12 October 2016, Inanda Club, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa


Strictly By Invitation Only | Free For All Attendees | Women Only


Powering a new era of women's entrepreneurship in Africa

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Lionesses of Africa Annual Conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 12 October. This important one-day event brings together truly inspirational women entrepreneurs from across Africa and the Diaspora to both celebrate success and help shape a new future agenda for women's entrepreneurship on the continent. It's an event by Africa's women entrepreneurs for women entrepreneurs - that's what makes it different. The Conference is the highlight of the Lionesses of Africa event programme which aims to share great business startup stories, inspire by example, and connect women entrepreneurs with each other for greater business success. The Conference is 'by invitation only' and will be free of charge to all attendees in line with our ethos.

Objectives

  • Women entrepreneurs attending the Conference get the opportunity to hear first hand from leading women entrepreneurs from across the continent.
  • The Conference is all about sharing, inspiring and connecting - and most importantly, about sending the elevator down to the next generation of young and ambitious women entrepreneurs on the continent.
  • The programme will be both inspirational and informative, with discussions ranging from global brand building, to addressing funding challenges, to building game-changing social enterprises, and creating the next big tech innovations, plus much more.

 

 

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Venue

The Lionesses of Africa Annual Conference 2016 will be held at the Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg.

 
 

Speakers

A 35-strong speaker panel, featuring many of the continent’s most successful women entrepreneurs, will motivate and inspire a belief in all women that they can pursue their personal entrepreneurial dreams and make them a reality.

Melanie Hawken, Founder & CEO, Lionesses of Africa Public Benefit Corporation

Melanie Hawken, Founder & CEO, Lionesses of Africa Public Benefit Corporation

Funeka Montjane, Chief Executive Personal & Business Banking South Africa, Standard Bank

Funeka Montjane, Chief Executive Personal & Business Banking South Africa, Standard Bank

Margaret Hirsch, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of Hirsch Group (South Africa)

Margaret Hirsch, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of Hirsch Group (South Africa)

Divine Ndhlukula, Founder & CEO, Securico (Zimbabwe)                       

Divine Ndhlukula, Founder & CEO, Securico (Zimbabwe)                       


Deola Sagoe, Founder of Deola (Nigeria)

Deola Sagoe, Founder of Deola (Nigeria)

Angela Dick, Co-Founder & CEO, Transman (South Africa)

Angela Dick, Co-Founder & CEO, Transman (South Africa)

Dr. Ola Orekunrin, Founder & CEO, Flying Doctors Nigeria

Dr. Ola Orekunrin, Founder & CEO, Flying Doctors Nigeria

Polo Leteka, Executive Director, IDF Capital & Co-Founding Partner, Alitheia Identity Fund (South Africa)

Polo Leteka, Executive Director, IDF Capital & Co-Founding Partner, Alitheia Identity Fund (South Africa)


Ethel Cofie, Founder & CEO, Edel Technology Consult & Women in Tech Africa (Ghana)

Ethel Cofie, Founder & CEO, Edel Technology Consult & Women in Tech Africa (Ghana)

Rebecca Enonchong, Founder and CEO of AppsTech (Cameroon)

Rebecca Enonchong, Founder and CEO of AppsTech (Cameroon)

Sarah Collins, Founder & CEO, Wonderbag (South Africa)

Sarah Collins, Founder & CEO, Wonderbag (South Africa)

Johanna Mukoki, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Travel with Flair - Corporate Travel (South Africa)

Johanna Mukoki, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Travel with Flair - Corporate Travel (South Africa)


Ruka Sanusi, Founder & CEO, Alldens Lane (Ghana)

Ruka Sanusi, Founder & CEO, Alldens Lane (Ghana)

Claire Busetti, Member of the Board Investment Committee, National Empowerment Fund (South Africa)

Claire Busetti, Member of the Board Investment Committee, National Empowerment Fund (South Africa)

Nwabisa Piki, Group Executive: Corporate Social Reponsibility Telkom (South Africa)

Nwabisa Piki, Group Executive: Corporate Social Reponsibility Telkom (South Africa)

Anne Githuku-Shongwe, Representative, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office

Anne Githuku-Shongwe, Representative, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office


Achenyo Idachaba, Founder & CEO, Mitimeth (Nigeria)

Achenyo Idachaba, Founder & CEO, Mitimeth (Nigeria)

Judith Owigar, Co-Founder, AkiraChix (Kenya)

Judith Owigar, Co-Founder, AkiraChix (Kenya)

Brenda Wilkinson, Co-Founder, Rio Largo Olive Estate (South Africa)

Brenda Wilkinson, Co-Founder, Rio Largo Olive Estate (South Africa)

Adèle Dejak, Founder & CEO, Adele Dejak (Kenya)

Adèle Dejak, Founder & CEO, Adele Dejak (Kenya)


Jayshree Naidoo, Head of Standard Bank Business Incubator (South Africa)

Jayshree Naidoo, Head of Standard Bank Business Incubator (South Africa)

Elizabeth Howard, Co-founder & CEO, LeLapa Fund (France)

Elizabeth Howard, Co-founder & CEO, LeLapa Fund (France)

Carmen Granger, Founder & Managing Director, Bla Bla Bla Studios (South Africa)

Carmen Granger, Founder & Managing Director, Bla Bla Bla Studios (South Africa)

Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Head Personal & Business Banking, Stanbic Bank (Zambia)

Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Head Personal & Business Banking, Stanbic Bank (Zambia)


Susan Barnes, Founder of Subz Pads (South Africa)

Susan Barnes, Founder of Subz Pads (South Africa)

Akosua Afriyie Kumi, Founder, AAKS (Ghana)

Akosua Afriyie Kumi, Founder, AAKS (Ghana)

Kerryn Krige, Author of ‘The Disruptors: Social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society' (South Africa)

Kerryn Krige, Author of ‘The Disruptors: Social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society' (South Africa)

Indrani Govender, Founder & Director, Ricinz Constructions (South Africa)

Indrani Govender, Founder & Director, Ricinz Constructions (South Africa)


Alice Heusser, Co-Founder, LaLesso (South Africa) 

Stephanie Cowper, Co-Founder & CEO, BeSpecular (South Africa)

Zeenith Ebrahim, General Manager and CEO, GE South Africa Technologies

Zeenith Ebrahim, General Manager and CEO, GE South Africa Technologies


Hlubi Mboya Arnold, Actress, Social Justice Activist, Athlete, Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Scholar and Futurist. Executive Director, Future-Ceos.com (South Africa)  

Hlubi Mboya Arnold, Actress, Social Justice Activist, Athlete, Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Scholar and Futurist. Executive Director, Future-Ceos.com (South Africa)

 

Lisa van Eck, Regional Coordinator for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) South Africa chapter

Lisa van Eck, Regional Coordinator for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) South Africa chapter

Swaady Martin, Founder & CEO, Yswara (South Africa)

Swaady Martin, Founder & CEO, Yswara (South Africa)