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This event occurred on
May 29, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
Centurion, Gauteng
South Africa

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Centurion Theatre
Amkor Street
Centurion, Gauteng, 0157
South Africa
Event type:
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Dimakatso Sekhoto

After acquiring her Bcom degree, Nono worked in the financial services industry for 6 years, at PSG Konsult and Investec. In 2011 after being frustrated by the constrictive work environment she decided to venture off into a totally new direction and joined her father at their family commercial farm in the Free State. Now charting her own path, Nono manages the farm looking after 24 permanent staff, 600 beef cattle, an apple orchard, and 700 ha of arable land growing sunflower and maize. This has led her to engage with the likes of relevant Ministers, MEC’s, the Free State Premier, large agribusinesses in the country.

Kgomotso Mogapi

She is founder of A’Dare Women Wellness Centre, Dr Kgomotso Mogapi works in the centre as a Women’s Health Practitioner. It is a primary healthcare centre established in March 2010 to focus primarily on preventative healthcare, wellness & lifestyle solutions for women. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (UCT), and worked extensively in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology prior to going into private healthcare. She also has a special interest in Sports Medicine, having worked as the team doctor for the National Women’s Soccer team (Banyana Banyana) as well as being regularly invited to be part of the medical team for sporting events.

Khanyisa Bunu

Khanyisa Bunu as one of the few “queens of comedy” in Africa. Bunu abandoned a career as a schoolteacher a few years ago and is one of the few female comedians to break into South Africa’s entertainment sceneSome of her highlights in comedy were appearing in 99% Xhosa Comedy twice in Port Elizabeth and David Kau's Blacks Only Comedy.

Leela Ramdhani

Leela has 25 years of work experience in various corporate sectors ranging from Hospitality to Financial Services and Banking and running entrepreneurial ventures. Her roles in have ranged from Finance (15 years) to Human Resources (7 years). Her last corporate role was Chief Learning Officer at Nedbank. She has been building her own consulting business for the past 4.5 years. She is holding Masters in Business Administration, B comm Accountancy and Professional Coaching Course.

Liepollo Pheko

Policy analyst, social entrepreneur, senior executive,thought leader and social activist. Experience in the public and development sectors and consulted for governments, funders, NGOS and International bodies across Africa ,Europe ,the US,Latin America and Asia. Currently Director at NGO/Think Tank , the Trade Collective which deals with socio-economic policy ,migration and citizenship, ecological ethics,movement building, specialised research ,political economy Manging Director and co-owner of a management consultancy: Four Rivers Trading. This has consulted with the UNDP, NEPAD, SADC, corporate, donor and government clients . Interventions include economic policy analysis and modelling, statistical data interpretation, business planning, corporate coaching and socio economic policy analysis. Goals to use progressive and innovative tools to find Afrika centred ,gender aligned solutions to achieve global impact

Lorraine Jenks

Tireless activist and change agent in advocating responsible, sustainable and greener practices in all sectors. Teacher and intrepid traveller, Lorraine worked with environmentalists and the EPA in California in the 1970s, eventually back home, became Contracts and Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain for 15 years. Lorraine then went solo and completed training with: the UNEP (UN Environmental Programme) Eco Labelling course, NCPC (National Cleaner Production Centre) certification, Green Building Council Green Design and Decor, the Green Leaf Carbon Audit programmes and most recently, trained with Mr Al Gore as an accredited Climate Reality Leader.

Margareth Hirsh

Margaret Hirsch – Chief Operations Executive, Hirsch’s. Appliance, Electronic and Air conditioning giants, Hirsch’s is the biggest independently owned retail outlet in these categories in Southern Africa, with 12 branches throughout South Africa and 5 concept stores Co Founder of Hirsch’s Margaret was announced South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business (RETAIL) and Government in 2011 In 2012 she was Business Woman’s Association of South Africa (BWASA)’s Business Woman of the Year (Entrepreneur) She also received a Lady ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce) Gold Award for Business Woman of the Year, 2012 In 2013 She received the Business Excellence Award from the Ekurhuleni Business Initiative and Captains of Industry Forum.She has become a sought after motivational speaker and is a champion of women’s Empowerment. MARGARET HIRSCH WINS TOP AWARD FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL INDUSTRY

