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Conference on women leaders as agents of change in Africa

Oct 22 2017 18:42

Cape Town - A conference entitled "Women leaders, agents for change in Africa" will take place in Cape Town on November 7 and 8 2017.

It is based on the success of the 2016 international leadership conference titled "Women Leaders, Agents of Change in Europe". This event was staged in celebration of IEDC-Bled School of Management's 30th Anniversary in Slovenia.

The South African event is presented in partnership between the IEDC-Bled School of Management and its Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development; the Leading Women of Africa Association (LWA); and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town.

The event is expected to will bring together some of the world’s most influential speakers as well as prominent business, political and NGO women leaders from around the globe. The conference will also include a special recognition honours ceremony.

The main goal of the conference "Women leaders, agents of change in Africa" is to create awareness that women leaders are an important factor for the development of Africa.

As Africa enters a new era of rebuilding itself, women are proving to be real leaders and role-models to the younger generation. This occasion highlights women’s leadership skills and ongoing accomplishments.

The conference will share practical ways in which women can further develop skills, partnerships and entrepreneurial activities.

"This event will provide an exceptional platform for exchange of information and best practices between African and worldwide women role models and their positive impact in their economies,” according to Prof. Danica Purg, founding president of the IEDC-Bled School of Management.   

“Strengthening women to learn to lead is a critical imperative today. I believe women are the key to ongoing, successful, positive change in Africa. Research has found that when women work equally with men in decision making positions within organizations, communities, governments, and countries—everyone benefits."

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