2017 Youth and Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Summit
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The summit aims to address the economic challenges that women and youth are facing especially on entrepreneurial and employment issues. One step that the BEE codes have not mainstreamed is gender issues and youth development issues in the landscape of economic growth. These remain marginalised and untapped potential. This year’s summit will deliberate on ways of inclusion of women and youth in the mainstream economy through skills development, enterprise development and entrepreneurship projects. The challenges affecting youth and women has remained misunderstood hence a discussion of these is critical for achieving economic growth

Key Benefits of Attending

  • Hear about programs around the world fostering youth and female entrepreneurs
  • Deliberate on efforts to increase participation of youth and women in the mainstream economy
  • Get insights on how to invest in youth and female owned enterprises
  • Learn about youth and women in leadership
  • Be informed about women and youth in tech, construction and mining as well as supply chain
  • Research around youth and female owned businesses
  • Experiential education and programs to help young people and women to learn the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Share knowledge on how young entrepreneurs are changing the world
  • Discuss about mentorship programs that connect older generations to millennial entrepreneurs
  • Know how to accelerate programs that link young entrepreneurs to international markets
The conference will

Past Speakers

  • Nonkululeko Gobodo
    Nkululeko Leadership Consulting.
  • Khanyisile Kweyama
    Business unity SA.
  • Khathutshelo Ramukumba
    National Youth Development Agency: CEO. South Africa.
  • Poobie Pillay
    Group Transformation Executive:
    Group Transformation Executive| Aveng Group| South Africa.
  • Thakhani Makhuvha
  • Nomvula Makgotlho
    Chief Director Market Access:
    Department of Small Business Development.
  • Hlengiwe Makhathini
    Divisional Executive: Venture Capital & Corporate Finance:
    Divisional Executive: Venture Capital & Corporate Finance: National Empowerment Fund (NEF).
  • Chaba Mokuku
    Project Manager:
    Project Manager| Ministry of Trade and Industry Lesotho.
  • Tsépiso Makgothi
    Chief Director: Strategic Partnerships:
    Chief Director: Strategic Partnerships Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Mmadiboka Chokoe
    Executive Manager:
    Enterprise & Supplier Development | Transnet SOC Ltd.
  • Andre Coetzee
    Managing Director:
    Managing Director:CIPS South Africa.
  • Morris Ondiek
    Executive Head Enterprise Development:
    Youth Enterprise Development Fund: Head Enterprise Development. KENYA.
  • Sisa Ntshona
    Enterprise Development Council of South Africa (EDCSA).
  • Dr Tebogo T. K. Matome
    Local Enterprise Authority – Botswana| CEO.
  • Masego Khutsoane
    Black Lining Consulting:
    Procurement Executive / Former Head Procurement at JSE.
  • Setlogane Manchidi
    Head Group Transformation:
    Head Group Transformation | Investec.
  • Waldo Adams
    Executive Director:
    Economic Development Solutions.
  • Markus Gschwari
    Managing Director |South Africa:
    Accenture Strategy | Managing Director | South Africa.
  • Dr Lungile Bhengu
    Non Excecutive Director:
  • Tandiswa Kankqu
    General Manager – PPP Unit:
    KZN Treasury: General Manager – PPP Unit.
  • Sibongile Shongwe
    Group Procurement Manager:
    Group Procurement Manager| Airports Company of South Africa.
  • Gary Joseph
    South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC).
  • Gordon Reid
    Group Procurement Manager:
    Group Procurement Manager| Sun International.
  • Mmatshepo Rasebopye
    Director: Supply Chain Management:
    Director: Supply Chain Management: Department Of Labour.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of the programme. The deliberations are helpful and I look forward to be sharing our experiences in the Agricultural sector as we believe that in Africa this sector is central in driving economic growth

Aron Kole – Omnia Fertiliser.

Participating Organisations

With the support of such a broad range of experts in the Strategic Supply Chain Management space, this event is designed to bring together enterprise development professionals, socio-economic development professionals, procurement professional, donors and other stakeholders who are involved in enterprise and entrepreneurship projects