2 August 2017
KR offices, Bryanston, Johannesburg
This year, KR’s Women in Work Seminar promotes the rise of female leadership across the continent in order to create a world where women fully participate in the shaping of all aspects of our future. The conference offers a cogent roadmap for women in the corporate world, academia, government, media and entertainment as well as entrepreneurship to unlock their power, redefine success and re-author their lives.Through an immersive one-day experience of networking in addition to outstanding keynotes as well as engaging roundtable and panel discussions, attendees can expect to develop their authentic leadership skills, ignite their confidence and draw from the wisdom of the collective experiences of their peers.
This is an opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded driven and motivated individuals you will not want to miss. You’ll get to participate in activities that are useful for connecting, creating, learning and sharing.Get ready to rise up and express your creativity, authenticity, voice and power to effect the changes you want in your world of work!
This conference is designed for women by professional women with speakers handpicked to specifically address women’s career challenges. Women in leadership know that one of the most important things they can do is to help other women along in their careers. Many women have identified mentors and role models as the key to their success.If you look at the impressive line-up of speakers, their credentials, positions and backgrounds, you know delegates will walk away with something of value!
|ONE DAY SEMINAR • 02 AUGUST 2017|
Registration and Morning refreshments
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
Keynote: Find your way, find your passion
Thrive: Lessons from a celebrity on building your personal brand for business
Financial fitness: The smart money woman – A girl’s journey to financial freedom
Champagne is served. Leg stretch, massage break and book show - pick a book you like (with compliments of KR publishing)
Interactive roundtable & panel discussions: Explore, Engage, Empower
|10:45 – 11:30||
Maximising your career in the Uber economy
Women entrepreneurs: What’s keeping you awake at night? - Roundtable discussions
Panel discussion: Not enough skirts in the boardroom - breaking the glass ceiling
|13:00 - 14:00||Light finger lunch|
|14:00 – 14:45||
Closing keynote: Mastering the courage to Innovate - unlocking the skills for fresh thinking
Janine Hill, Founder & CEO, Vuma Reputation Management
Afternoon high tea, networking and pamper sessions
Guests depart at leisure
After coming back to South Africa from Zimbabwe where she completed High school Sophie had made a decision to take her life to another level and was determined to make it a resounding success, which is when she became a photographic model and later moved on to Acting.She has acted in a few television series such as: Class of 92, supporting roles in Thlaranthlope and Yizo Yizo 1, and Going up. This was complemented by her cameo appearances in Egoli 1992 and later Soul City.
1993 marked the dawn of her main break when she landed the role of Queen Sebobe Moroka on Generations – the number one soapie in South Africa. Sophie affirms that she has grown in the Soapie for over 21years.Her talent for entertaining is not limited to acting she is also a motivational speaker and also serves as an MC/Program director for various functions over her years in the entertainment and business industry… ACSA, STANDARD BANK, CLIENTELLE LIFE, OLD MUTUAL MARKETING TEAM, OLD MUTUAL ROAD SHOWS, RADDISSON BLU HOTEL, NESTLE, CLOVER INKOMAZI, ROBERTSONS SPICES, REVLON , CELLC, EDGARDS to name a few… not forgetting Motivating young people in various Primary and High Schools including Churches around the country and Arica.
Sophie has also sat on various panels as a Judge over the years including Miss Soweto, Cairo international Film Festival-international short films in Egypt Cairo, International Wedding Congress Mauritius as well as Miss South Africa 2015 and 2016 etc.Sophie’s reach extends outside the world of television and she served a leadership role and community Roles for many organizations and Brands over the years. Sophie feels strongly in giving back to the community. She has embarked on a meaningfully supportive role to a number of charities over the years. These include Abraham Kriel Children’s Home, Mndeni Children’s Home, and has now partnered up with Cell C to raise funds for The Stop hunger campaign. She is also a Mentor for the Cell C take a girl child to work. All Sophie’s Charitable involvement in the past years inspired the launch of The “Sophie Foundation of Hope” and its Focus is raising funds to ensure Orphanages are HOME for the Orphans as she grew up in Orphanage and Foster Homes herself and also focusing on empowering Women and Children. The Sophie Foundation of hope has partnered with various organizations like ACSA Gold Reef city, Wimpy, Ster Kinekor etc to change the lives of the less fortunate by donating computers, wheelchairs, blankets, school shoes and uniforms, stationery and groceries.
Sophie has recently been the face of Cook for life and She is the face, Ambassador for the biggest mobile network Cell C for their Supercharge Campaigns. She is currently the South African Ambassador for Destination Wedding Planners Congress where she represents SA as the best planner around the world. Sophie is now moving into the producing arena in the industry and will soon be producing her own Films, Reality and TV Drama and Soaps.
