The 8th instalment of the much-anticipated FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit will return on 8 March 2023, honouring International Women’s Day, as an in-person event at the Sun Bet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.
Themed Women 3.0: The Icons and Ideas Shaping Africa, this ground-breaking annual summit will welcome African and international visionaries drawn from business, technology, government, arts, entertainment, sports and civil society to address some of the biggest opportunities and challenges facing female leadership today.
“After two years of the event being held as a virtual summit, the 2023 edition will be the reincarnation of the summit as a one-day, in-person event bringing life to the stage through thought-provoking discourse centred on technology and why a new Africa needs a new rulebook for leadership,” commented Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group. “From the artists and storytellers to financial titans, entrepreneurs and history-makers, we’re looking forward to welcoming Africa’s most radical innovators who are leading the next generation.”
Renuka Methil, Managing Editor, FORBES AFRICA, added: “The fact that we are looking at the eighth edition of the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit is testament to how far this summit has grown, the incredible connections we have made, and the massive Rolodex of trailblazers this has led to – all female powerhouses who have attended the summit and who we have celebrated so far, on stage and in the magazine! Once again – since 2020 – a live audience will reflect the credibility and calibre of our genre-busting speakers and superstars on stage, as we set the tone for what 2023 will bring – the tidal wave of innovations and the powerful icons and ideas shaping Africa!”
The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, which has gained a reputation as a prestigious calendar event for high-profile women on the African continent and beyond, will feature insightful panel discussions, talks, fireside chats and one-on-one interviews with sector-specific barrier-breakers and powerhouses from Africa and beyond.
The wide-ranging topics and conversations will cover everything from modern wealth and the making of billion-dollar start-ups to capital markets, climate change, Web 3.0 and the advancements of tectonic technology shifts in every aspect of life, be it in financial services, food, fashion, entertainment, education or energy.
The virtual editions of the summit in 2021 and 2022 attracted over 50 global speakers and close to 2 000 attendees both years. As in previous years, the 2023 summit will also boast an esteemed speaker lineup. Watch this space!
After a full day engaging on critical issues and unlocking new opportunities, the summit will culminate in the prestigious 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Awards, a glittering ceremony where the most accomplished leaders and luminaries will be honoured for their impactful work. The award categories will include:
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Young Achievers Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Social Impact Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Technology & Innovation Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Academic Excellence Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Sports Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Entertainer Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Businesswoman Award
· The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit:
When: 8 March 2023
Where: Sun Bet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, South Africa
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Theme: Women 3.0: The Icons and Ideas Shaping Africa
The 2023 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Awards:
When: 8 March 2023
Where: Sun Bet Arena, Time Square, Pretoria, South Africa
Time: 19h00 – 23h00
Summit – R1 500
Dinner – R1 500
Full Access – R 3 000
Table Bookings – Contact the Events Team for more information.
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How to get involved:
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