Pledge to support women and youth owned businesses around the world

Women and youth entrepreneurship has been recognised during the last decade as an important untapped source of economic growth.

Past Speakers

  • Nonkululeko Gobodo
    CEO: Nonkululeko Leadership Consulting.
  • Khanyisile Kweyama
    CEO: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).
  • Khathutshelo Ramukumba
    CEO: National Youth Development Agency.
  • Poobie Pillay
    Group Transformation Executive: Aveng Group.
  • Thakhani Makhuvha
    CEO: SEFA.
  • Nomvula Makgotlho
    Chief Director Market Access: Department of Small Business Development.
  • Hlengiwe Makhathini
    Divisional Executive: Venture Capital & Corporate Finance: National Empowerment Fund.
  • Chaba Mokuku
    Project Manager: Ministry of Trade and Industry Lesotho.
  • Tsépiso Makgothi
    Chief Director: Strategic Partnerships: The Department Of Trade And Industry.
  • Mmadiboka Chokoe
    Executive Manager: Transnet.
  • Andre Coetzee
    Managing Director: CIPS Africa.
  • Morris Ondiek
    Executive Head Enterprise Development: Kenya Youth Fund.
  • Sisa Ntshona
    President: EDCSA.
  • Dr Tebogo T. K. Matome
    CEO: Local Enterprise Authority Botswana.
  • Masego Khutsoane
    Black Lining Consulting: Black Lining Consulting.
  • Setlogane Manchidi
    Head Group Transformation: Investec.
  • Waldo Adams
    Executive Director: Economic Development Solutions.
  • Markus Gschwari
    Managing Director |South Africa: Accenture.
  • Dr Lungile Bhengu
    Non Excecutive Director: DBSA.
  • Tandiswa Kankqu
    General Manager – PPP Unit: KZN Provincial Treasury.
  • Sibongile Shongwe
    Group Procurement Manager: Airports Company of South Africa.
  • Gary Joseph
    CEO: South African Supplier Diversity Council.
  • Gordon Reid
    Group Procurement Manager: Sun International.
  • Mmatshepo Rasebopye
    Director: Supply Chain Management: Department Of Labour.