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13 November



The WeLead Women’s Day Breakfast Forum:
“We are the Leaders we’ve been Waiting for”

‘Use your voice and you can affect change’ Melinda Gates

Join us to:

  • Reward your team, your best clients (and yourself) for the great work you do
  • Expand your leadership network with the most inspiring and supportive women leaders around
  • Find your own leadership voice and share your vision & your passion with an influential group of women leaders

When and where

Date: Thursday 16 August 2018
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Time: 7am – 8am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am until 10:30pm Presentations
Cost: R1500 per person ex vat (call us for group and NGO bookings)

Register for The WeLead Women’s Day Breakfast Forum here

Speakers Confirmed so far

Dr Judy Dlamini, Founder and Chairman of Mbekani Group & Author of Equal but Different, has had a rich career starting with medicine, followed by owning and running businesses in various sectors. She has a medical degree, an MBA, a diploma in occupational health and a Doctorate in Business Leadership. Her thesis investigated the intersection of race, gender and social class and its impact on women leaders’ career progression. Judy worked spent 17 years in the medical field before deciding to build her business career. After spending two years at HSBC, she began to develop her entrepreneurial interests. In 1996, she founded Mbekani Group, a company which houses operational and investment companies, including the luxury multi-brand chain of stores, Luminance and Jimmy Choo. She has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards and is a recipient of various awards.

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane is Chair and CEO of NS Enterprises, and chair of Richards Bay Coal Terminal. A rural girl from Peddie, Nosipho has won many awards including BWA Businesswoman of the Year and has been inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame in 2017. She is also a woman of many firsts in a male dominated industry including CEO at Richards Bay Coal Terminal and Senior Vice President in Supply Chain for SASOL globally. She is highly experienced with more than 22 years’ executive management and operations experience. She is the founder of NS Enterprises, a 100% black woman owned private company specializing in Change Leadership and Transformation Management for corporate and government. She is passionate about the development and empowerment of women and the youth.

Debby Edelstein is Co-founder of QualityLifeCompany. In 1999 she initiated conversations with change agents and thought leaders in the business community around the role of business in transforming society. Nearly 20 years later she continues to create conversations and conferences whenever she finds a good question that intrigues her. She created the annual WeLead Women’s Leadership Conference, the WiredWomen Conference and the Inspired Teachers Conference. She mentors and coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and speakers. Most recently the success of the WeLead Circle Project, a peer-to-peer network exclusively for women leaders which she pioneered three and a half years ago, is fast-tracking the development of talented women leaders around the country.

Banele Lukhele is a freelance educator and writer, who promotes access with an emphasis on child and women development. Banele completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Witwatersrand majoring in composition and research. In her honours year she worked as the program assistant for the South Africa Washington International Program, a student leadership development programme. Parallel to this, she has been involved in private education as well as volunteering. In 2012 she began to explore alternative teaching methods, including teaching through play and cultural exchange. Banele currently provides educational solutions in public-, private- and home-schooling spaces. Over and above this she volunteers as a teacher with Love and Grow Mentorship – an organisation that is run by women.

Ndabaningi “Zubz” Mabuye has earned his title as one of SA’s most respected Emcees through his critically acclaimed music. More than a musician, Zubz also holds a B. Com degree in Information Systems and Economics. He has also been actively engaging young people and their creativity through hip-hop workshops that focus on writing skills, storytelling and the art of performance.

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