A glimpse of the new face of leadership at the 2022 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit


Event Africa Contributor 16/02/2022 Events

The 2022 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit will convene a powerful community of female champions, barrier-breakers, goal-diggers and visionary voices unlocking new thinking under the theme ‘Resetting Everything: The New Face of Leadership’. 

After two years dominated by economic exasperation and the biggest health crisis of our times, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore some of the new vanguards of change who will lead Africa on the path to economic recovery and smart social re-engineering. 

In observing International Women’s Day on March 8, the 2022 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, presented by Mastercard, will, across two days – March 8 and 9 – reflect the times, trends and topics leading pandemic recovery in Africa and the world. 

The fully-virtual seventh annual edition of the summit will convene a powerful community of female champions, barrier-breakers, goal-diggers and visionary voices unlocking new thinking under the theme ‘Resetting Everything: The New Face of Leadership’. 

“The focus on the female entrepreneur will continue as we contextualize her tears and triumphs in mainstreaming her work and finances. The summit will largely focus on the new leadership mindset, the diversity and the playbook needed for every aspect of life, work, art, business and money as also the new metaverse expected to level the playing field for the female workforce,” says Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA and FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. ”This year’s summit will be about reimagining, rebuilding and resetting the pathways of change to unleash the power of all, as we bring together the best and the brightest from across multiple time zones into a virtual stage, thus igniting a new discourse to foster systemic change on the African continent,” Methil further explains. 

“Gender equality, remains a core business priority at Mastercard – especially now as the continent looks to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is critical that we use this time as a reset to ensure that we build a better future, one where everyone is included,” says Ebehijie Momoh, Country Manager and Area Business Head for West Africa at Mastercard. “We are proud to partner with the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit – which has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for women to share their stories, address challenges, and chart the way forward in terms of the leadership mindset that is required to unlock sustainable growth. We believe that it is only by working together that we can unlock women’s full potential. And a world that works better for women, creates limitless possibilities for us all,” concludes Momoh. 

“It is overwhelming to see how the summit has grown from strength to strength, exceeding our expectations annually. Now in its 7th year, not even the pandemic stopped us from telling the African story, in fact it has opened a door for us to reach a wider, diverse and global audience, through virtually showcasing female powerhouses across the continent and the world. Although we miss the excitement that comes with hosting live in-person events, we are grateful to still empower and encourage women, alongside our esteemed sponsor, Mastercard, by bringing leading voices across Africa and beyond, onto one stage, to inspire hope, formulate solutions and ultimately ignite change for women, especially our younger generation who are our future leaders,” says Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group. 

The summit will boast an esteemed speaker lineup of more than 40 African and international speakers. Last year, the two-day, fully-virtual summit was graced by about 2,000 attendees from 103 countries. 

How to get involved:

You can become a part of the change by registering to attend the summit; visit the following platforms: 

https://hopin.com/events/forbes-woman-africa-leading-women-summit-2022 or https://leadingwomensummit.co.za/

 Or follow and engage on social media @LWSummit by using the hashtag #LWS2022. You may also come on board as an event sponsor or by exhibiting at the online market place. 

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