Zipho’s professional background includes developing strategies for large public and private sector clients as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co (the leading management consulting firm globally). She also held project management and change management positions for industry leading retailers – Edcon in South Africa (the biggest clothing retailer in Sub-Saharan Africa) and Inditex in Spain (the parent company of Zara and biggest fashion retailer globally). In 10 years, she has travelled to 30 countries and worked in 10 of them. Currently she is an Executive at Circle Food Group. She also provides advisory, training and investment support to small businesses and entrepreneurs.Her academic background includes a Business Science Honors Degree from the University of Cape Town (obtained with first class and distinctions) and an MBA from Stanford University, United States (the top ranked MBA programme globally) - both were completed on full scholarship. She also completed a study trip to Russia, a study exchange to China and a leadership course in the Czech Republic. She matriculated among the top in her province, with six distinctions.
Zipho’s personal background includes being born and raised in a township in KwaZulu Natal in a single parent household. Through hard work and determination, she overcame many challenges faced by individuals growing up in disadvantaged communities. She led numerous entrepreneurial projects in the township in order to provide the family with additional income – this is how her passion for growing businesses was born.She is published as a contributing author in Singapore in a book on inspirational women’s perspectives. She has also been featured on various media and newspapers.
Carla is an experienced Executive with over 21 years general management experience, 12 years in senior leadership roles managing Profit and Loss, having conducted business in Southern African countries, Mauritius, Europe, Australia, India and China. Having achieved double-digit revenue growth; Carla is an inspirational, motivational leader with exceptional people skills and the ability to motivate and enthuse people she manages whilst delivering on strategy and key targets.Carla is currently responsible for Air Mauritius Southern Africa & Latin American region – managing P & L for the region-commercial, sales, marketing, strategy, pricing, E-commerce, finance, operations & human resources.
Her current board appointments include:Director of Air Mauritius Pty Ltd; Chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives, Non-Executive Director of Aviation Coordination Services; Director of Reach for A Dream Foundation ,
She is the President of SABSA (South African Business School Association) and a member of the Central European Management Association’s (CEEMAN) board. Prior to joining GIBS in 2000, Nicola headed up the Learning and Development function at Investec Bank. Nicola holds a B Com (Hons), MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a DBA from the University of Pretoria.
Jack Hammer consults to some of the region’s top blue chip corporates, global multinationals, and private enterprises, with a focus on executive and board level appointments throughout Africa.Debbie appears regularly on television and radio, and as a keynote speaker at conferences. She has recently published her first book, “IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work”. She is a founding member of the Cape Town Chapter of EO, a global entrepreneurship organization of 12 000 members – she currently serves on EO’s Global Leadership Development Committee.
She has been published internationally by Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Quartz and The Daily Maverick, among others, and is currently completing her first book. Since 2015, Khadija has been a research associate with WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand) and previously published a community magazine that was distributed internationally. She is also a respected commentator on television and radio, both locally and internationally.
An’s corporate journey includes executive and senior management roles as well as managing mergers and acquisitions. An brings versatility and insight that stretches across disciplines, knowledge domains and different industries. An does what she calls “Portfolio Living”. These portfolio’s include: Life and Business Coaching, Coaching Entrepreneurial enterprises, Agile coaching and team transformation, facilitation and training.
LORI MILNER is the engaging facilitator, thought leader and mentor known for her insightful approach to being a modern corporate woman. Her brainchild, the successful initiative Beyond the Dress, is the embodiment of her passion to empower women. Beyond the Dress has worked with South Africa’s leading corporates and empowered hundreds of women with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. Clients include Siemens, Massmart, RMB Private Bank, Life Healthcare Group and Unilever.Lori has co-authored Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman in conjunction with Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer. Own Your Space provides practical tools and insights gleaned from workshops held around the world and from interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women to provide you with tried-and-tested techniques, tips and advice to help you boost your career, enhance your confidence and truly own your space on every level. Own Your Space is the ultimate ‘toolkit’ to unleash your true power. It’s for the woman who wants to take her career to new heights and who is ready to fulfil her true potential.
Arese Ugwu is the author of the bestselling and ground-breaking The Smart Money Woman, the financial-chick-lit novel that has taken Africa by storm. She is helping young Africans discover their power to build their future and make smarter money decisions through Smart Money Africa, a personal finance platform for the African millennial, engaging young Africans on the importance of financial literacy and the impact it has on helping them get money, keep money, and grow money.Using the best of traditional and new media, Arese’s work appears in newspapers, on television, websites, social media, online videos, and through her book—all to reach her audience with accessible content that explains and navigates Africa’s unique financial landscape, delivering practical knowledge.
Her work in ensuring financial literacy for Africa’s youth has not gone unnoticed. In 2015 she was a finalist for Access Bank’s W Awards for Young Professional of the Year; in 2016, she won Rémy Martin’s Pacesetter award and was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education.She serves on several boards including House of Tara, and the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation as a non-executive director, and is also an associate member of WIMBIZ, serving on its planning committee since 2015.Arese also holds an MSc in Economic Development from University College London (UCL) and a BSc in Business and Management from Aston Business School, Birmingham. She is also an alumna of the of the Lagos Business School, INSEAD Abu Dhabi, and The London School of Business executive education programs.
|02 August 2017 - Women in Work Seminar
||R3 250.00 excl. VAT|
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