FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit 2021 highlights


If you missed the digital livestream of the 6th FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit in Partnership with Mastercard – or you would like to re-live the virtual conference’s highlights – then watch the video below. In her opening address, Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA and FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, unpacks the 2021 theme, ‘Africa Reloaded: The Power of The Collective’, following the devastating impact of Covid-19. This inspired speech echoes her reverence for female entrepreneurs and leaders across the African continent, and her respect for the daily heroes that have been working on the frontline the past year. Methil expands on how the #LeadingWomenSumit brings together a unique collection of intrepid individuals, outlining how they tenaciously overcame the greatest odds the past 12 months, rebuilding new pathways and tackling the inequality exacerbated by the pandemic. On 8 and 9 March 2021, some of the globe’s foremost female innovators connected with audiences on a range of topics, highlighting ways to navigate the unchartered waters, through the power of the collective, based on their own real-world experiences. Watch the opening address here or check the Full Summit Playlist to watch your favourite moments from the #LWS2021.


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