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Advancing Women’s Agenda: Empowering Progress and Driving Equality

​South Africa's Women's Equality Agenda has been a significant driving force in advancing gender equality and empowering women across the nation. The country has made significant strides in promoting women's rights, addressing gender-based violence, and enhancing economic opportunities for women.

What reforms and targeted policies has South Africa taken to ensure women's empowerment and equal participation in all aspects of society? What is the government doing about combating gender-based violence, which remains a pressing issue in South Africa and creating a safer environment for women and fostering a society where they can thrive without fear of discrimination or violence? What of the women's equality agenda?

Women play a crucial role in the country's development and there is a need for the implementation of policies to promote their economic participation and entrepreneurship. Is the government pushing for initiatives such as access to microfinance, skills training, and mentorship programmes to help to support women in starting and growing their businesses? Prioritizing women's economic empowerment will help the country create a more inclusive and equitable society where women have equal opportunities to contribute to the nation's progress and prosperity.

Join us for this forum with experts, Prof Mazwe Majola CEO, Worldwide Institute of Leadership and Development, and Dr Claudelle Von Eck, Founder of Brave Inflexions as they delve deep into the progress of women since the 1964 March, as they touch on issues like: 

  • Women's leadership and participation in decision-making processes in organisations.
  • Closing the gender pay gap and promoting equal pay for equal work.
  • Implementing family-friendly policies that support work-life balance for women.
  • Promoting women's entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities to support the career advancement of women.

About the speakers:
Dr Claudelle Von Eck
A former CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors SA, Dr Claudelle is the founder of Brave Inflexions. Her practice focuses on leadership governance, change management, ethics, culture and whistleblower support. She’s a strategic advisor, executive coach, facilitator, trainer and keynote speaker. Her approach is transformative with an emphasis on purpose and empowerment.

She is an experienced executive and non-executive director and has served on numerous international committees and task teams. She holds a master’s in business leadership and her Doctoral degree is in leadership with a particular focus on change management. She is an author and multiple award winner. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors South Africa, a Certified Director and also a member of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA).

Prof Mazwe Majola
Prof. Mazwe Majola is an associate professor of leadership and management, embodying a multitude of roles and expertise. With a diverse array of titles including author, publisher, speaker, lecturer, consultant, political analyst, transformation specialist, executive coach, leadership eExpert, and organisational strategist, he encompasses a wealth of knowledge and experience. With a specialisation in personal mastery and self-leadership, he has dedicated over 30 years to the field of leadership and management.

As the founder and CEO of the Worldwide Institute of Leadership and Development (WILD), Prof. Mazwe Majola leads an institution that aims to equip, empower, coach, and nurture exceptional leaders across all domains of life. He also serves as the founder and moderator of the "Leadership Think-Tank," providing a platform for thought-provoking discussions on leadership. Furthermore, he is the visionary behind Umnotho Wamazwe Consulting (PTY) LTD, a 100% black-owned company with a Level 1 BEE Status, focusing on delivering consulting services. Additionally, Prof. Mazwe Majola is the founder and managing director of Country Publishers, a self-publishing company that has assisted numerous authors in successfully publishing and distributing their book.

**More speakers/panellists will be confirmed shortly.
Time: 08:30 – 10h30
Venue: GIBS Campus, 26 Melville Road, Illovo
Cost: Free
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