Forbes Woman Africa’s ‘Leading Women Summit’ Announces 2021 Line-Up Of Speakers.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the 6th #LeadingWomanSummit, presented by Mastercard, will run from March 8 to 9, 2021, boasting an impactful speaker line-up for this free-to-attend virtual platform.

In the wake of a tumultuous period in history, many are reflecting on lessons learnt in 2020 while seeking guidance on how to navigate this new reality going forward. Bringing together the continent’s most powerful female voices, the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit (LWS) will take on a guiding role, hinging the conversation on this year’s dynamic theme- Africa Reloaded: The Power of The Collective.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the 6th #LeadingWomanSummit, presented by Mastercard, will run from March 8 to 9, 2021, boasting an impactful speaker line-up for this free-to-attend virtual platform.

There is not just one keynote speaker at #LWS2021 but a star-studded galaxy of names including 2019 Miss Universe, South Africa’s own Zozibini Tunzi, British actress and UNHCR high-profile supporter, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emirati business woman, author and artist, Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassimi, British-Sudanese supermodel and designer, Alek Wek, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath, Nigerian entrepreneur, Folorunso Alakija, Forbes Woman Africa of the Year 2020 honoree, the former Nigerian Finance Minister and first female African director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Commonwealth secretary-general, Patricia Scotland, the United Nations’ representative in China, Siddharth Chatterjeem South African music conductor, Ofentse Pitse, South African explorer, Saray Khumalo and South African rugby player, Piwo Nyanda.

These- and many more trailblazers- will engage the audience through hard-hitting talks, fireside chats and insightful panel discussions that look back on the year while identifying opportunities for growth and recovery on the continent.

“The summit provides professional women with an opportunity to discuss some of the world’s biggest issues- business challenges, workplace issues and the further empowerment of African women. It’s also a fantastic chance to showcase truly inspiring women, who are doing extraordinary things, to share their stories and really network with others,” she stated.

The convergence of powerful, industry-leading women could not have happened at a better time, and on a better platform than the summit, according Lianne Williams, head of marketing, Vumatel, South Africa.

The summit is a free-to-attend virtual event, expected to draw more than 2, 000 attendees from across the globe.

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