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Be inspired by our curated content network with like-minded female entrepreneurs, connect with industry executives and be challenged to improve your leadership skills. Rise and Lead Women has put together an exciting agenda with over 20 keynotes, panel and workshops.

Event Details

Get ready to unleash your leadership potential.

Program of the day


  • Women. Leadership and Innovation
  • Unleashing the creativity of African Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Panel Sessions

  • Getting more women into governance – in government, the C-Suite and corporate boards 
  • Women, Innovation and the Economy: Improving the economic empowerment of Women in Business.
  • Changing mindsets and changing the face of leadership: Confronting cultural and gender bias in organisations and society
  • Promoting and sustaining rural entrepreneurship and economic participation of women in the Agro-food and Energy sectors

Workshop Tracks:    


Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track

  • Digital Transformation: using digital technologies to promote SMEs
  • Manufacturing locally and selling internationally: understand how to sell local products through the digital marketplace
  • Corporate Innovation partnerships to drive social impact and scale small businesses beyond Africa.
  • Business brand and marketing strategies to grow your small business

Women & Governance Track

  • Changing mindsets and changing the face of leadership
  • How to become Board ready
  • How to play big in politics – negotiations and building an executive presence


Workplace Leadership Advancement For Women

  • Building a career in STEM for women and youths
  • Improving your personal brand and leadership presence
  • Building confidence and taking the lead to drive social changes toward closing the gender gap in your workplace
  • Confronting cultural and gender bias in organisations and society


C-Level Roundtable Conversation (by invitation only)

  • Leadership Development & Digital Transformation: The need to equip your workforce to embrace the change.
  • Advancing Women in Leadership For a More Prosperous and Sustainable World


Full schedule will be announced shortly

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