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#LWS2020KZN: Highlights Special of the 5th FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit

The 5th FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit attracted a large, high-powered audience when it was held to mark International Women’s Day on the 6th of March. For the second year running, this prominent event took place in Durban. We bring you highlights from a day filled with thought-provoking content....

#LWS2020KZN: Premier Sihle Zikalala on what KZN is doing to empower women

On the evening before the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, held in Durban on the 6th of March, the Managing Editor of the magazine spoke to the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala about the reasons why KZN hosted the conference for the second year running, and what the province is doing to empower women....

#LWS2020KZN: Wendy Mahoney on the business case for gender parity in the workplace

CNBC Africa's Fifi Peters spoke to Wendy Mahoney, the KZN President of the 30's club of Mastercard about female inclusion in the workplace and specifically in the boardroom.

#LWS2020KZN: Raising the bar in gymnastics

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Caitlin Rooskrantz is an 18-year-old South African Gymnastics Olympic aspirant with an emotive story to tell....

#LWS2020KZN: Knowing your purpose

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Bogolo Kenewendo has been called Africa's youngest minister – still holding clout in Botswana's nation-building....

#LWS2020KZN: The lazy kid who achieved record-breaking highs

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Zinhle Jiyane, otherwise known as DJ Zinhle is an Award-Winning DJ and Media personality....

#LWS2020KZN: ‘Mayday, mayday, an African woman is on board’

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban on Friday, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Londy Ngcobo, Ship Navigator & Africa's first female Dredge Master....

#LWS2020KZN: ‘My voice an instrument to change’

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Nozuko Teto, Durban-based and internationally-acclaimed Opera Singer with a soulful story to tell....

#LWS2020KZN: Soaring high and saving lives with drones

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Lebohang Lebogo is the first female Drone Pilot of the South African National Blood Service transferring blood and saving lives in rural areas....

#LWS2020KZN: Changing the narrative on FGM

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Ranya Kargbo is an entrepreneur and Human Rights Activist from Sierra Leone. She speaks about encountering FGM trauma and almost losing her knees in a freak accident....

#LWS2020KZN: Every woman who held me, moulded me

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Malaika Uwamahoro is a Rwandan actress, poet and international theatre personality....

#LWS2020KZN: Enlightenment and using AI for medicine

In The Spotlight is a special segment of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. At the 5th edition of the Summit held in Durban, speakers from across Africa, one after another recall the most important chapter of their lives that made them the people and professionals they are today. Jaishree Naidoo is a Johannesburg based Doctor and AI Med Tech entrepreneur who is SA’s first South African qualified paediatric radiologist....

#LWS2020KZN: Woman Uninterrupted: Is age just a number?

Women are more and more proving that age is just a number. But how does the business world view women who are in their second innings, yet have so much to give and are still in their productive years? How do millennial CEOs and leaders view hiring older women for example? In this inter-generational dialogue at the 2020 Forbes Women Africa Leading Women Summit, we talk to an interesting cross-section of women who dare to dream and follow their heart in proving that they don’t wait for the world, they validate and work for themselves in committing to global change and inspiring the next generation....

#LWS2020KZN: Lira on Setting Her Own Tune in the Business World

South Africa’s darling – singer, songwriter, actress, model and entrepreneur – Lira joins the 2020 Forbes Women Africa Leading Women Summit with her talk on “Setting Her Own Tune In The Business World” in which to talks about the guts needed to take on the music establishment and battle the odds....

#LWS2020KZN: Beyond the Crown: Is Winning Everything?

Miss World Africa travelled from Nigeria to be part of the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. Nyekachi Douglas joins CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters for a one-on-one interview on the topic: Beyond The Crown: Is Winning Everything? When Miss Jamaica was chosen as Miss World, Nyekachi’s reaction went viral....

#LWS2020KZN: Unlocking new innovations & opportunities for women in the global financial economy

At the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA 2020 Leading Women Summit in Durban, Suzanne Morel, Country Manager, Mastercard South Africa spoke on how inequality and exclusion still hold women back in many aspects of their lives. She also outlined Mastercard’s goal of bringing 500 million people into the digital economy by 2020....

