Top Women Conference

2 Days

400 Delegates

10 Breakaway Sessions

19 – 20 August 2020 |  Emperors Palace

More About Top Women Conference

The 5th annual Top Women Conference, in partnership with Standard Bank and the Commission of Gender Equality and Supported by UN Women 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.

A few of Top Women’s 2020 guest speakers

Carol Tshabalala


Jeanett Modise

Chief Executive: HR and Transformation | Sanlam

Lindiwe Matlali

Founder & CEO | Africa Teen Geeks

Shirley Machaba


Vuyo Dubese

African millennial in media and technology

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Singer-songwriter / Entrepreneur

Dineo Molefe

Managing Director | T-Systems

Conference Sponsors

Conference Lifestyle Partners


Top Female Thought Leaders


Award-Winning Case Studies & Panel Discussions


Interactive Breakaway Sessions

A few of Top Women’s 2019 guest speakers

Lindiwe Matlali

Founder & CEO | Africa Teen Geeks

Zandile Keebine

Founder | GirlCodeZA

Veronica Motloutsi

Chief Executive | Smarthome Connect

Dr Saundarya Rajesh

Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President | Avtar Group India

Angela Dick

CEO | Transman

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Representative for UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO)

Caster Semenya

South African Olympic Gold medallist, a TIME magazine top 100 influencer 2019

Catherine Constantinides

Director of Miss Earth South Africa, Environmentalist, entrepreneur, social activist and successful businesswoman & 2018 Top Women adjudicator

Christine Ramon

Chief Financial Officer | Anglo Gold Ashanti

Dr Achieng Ojwang

Executive Director|Global Compact Network SA

Elsie Pule

Group Executive Human Resources | Eskom Holdings SOC

Khensani Mabuza

Executive Corporate Relations | ITHUBA Holdings (PTY) LTD

Lena Chirwa

Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs | Enel Green Power South Africa

Lindiwe Kwele

Chief Operating Officer | SA Post Office (Sapo)

Lisa Illingworth

Co-founder | FutureproofSA.

Mich Atagana

Head of communications and public affairs | Google SA

Nonye Omotola

Managing Director | Africa Communications Media Group

Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

Precious Moloi-Motsepe

CEO | African Fashion international

Samantha Perry

Shirley Machaba

CEO | PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Africa

Tshepiso Phosa

Entrepreneur, Author DSAVG and owner of Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit

Videsha Proothveerajh

EMEA Strategic growth Director @ Intel Corporation

Zandile Keebine

Founder | GirlCodeZA

2020 Key Themes

  • A gender-equal society is a win for everyone – Join us and set gender equality in motion
  • Why women run the world!
  • Why women need to be at the centre of our economies
  • We need to talk – The gender and transformation agenda
  • Achieving gender equality through diversity and inclusion in the 21st century workplace
  • #SheTradeZA – Why the mepowerment of women is critical to inclusive economic growth
  • Enhancing gender empowerment through education
  • Reshaping the future: Women, girls, ICT’s and the SDG’s

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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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