Top Women Conference
10 Breakaway Sessions
19 – 20 August 2020 | Emperors Palace
More About Top Women Conference
The 4th annual Top Women Conference, in partnership with Standard Bank and the Commission of Gender Equality, is the renowned initiative that connects the public and private sectors by identifying, recognising, celebrating and sharing best practices of different organisations and individuals who can clearly demonstrate success with measurable returns on projects aligned with gender empowerment.
Conference Lifestyle Partners
Top Female Thought Leaders
Award-Winning Case Studies & Panel Discussions
Interactive Breakaway Sessions
Announcing a few of Top Women’s 2019 guest speakers
Founder & CEO | Africa Teen Geeks
Founder | GirlCodeZA
Chief Executive | Smarthome Connect
Dr Saundarya Rajesh
Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President | Avtar Group India
CEO | Transman
Representative for UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO)
South African Olympic Gold medallist, a TIME magazine top 100 influencer 2019
Director of Miss Earth South Africa, Environmentalist, entrepreneur, social activist and successful businesswoman & 2018 Top Women adjudicator
Chief Financial Officer | Anglo Gold Ashanti
Dr Achieng Ojwang
Executive Director|Global Compact Network SA
Group Executive Human Resources | Eskom Holdings SOC
Executive Corporate Relations | ITHUBA Holdings (PTY) LTD
Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs | Enel Green Power South Africa
Chief Operating Officer | SA Post Office (Sapo)
Co-founder | FutureproofSA.
Head of communications and public affairs | Google SA
Managing Director | Africa Communications Media Group
CEO | African Fashion international
CEO | PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Africa
Entrepreneur, Author DSAVG and owner of Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit
EMEA Strategic growth Director @ Intel Corporation
Founder | GirlCodeZA
- Why SA needs an army of women in the ICT sector.
- Why women entrepreneurs hold the keys to Africa’s future.
- The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the gender gap.
- What needs to be done to bridge the digital gender divide in Africa
- The 4th industrial revolution: Why Africa must start fostering STEM education for girls.
- The economic importance of teaching children to code.
- Equal pay day: How to close the gender pay gap.
- How can Africa contribute to the trillion dollar economy?
- Why companies with more female executive make more money.
- How to drive social change in Africa through technology.
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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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