AFRICA MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, 2019
Power comes in different forms; it is always associated with men who make up the majority. But in recent years, women have risen to power either through their achievements, political status or wealth. Today it is not uncommon to find female Presidents, female entrepreneurs in engineering and technology or many others who have worked hard to make a name for themselves in different fields formerly dominated by men. Money Line Network a Subsidiary of Nigeria’s elite business TV program money line with Nancy on AIT, is assembling some of Africa’s most powerful woman in the continent to forester growth and deliberate on issues affecting female business leaders.
Now more than ever, today’s most trans-formative minds are redefining pathways to power and taking bold ideas to the front lines to solve for the most pressing challenges of our time. Across industries and generations, how are women at the helm navigating monumental change to re-architect industries, spark major movements and unlock opportunities for others? The 2019 Africa most Powerful Women in Business Leadership summit will bring together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose ambitious actions are changing the world at an unprecedented scale.
This September, Dubai will play host to the first Africa most Powerful Women in Business Leadership summit, bringing together top African women leaders in the African continent for the high-level event, which combines networking, presentations and workshops for increased business growth and personal development. Taking place from the 9 to 10 September at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Center Al Garhoud, the event, organised by the Money Line Network with strategic partners, will gather over 200 participants from the public and private sectors, including leading entrepreneurs, corporate tycoons and high-flying managers of family businesses across the African continent.
MONEY LINE NETWORK has committed to help increase the number of women in leadership roles, a key lever for Africa’s economic growth. Building on the success of this initiative and at the request of participants, the Network is now extending its commitment to the agenda by organizing this key gathering in Dubai.
Assembling Women of influence
The past few years have seen a rise in the number of women-owned businesses in Africa. Be it in IT, oil, mining, or in the aviation sector, female entrepreneurs are breaking gender stereotypes and showing that what a man can do, a woman can also do, if not better. MONEY LINE NETWORK – AFRICA MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT is a gathering of bold and fearlessly ambitious female business leaders who shape the future of the continent and inspire not only countless other women but also anyone who dares to dream.
The Women in Business Meeting aims to assemble women of influence in order to create the first and most influential network of African women leaders worldwide. The ultimate goal is to encourage the growth of powerful African women business communities and to promote a pan-African vision of gender equity in leadership.
The meeting will provide a platform to share expertise and gain insight through interactive sessions, inspiring master-classes, practical workshops and in-depth discussions on issues common to businesswomen that will improve personal leadership skills and spur continent-wide business growth and development.
MONEY LINE NETWORK – AFRICA MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS
Regulating National Security
As countries deploy new machinery to combat ever-morphing threats concerns about significant innovation and contribution of female soldiers rises.
Brigadier-General P. B. Fakrogha, The Nigerian Army Women’s Corps, NAWC
Banking on the World
Top finance leaders look to the future of global growth, risk, innovation, and the wealth gap.
Basani Maluleke, Chief Executive Officer, African Bank Holdings Limited
Toyin Sanni, CEO, Emerging Africa Capital Group.
The Real Economy
What is the global consumer’s wallet saying about the state of the world today?
Njeri Rionge, entrepreneur and founder of Wananchi Online
Tabitha Karanja, founder and CEO, Keroche Breweries
Future Proof: A.I., Machine Learning, and the Teachable Moment
What it takes to deploy new-tech for a winning company—and a better world.
Funke Opeke, CEO and founder, Main Street Technologies
Juliet Ehimuan, Google’s Country Manager for Nigeria
Can this innovator beat the tech behemoths at their own game?
Oluwatosin Dokpesi, Managing Director, AIT
DINNER AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
MEET, GREET, & EAT: BREAKFAST
MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS
At the Heart of a Conglomerate
How does a giant corporation keep purpose at its core?
Interviewee: Hajia Bola Shagaya, Nigeria’s businesswoman and serial entrepreneur
A Vision for Funding Innovation
from looking for the biggest returns, to looking for innovators with a sustainable vision, funding for entrepreneurs is changing in nature and so are the actors involved.
Vera Songwe, World Bank’s Country Regional Director
Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Chief Executive, Natsave Bank, Zambia
Fighting the Hard Fight
Cultural protection, human trafficking, online terror content, and MeToo—How many battles does it take to defend Africa’s democracy?
Eva Muraya – Founder and CEO, Brand Strategy and Design.
Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)
How is fashion innovating ways to stay relevant in a hyper-aware world?
Kristina Blahnik, Chief Executive Officer, Manolo Blahnik
Anya Hindmarch, Founder, Anya Hindmarch
COFFEE AND SWITCH BREAK
AWARDS AND KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
For Registration and speaker request:
Eruke, Programme editor
Jehoshaphat Ogujiuba, Business development