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4 Things to Expect at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit holding in Durban Today!



Naomi Campbell, Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Leading Woman Summit

Tomorrow, an important event is taking place in Durban, South Africa, and its the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit.

The 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit is an amazing and impactful gathering of over 500 women.

Perfectly timed to coincide with the International Women’s Day celebration, the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Summit is a full-day event aimed at bringing together leading, influential women to share their ideas that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

The 2019 theme for the event is the “New Wealth Creators”, focusing on innovation and non-conformity.

BellaNaija’s Uche Pedro will be at the event and you can follow her on the journey through the event HERE.

Here are 4 things you can look forward to at this year’s event:

  • Gala Dinner Award

This year, the 2019 event will also see Forbes Woman Africa recognize some of the continents most influential women at a gala dinner award. The dinner will celebrate women who have made a remarkable impact in the business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership categories.

  • A very impactful list of amazing women with teachable life experiences

This year, there are so many amazing women to look out for at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. They include; Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo J Kenewendo, British supermodel Naomi Campbell as a headline speaker, Nigerian skeleton racer Simidele Adeagbo, Nigerian celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji, former Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South African Paralympian and global inspiration, Kgothatso KG Montjane, advocate for female education and empowerment within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and so many more amazing women.

  • Live streaming the whole event

If you can’t make it to the event tomorrow in Durban, South Africa, no worries. The event organizers have arranged that the summit is available via online viewing platforms. The summit comprises keynote talks, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and networking sessions with some of the globe’s most impactful women. The talks and discussions will be made available to those unable to attend the event in person, via Forbes Woman Africa and ABN Event Productions Facebook Live and YouTube Live streaming, as well as through live summit tweeting using the Twitter handle #LWS2019KZN. In addition to the on-day coverage, CNBC Africa will be broadcasting segments of the day live on the channel across Africa.

  • A deep dive into innovation and non-conformity

The fourth annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit will focus on innovation and non-conformity with its latest theme, ‘New Wealth Creators’. A selection of the continent’s most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment, and leadership will engage on this topic. According to Methil Renuka, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA and FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, “This year we want to turn the spotlight on those forward-thinking female entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact in some of the more unconventional sectors. These women are pioneering within industries, as well as pioneering industries themselves, tapping into previously unknown sources of income and transforming the world as we know it. Guests will get a full day and evening to hear these stories and engage with these inspiring women.”

Doesn’t it sound like an amazing event?

Remember, to be a part of it from wherever you are, you can live stream via Forbes Woman Africa and ABN Event Productions Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as through live summit tweeting using the Twitter handle #LWS2019KZN.

For more information, or follow @LWSummit on various social media platforms.

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