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 3RD AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

5-6 OCTOBER 2017

CENTURY CITY CONFERENCE CENTER

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

"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.

 PROGRAMMES

AWIEF Awards

AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme

PROGRAMMES

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

BONNIE MBULI

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

South Africa

SPEAKERS

H.E. MS LINDIWE ZULU

Minister Department of Small Business Development

Republic of South Africa

H.E. NYASHA CHIKWINYA

Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Zimbabwe

H.E. ESPERANCE NYIRASAFARI 

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion

Rwanda

PATRICIA DE LILLE

Executive Mayor of Cape Town

South Africa

HON. JANET ADEYEMI

President Women in Mining (WIMIN)

Nigeria

ANNETTE ROSENCREUTZ

Chief Executive Officer

Brandflight AB

Sweden

JUDY DLAMINI

Founder & Executive Chairman

Mbekani Group

South Africa

MARGARET HIRSCH

Co-founder and Chief Operations Executive

Hirschs Homestore

South Africa

 MICHELLE OLCKERS

Managing Partner

MAZARS

South Africa

ANNE-MARIE CHIDZERO

Chief Executive Officer

Financial Services Development Programme (FSDMoc)

Mozambique

JEANNE GROENEWALD

Managing Director

Elgin Free Range Chickens

South Africa

ZIZIPHO NYANGA 

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Masisizane Fund

South Africa

POLO LETEKA RADEBE

Founder and Executive Director

IDF Capital

South Africa

JOY PHUMAPHI

Executive Secretary

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Tanzania

FIORINA MUGIONE

Chief, Entrepreneurship Section Division of Investment and Enterprise

UNCTAD

Switzerland

SHARRON MCPHERSON

Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director

Women in Infrastructure Development & Energy (WINDE) Consortium

South Africa

MAREK ZMYSŁOWSKI

Frontier and Emerging Markets Online Business Expert

Marek Zmyslowski, Inc.

Nigeria

IRENE OCHEM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

AWIEF

South Africa

ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE 

Representative

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office

South Africa

MOHAU PHEKO

Chief Executive Officer

The Mohau Group

South Africa

SARAH COLLINS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Natural Balance Global t/a Wonderbag

South Africa

NOZIPHO JANUARY-BARDILL

Executive Director

Bardill & Associates

South Africa

GINA DIN-KARIUKI

Executive Chair and Founder

Gina Din Group (GDG)

Kenya

BONNIE HORBACH

Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dutch Consulate General

South Africa

CHARISSA BLOOMBERG

Chief Executive Officer

Hidden Dimensions Corporate Training

South Africa

BARBARA MAKHBEDU

Chief Financial Officer

Shell

South Africa

SYLVIA MULINGE

Director of Consumer Business

Safaricom Limited

Kenya

TUKIYA KANKASA-MABULA

Deputy Governor, Bank of Zambia

Chair, Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Zambia

JANINE MYBURGH

President

Cape Chamber of Commerce

South Africa

ELANA AFRIKA-BREDENKAMP

TV Presenter & Entrepreneur

South Africa

ERICA ELK

Executive Director

The Craft and Design Institute (CDI)

South Africa

INEZA MIREILLE KARERA

Group Chief Executive Officer

KORA Coaching Group

Rwanda & South Africa

MARIE-THERESE PHIDO

Chief Responsibility Officer

Elevato & Associates

Nigeria

FATIMA ALIMOHAMED

Chief Executive Officer

African Brand Warrior Ltd.

Ghana

MARLENE LE ROUX

Chief Executive Officer

Artscape Theatre Centre

South Africa

SWAADY MARTIN

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

YSWARA

South Africa

VUYISA QABAKA

Partner

Entrepreneur Traction

South Africa

MMBODI RAMBAU-NESENGANI

Senior Development Impact Specialist

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

South Africa

OULIMATA SARR

Regional Economic Empowerment Advisor

UN Women

Senegal

THANDEKA TUTU-GXASHE

Chief Executive Officer

THE Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign

USA

LUNGI MORRISON

Chief Executive Officer ,Communications Executive, Curator & Change Agent

OniBEspoke

South Africa

MICHELLE KOREVAAR

Marketing Strategist & Founder

SPICE4LIFE.co.za

South Africa

NOMTOMBI NAOMI TUTU

Race & Gender Justice Activist

USA

TSAKANI NOLA MASHABA

Group Head of Corporate Communications

ABN Group: CNBC Africa & Forbes Africa

South Africa

ANNE MBAABU

Head of Markets & Harvest Management

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Kenya

SARAH-ANNE ARNOLD

Manager

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

South Africa

FARAI SIMOYI

President & Creative Director

Farai Inc.

New York

ESTHER EGHOBAMIEN-MSHELIA 

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

Nigeria

TIM HARRIS

Chief Executive Officer

WESGRO

South Africa

MARY OLUSHOGA

Founder

African Women Power Network

USA

WENZILE MADONSELA

Executive Secretary

Thuli Madonsela Foundation

South Africa

DIANA OFWONA

Regional Director

UN Women, West and Central Africa

Senegal

BULELWA MAKALIME-NGEWANA

Chief Executive Officer

Cape Town Partnerships

South Africa

MELODY KWEBA

President & Chairperson

South African Women in Mining Associations

South Africa

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 PROGRAMMES

AWIEF Awards

AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme

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