Standard Bank Top Women

Masterclass Series 

02 July 2020 | 12H00

The Ultimate Businesswoman Survival Guide

Presented by Top Women Award Winners!  

Join our Standard Bank Top Women Masterclass as we discuss a clear plan to not just survive but thrive post COVID-19 and how to keep your income stream flowing while reducing your costs during a time of crisis. 

Top 5 Key Insights you will Learn:

How to keep your key cusomters, staff and suppliers

How to pivot to new business models by digitally transforming your business

How to reduce costs by outsourcing and paying on performance

How to generate new income streams and customers

How to upskill and train your staff for the new economy

 Stand a chance to win one of 10 tickets worth R25 000

To the Global Standard Bank Top Women Conference taking place on 01 – 02 October 2020. Winners will be announced live by Ralf Fletcher!


Francine Zana

Director at Exlusive Hospitality Concepts


Ms Francine Zana was born in Coega in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province. Born into a humble and modest family she aspired to pursue a career in business, but due to financial difficulties dropped of college after completing her second year and went to work as a domestic worker and cleaner. Through sheer determination and personal drive worked her way up in to Management Position.

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And is the current Managing director and owner of Exclusive Hospitality Concepts, a company which specialises on the interests of private homes and established hospitality establishments who don’t have big hotel resources but aim to archive high operation standards and systems. She holds vast amounts of experience in the industry with over fifteen years working in the sector, firstly beginning as a Domestic worker and room attendant/Waitress/Front office she worked her way up to management level within the industry. And eventually working for award winning establishments like the No5 by Mantis group which specialises in 5 star boutique hotel. This is where she was given the big brake to start training other workers. Ms Zana is a current holder of a National Lilizela Tourism Award 2017 The Minister’s Award Category, which was awarded to her by the Ministry of Tourism for her contribution to the tourism industry. She is also a winner of Standard Bank Top woman in the Eastern Cape Region, she was also Awarded Life time Achievement in entrepreneurship by CEWENA she has also founded her own Hotel organic amenity range: Organic Amenities by Francine. She is also a founder of Celebrating Woman in Hospitality Gala Dinner/Awards this is an event that aims to recognise and honour the people who makes the Hospitality industry the success that it is today. She also runs a special program were she provides hospitality training to unemployed youth and later place them in hotels for temporal/Casual or permanent positions this is a non-funded project that aims to produce high quality hospitality staff and also create job opportunities for unemployed.

Ralf Fletcher

CEO - Topco Media


Ralf Fletcher is Chief Executive Officer for Top Media and Communications, the Top 500 host and organiser. Based in Cape Town, Topco researches, ranks and recognises South Africa’s private- and public-sector leaders through its annual publications, conferences and awards. 

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Having been involved in Topco’s growth since its beginnings 25 years ago, Ralf has in-depth knowledge of local and international business management, the who’s who of business and government, and the growing impact of digital technology on our economy. In his spare time, Ralf is an accomplished triathlete who has, several times, taken first place in his age group in the XTerra World Championships.

Lynette Magasa

CEO - Boniswa Holdings


Lynnette Magasa is the Founder and CEO of Boniswa Group focused on telecommunications services, equipment manufacturing, and tower collocation. With its excellent industry adaptation and abundant services and under Ms. Magasa’s strong leadership, Boniswa was recognized as a “Transformation Champion” 2019 during the Top Empowerment Awards 2019.

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It is important to emphasize that Ms. Magasa is one of the most respected woman in the South African telecommunication SME space. Under her leadership, Boniswa has worked in more than 5000 cellular sites in South Africa, bringing the network to the community. Ms. Magasa not only made outstanding contributions to the SA economy but also participated in a number of international events organized by the UN and the WTO addressing the global SME’s challenges. Ms. Magasa is a life-long learner with a proven record. She earned her Master’s in IT management with a focus in information systems, telecommunications, information security, decision support systems, business information systems, and networking. This proved to be a crucial step in advancing Boniswa’s growth. The next step was to couple her technical skills with business administration skills. It led her to enroll and earn her MBA degree with Regenesys Business School. Ms. Magasa is always striving for progress and continuously cultivates a mindset of success. She is also envisaging to enroll for DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) program. She firmly believes in lifelong learning. It is equally essential to mention that Ms. Magasa is striving to contribute to the economic growth of South Africa and to create new meaningful employment opportunities in her country. Ms. Magasa aims to prove that – if given the opportunity – women and men from different cultures with experience and the best research and knowledge management skills can make a difference in the world, regardless of which background one comes from and which gender one belongs to. If given the opportunity, every person, driven by purpose and discipline, could become an authentic leader. Ms. Magasa is also mentoring young executives by sharing her valuable experience with aspiring entrepreneurs. She is passionate about motivating other women to have confidence in themselves. She firmly believes that her success in leading a significant organization will be a source of inspiration for many women from every race and creed in Africa and beyond.

Veronica Motloutsi

Founder & CEO - SmartDigital Solutions


Veronica Motloutsi is currently the Chief Executive and Founder of SmartDigital Solutions. SmartDigital Solutions is a 100% black female owned digital company, built to leverage the benefits of the 4th Industrial Revolution. As a South African company with the Vision of Africa, its mission is to enable its clients to fulfil their digital ambitions and take on a leadership role to help shape the new rules of the game. Through her company she founded African Women in Digital Leadership series, a platform which host high profile executives leading in Digital Transformation

Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.

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