Mangope, Founder of FTAMedia
Matsietsi Mokholo, DDG, Department of Public Enterprises
Dr Moshibudi Rampedi, DDG, Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Desiree Ntshingila, Chief Director: Marketing, The DTI

2017 SPEAKERS

 

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

Honourable Minister of the Department of Human Settlements

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Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

Elizabeth Lee Ming

Executive Director Strategy & Digital and Chief Disruption Officer | TBWA\Africa

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Judy Dlamini

Executive Chairperson | Mbekani Group

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Prof. Glenda Gray

President | South African Medical Research Council

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Kate Emmerson

Director | Quick Shift Deva Pty Ltd

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Lee Naik

CEO | Transunion Africa

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Lohini Moodley

Partner & Leader | Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice in Africa, McKinsey & Company

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Margaret Hirsch

COO & Co-Founder | Hirsch’s

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Mymoena Ismail

CEO | National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa

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Phuti Mahanyele

CEO | Sigma Capital

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Pilisiwe Twala-Tau

CEO | Gauteng Enterprise Propeller

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Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams

Deputy Minister | Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services

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Zeenith Ebrahim

General Manager and CEO | GE South Africa Technologies

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Elsie Pule

HR Executive | Eskom

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Jamie Whittaker

Global Chief Digital Officer | Barloworld Equipment Group

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Jayshree Naidoo

Head of the Standard Bank Incubator | interim CEO of Feenix.Trust.

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Jonathan Ayache

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Nontokozo Madonsela

Head of Marketing | PBB South Africa | Standard Bank

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Tebogo Legodi

SEB Core Executive | Digital Lead at Sanlam

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Kate Moodley

Author and Franchise Director | Discovery

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Hear it from the Top

The annual Top Women Conference is a gathering of respected business leaders who are passionate about embodying and driving gender empowerment in South Africa. The Conference unveils some of the most successful stories and strategies being  implemented around the empowerment of women, and networks decision makers who are serious about economy-wide progress: empowerment experts, academics, government representatives and CEOs.

The event incorporates breakaway sessions; each with a different focus area. Through engagement with expert panelists, delegates come away with solutions to any gender empowerment issues they may be facing.

Meanwhile, a Fast Track Networking (FTN) session allows delegates to introduce themselves and their business within a set period of time. Everyone has their turn, business cards are exchanged and new business partnerships are initiated.

The highlight of the Conference is undoubtedly the opportunity to hear, first-hand and close-up, from some of the most iconic South African women of our time. In 2016, surprise VIP speaker Thuli Madonsela’s speech received a standing ovation.  

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