#LWS2020KZN: MEC Dube-Ncube urges women to lead in pioneering, to help solve global challenges

The 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit was held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. This was the second year in a row that the event was hosted by the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal. Welcoming an audience of over 1 000 women and an impressive line-up of speakers from across the African continent, was KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube....

#LWS2020KZN: Renuka Methil: Why this is your moment in time

With the start of this new decade, we are faced with a new set of daunting challenges – the climate crisis, the coronavirus, and the unfinished business of still not achieving a gender-equal world. This is the opinion of the woman behind the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. Renuka Methil, the Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA AND FORBES WOMAN AFRICA magazines, officially opened the 5th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday....

#LWS2020KZN: Forbes Woman Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women

Join this panel of Africa’s most powerful women who have blazed a trail in different fields of industry and commerce as they share some of their secrets to success.

#LWS2020KZN: Nomusa Dube-Ncube: The future is feminine

CNBC Africa spoke to KZN MEC for Economic Development, Nomusa Dube-Ncube at the Forbes Africa Woman Leading Women Summit about how successful women need more platforms of exposure and opportunities to engage with aspiring women so they can learn from them.

#LWS2020KZN: Avon’s Mafahle Mareletse on what companies should do to ensure women succeed in the workplace

CNBC Africa spoke to the Managing Director of Avon, Mafahle Mareletse about what corporations should be doing in the workplace to prevent women from being treated unfairly.

#LWS2020KZN: From A To AI – Closing The Gender Gap In Tech

The benefits of addressing the gender gap and encouraging more women to enter technology are more important than ever in bridging the digital divide. CNBC Africa hears it from the head honchos in tech....

#LWS2020KZN: Mother & Daughter – How To Raise A CEO

Dr Naledi Pandor, SA Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and her daughter Dr Aisha Pandor, CEO and Co-founder of SweepSouth discuss generational lessons in leadership and success....

#LWS2020KZN: Unlocking new innovations & opportunities for women in the global financial economy

At the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA 2020 Leading Women Summit in Durban, Suzanne Morel, Country Manager, Mastercard South Africa spoke on how inequality and exclusion still hold women back in many aspects of their lives. She also outlined Mastercard’s goal of bringing 500 million people into the digital economy by 2020....

#LWS2020KZN: The Role of Male Feminists in Gender Strategies in Corporate Africa

Then a panel on ‘The Role of Male Feminists In Gender Strategies in Corporate Africa’ – How are the men in charge required to now look through gendered lenses and spearhead change in organisations and give women equal opportunities, or not?...

#LWS2020KZN: Conquering the Universe with Soft Power

Leila Lopes is an Angolan supermodel and Miss Universe 2011. She talks about the importance of image and Instagram-perfection in landing jobs and staying relevant in the digital age?...

#LWS2020KZN: Access And Acceptability: What’s Holding Back Female Entrepreneurship?

African women are a vital yet under-served source of economic growth, prosperity and innovation. What structures and policies can be put in place to further fuel and accelerate female entrepreneurship and give them a level-playing in the business world?...

#LWS2020KZN: How to Restructure the C-Suite Model in the 4IR Era

Adapt or die. As businesses worldwide reimagine themselves, female CEOs on how organograms need to tap into newer models that reflect change and offer bolder direction for companies of the future. What are the new strategies that companies need to unapologetically adopt to utilise full human capital?...

#LWS2020KZN: Naledi Pandor on the importance to female empowerment in the workplace

CNBC Africa spoke with Naledi Pandor the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Forbes Africa Woman Leading Women Summit about the importance of female empowerment in the workplace, especially in leadership positions.

#LWS2020KZN: Zamani Holdings CEO Mabuza on the role of men in empowering women in business

Zamani Holdings is an organisation focused on societal transformation and female empowerment, the organisation is set to extend this narrative through its sponsorship at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. CNBC Africa is joined by Charmaine Mabuza, CEO and co-Founder of Zamani Holdings to find out more about the company's involvement.

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