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"Equity, impact and inclusive growth towards Agenda 2030 and a sustainable African future."

WELCOME TO AFRICA'S NO. 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION!

A PLATFORM FOR ADDRESSING AFRICA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES WITH WOMEN AS PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS.

Join us as Women Entrepreneurs on the cutting-edge, the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem, stakeholders, and business experts bring you African and global business experience and perspectives. Find out opportunities, strategies and solutions for accessing more markets, finance and for taking your business to the next level of growth and expansion. Discover trends in Fintech, Agritech and the digital economy.

 

AWIEF is an opportunity to connect, share, collaborate and make plans about how we can invest, grow and develop African women-led businesses and initiatives in the broad areas of technology, inclusive infrastructure and related sectors, creative industries, and sustainable food production that are poised to shape Africa's sustainable future.

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MASTER OF CEREMONY

BONNIE MBULI

Actress, Best-Selling Author, Talk Show Host, Speaker

South Africa

MASTER OF CEREMONY (AWIEF AWARDS)

SHADO TWALA

Radio & television Personality/ Art and Culture Practitioner

South Africa

ENTERTAINMENT (AWIEF AWARDS)

LOYISO BALA

Multi award-winning South African R'n'B Singer & Performer

South Africa

DISTINGUISHED GUEST OF HONOUR

NOMALIZO LEAH TUTU

Co-Founder

Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

South Africa

SAMSUNG CSC

SPEAKERS

H.E. NYASHA CHIKWINYA

Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Zimbabwe

HON. CECILIA CHAZAMA

Minister of Civic Education, Culture & Community Development

Malawi

HON. ELIZABETH THABETHE

Deputy Minister

Department of Tourism

South Africa

PATRICIA DE LILLE

Executive Mayor of Cape Town

South Africa

H. E. TRINE SKYMOEN

Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria

Republic of South Africa & Botswana, Madagascar and Namibia

 

H.E. CECILIA JULIN

Ambassador of Sweden to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia, Embassy of Sweden, Pretoria

HON. JANET ADEYEMI

President Women in Mining (WIMIN)

Nigeria

MATHABO GAIL MAKENETE

Deputy Governor

Central Bank of Lesotho

Lesotho

NTOBEKO MOGADIME

Country Social Investment Manager/Supplier & Enterprise Development Board Director

Shell Downstream

South Africa

MARGARET HIRSCH

Co-founder and Chief Operations Executive

Hirschs Homestore

South Africa

JUDY DLAMINI

Founder & Executive Chairman

Mbekani Group

South Africa

ANNETTE ROSENCREUTZ

Chief Executive Officer

Brandflight AB

Sweden

VANESSA MOUNGAR

Director

Gender, Women and Civil Society

African Development Bank

Ivory Coast

ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE 

Representative

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office

South Africa

BONNIE HORBACH

Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dutch Consulate General Cape Town

South Africa

ANNE-MARIE CHIDZERO

Former Chief Executive Officer Financial Services Development Programme (FSDMoc) and Principal Partner Alitheia Identity Managers

South Africa

JOY PHUMAPHI

Executive Secretary

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Tanzania

GINA DIN-KARIUKI

Executive Chair and Founder

Gina Din Group (GDG)

Kenya

CAROL BOUWER

Chief Executive Officer

Carol Bouwer Productions

South Africa

 MICHELLE OLCKERS

Managing Partner MAZARS Cape Town

South Africa

POLO LETEKA RADEBE

Founder and Executive Director

IDF Capital

South Africa

SHARRON MCPHERSON

Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director

Women in Infrastructure Development & Energy (WINDE) Consortium

South Africa

SYLVIA MULINGE

Director of Consumer Business

Safaricom Limited

Kenya

FULVIA FARINELLI

Senior Economic Officer

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Switzerland

JEANNE GROENEWALD

Managing Director

Elgin Free Range Chickens

South Africa

MMBODI RAMBAU-NESENGANI

Senior Development Impact Specialist

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

South Africa

ZIZIPHO NYANGA 

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Masisizane Fund

South Africa

PULANE KINGSTON

Partner

Webber Wentzel

South Africa

FATIMA ALIMOHAMED

Chief Executive Officer

African Brand Warrior Ltd.

Ghana

MOHAU PHEKO

Chief Executive Officer

The Mohau Group

South Africa

MCLEAN SIBANDA

Chief Executive Officer

The Innovation Hub

South Africa

TSAKANI NOLA MASHABA

Group Head of Corporate Communications

ABN Group: CNBC Africa & Forbes Africa

South Africa

NTABISENG DUBE

Government Relations Director

Southern and Central Africa

Asea Brown Boveri (ABB)

South Africa

ERICA ELK

Executive Director

The Craft and Design Institute (CDI)

South Africa

TUMI SEFOLO

Investment Head: Franchise & Wholesale Funding

Masisizane Fund

South Africa

MAREK ZMYSŁOWSKI

Frontier and Emerging Markets Online Business Expert

Marek Zmyslowski, Inc.

Nigeria

INEZA MIREILLE KARERA

Group Chief Executive Officer

KORA Coaching Group

Rwanda & South Africa

NTHABISENG MOTETE

Group Executive: Crop Science

​Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

South Africa

ELLEN FISCHAT

Managing Director

Silicon Cape Initiative

South Africa

IRENE OCHEM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

AWIEF

South Africa

JANINE MYBURGH

President

Cape Chamber of Commerce

South Africa

LOREN BRAITHWAITE KABOSHA

Chairperson

The South African Communications Forum (SACF)

South Africa

EGO IWEGBU-DALEY

Chief Executive Officer

MSLONDON Cosmetics Pty & MISS SALON LONDON Pty

South Africa

LULAMA NGALO-MORRISON

Former Head Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET)

South Africa

LULLU TSHIWULA

Founder and Chair

Resilience Network Institute

South Africa  

MARIE-THERESE PHIDO

Chief Responsibility Officer

Elevato & Associates

Nigeria

CHUX GERVASE IWU

Head of Department Entrepreneurship Business and Management Studies

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

South Africa

FOLUKE OLUSEGUN

Senior Program Officer

African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA)

South Africa

SARAH COLLINS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Natural Balance Global t/a Wonderbag

South Africa

FARAI SIMOYI

President & Creative Director

Farai Inc.

New York

MARLENE LE ROUX

Chief Executive Officer

Artscape Theatre Centre

South Africa

SARAH-ANNE ARNOLD

Manager

MTN Solution Space, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

South Africa

ESTHER EGHOBAMIEN-MSHELIA 

Special Assistant Technical to Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development

Nigeria

MARY OLUSHOGA

Founder

African Women Power Network

USA

LUNGI MORRISON

Chief Executive Officer

OniBEspoke

South Africa

WENZILE MADONSELA

Executive Secretary

Thuli Madonsela Foundation

South Africa

CHARISSA BLOOMBERG

Chief Executive Officer

Hidden Dimensions Corporate Training

South Africa

TIM HARRIS

Chief Executive Officer

WESGRO

South Africa

MICHELLE KOREVAAR

Marketing Strategist & Founder

SPICE4LIFE.co.za

South Africa

VUYISA QABAKA

Partner

Entrepreneur Traction

South Africa

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