Neema Isa

Social Change Activist,Permanently Curious.Part of the project team providing Financial Advisory Service on various infrastructure projects on the continent. A branch coordinator for the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa, a platform for the inspiration and empowerment of women, responsible for strategy execution and represented the organisation in her capacity as coordinator at local and pan African fora.A recipient of the Speaker of the Year Award from the Knights of Da Gama Speakers Circle while in High school. BCom Psychology and Economics, Certified Prince 2 Practitioner

Pontsho Manzi

Pontsho is Executive Chairman and CEO of Botlhokwa Group, a holding company for three subsidiary companies called Recrutrain,Fablmage and Bonisa Media.A human Resource Degree Graduate, she is a qualified HR practitioner by training, an author, a nationally and internationally recognised professional business and inspirational speaker, facilitator, coach and image consultant.She is the founding editor and publisher of Fabulous Woman Magazine and author of arguably the first South African black female created and owned annual inspirational diary for women called Diary for Fabulous You.

Rudo Dzenga

Best Selling Author in the Living Without Limitations Series-30 Stories To Heal Your World: April 2014 Creator of The Juni Eyeball Crime Buster Series Training Facilitator Actress

Samali Bosa

Organisation development specialist, programme manager, Women Entrepreneurship Development expert, Business and Leadership Coach. Founder and Director of Fuse Project & Consulting, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic advisory services and designs and implements social impact programmes. Samali is a coach and facilitator at the University of Witwatersrand Business School. She provides coaching and mentoring on executive leadership programmes. She is an ILO certified Master Trainer in Women Entrepreneurship Development Tools.MBA(WBS), BBA (Canada), Certificate in Leadership Coaching(WBS), Certificate Programme in The Challenges of Global Poverty (MITx Online).

Sbusisiwe Myeni

Sbusisiwe Myeni, Founder of Kamusa Risk Consulting and winner of the 2010 Gauteng Business Women Association Business Achiever Award in the Corporate Category holds a B Com (Statistics) degree from the University of Cape Town, where she was recruited by Standard Bank CIB (formerly Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank) for their inaugural Class of 97 Graduate Programme. She held a number of management positions at Standard Bank within Credit and Operational Risk Management giving her exposure to all the Bank's business units .i.e. Group, Personal and Business Banking and Africa. This included opportunities to work in most of the Bank's 16 Operations across Africa. She spent the last 2 years of her corporate career setting up Operational Risk and Risk & Compliance functions for Absa Wealth and Absa Wealth International (AWI) respectively, before focusing on setting up Kamusa Risk Consulting.

Shannen Hendricks

I am a budding public speaker and lover of language. I ventured into the field of public speaking two years ago when I joined Toastmasters International. In 2014 I entered my first contest - the annual Toastmasters District 74 Humorous Speech Contest – and I won! I will be defending this title later this year. When I am not speaking I am engaged in some form of creative writing (for my own enjoyment) or reading. I hold a BA degree in English and Linguistics. I believe in the healing power of laughter, especially laughing at myself.

Tembisa Marele

Tembisa Marele is an independent media and communications strategist, facilitator, MC, and conference speaker who is sought after by many high profile organizations. She is also the anchor of the current affairs programme, Interface, on SABC 2. With over 12 years in the media, her experience spans across print, radio, and television. Tembisa also heads up the communications division of the Financial Services Board (FSB), where she drives the organization’s communications strategy. Tembisa holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Milpark business School, a BA Hons in media studies from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and a Diploma in Radio and TV production from the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa.

Thuli Sithole

Thuli Sithole is a highly sought after international speaker who inspires others to achieve their full potential through speaking engagements, motivational talks, training workshops and media projects. Thuli is renowned for speaking to audiences in fields of inspiration, personal growth and mastery, business and wealth creation. She has shared a stage with top speakers and brands such as Robin Banks, Richard Branson, Billie Selekane, Edith Venter and Oprah Winfrey. As a transformational speaker, Thuli can offer insight into the power of choice, and how those choices become a catalyst for change. This power helps guide us onto the path that we were meant to be on. Let Thuli share her powerful yet simple to use ideas that will leave your staff feeling transformed.

Organizing team


Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Samkelisiwe Nxumalo