The 6th Forbes Woman ‘Africa Leading Women Summit’ Announces Speaker Line-Up

In the wake of a tumultuous period in history, many are reflecting on lessons learned 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), presented by Mastercard 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 will run from March 8th -9th 2021, boasting an impactful speaker line-up for this free-to-attend virtual event.

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 actor and UNHCR high-profile supporter Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Emirati businesswoman, author, and artist, Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassimi; Olympic athlete Zola Budd Pieterse; IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath; Nigerian entrepreneur Folorunso Alakija; FORBES AFRICA’s African of the Year 2020 honoree, the former Nigerian Finance Minister and Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland; the United Nations’ representative in China Siddharth Chatterjee; South African orchestra conductor Ofentse Pitse; explorer Saray Khumalo; and South African female rugby player, Piwokuhle Nyanda.

These phenomenal women – and many more trail-blazers – 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.

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