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The regional Standard Bank Top Women 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.
The regional Standard Bank Top Women Conference is travelling to the North West, Free State, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga in May 2019 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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What to Expect
Hear the inspirational success stories of women entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators who are growing and sustaining local economies.
Fast Track Networking
Build meaningful personal networks, generate interest in your business, create partnerships and gain valuable business insights in quick networking sessions.
Pre-selected entrepreneurs outline their business model in a 3-minute elevator pitch and get valuable feedback around attracting investments and funding, and entering new markets.
2019 Regional Speakers
Group CEO | Travel with Flair | North West
Managing Director | Lenoma Legal | Free State
Entrepreneur | Mama's Spices & Herbs | Northern Cape
Entrepreneur | Futureproof SA | Mpumalanga
Founder & MD | PortiaM | Mpumalanga
Mining Entrepreneur | SHiP The Copper Company | Northern Cape
Managing Director | PR Worx | North West
Managing Director | MSG IT Solutions | Free State
Founder | Thabile Tours & Shuttles | Free State
Corporate MC | Free State University | Free State
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.
Register for the Top Women Regional Accelerator & receive full Regional Programme Here
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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