The FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit is gearing up to showcase its ninth landmark edition on March 8, 2024, at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. In honor of International Women’s Day and the female leaders and luminaries going beyond the script for a new vision for Africa, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA and McDonald’s South Africa, alongside esteemed partners Visa, Air Products, African Bank, L’Oreal Paris, FORBES AFRICA, CNBC Africa, Jacaranda FM, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, and PR Worx, will showcase the highly-anticipated and hugely-popular annual must-do calendar event.
Since its inception, this full-day summit has grown into one of Africa’s best-attended women’s empowerment gatherings, attracting a diverse collection of speakers from all walks of life, stretching beyond African borders, and providing them with the platform to share their stories, insights, and experiences to uplift, inspire, and break barriers through exclusive panels, talks, one-on-one interviews, spotlight segments, and fireside chats.
This year’s event is expected to welcome more than 40 notable female voices to echo the African success story to an audience of about a thousand attendees. Among the distinguished lineup of speakers to feature this year are Somali-Canadian CEO, model, and activist, Sabrina Elba; former Kenyan national swimmer and entrepreneur, Ayushi Chandaria; Flaviana Matata, a Tanzanian-born international fashion model and activist; internationally acclaimed South African singer-songwriter Shekinah; South Africa’s reigning Miss South Africa, Natasha Joubert; and many more!
Attendees are invited to dress up in their favorite suits and sneakers and can look forward to a day filled with insightful discussions, inspiring stories, and valuable networking opportunities. Following the summit is the annual FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Awards, a red-carpet gala event honoring Africa’s most remarkable women and achievers in business, politics, entertainment, sport, arts, and science who have created a new discourse of change for future generations.
Join a room filled with like-minded leaders on International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women and to empower the next generation of leaders.
For more information about the event, agenda, and speaker announcements, or to register to attend the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit and Gala Awards, visit the official website, or follow us at @LWSummit, @Forbeswomanafri, and #LWS2024.