Session Date: 31 August 2021

In celebration of Women’s month, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) in Africa, in partnership with The International Women’s Forum South African (IWFSA), hosted a virtual event to explore some of the most pressing issues that women are facing at this time.

We’ve been watching with concern as women have been disproportionately impacted by current events in South Africa and globally, erasing years of progress towards inclusive leadership and gender equality. We believe this presents an opportunity to re-engage and accelerate positive outcomes for women.

Watch the recording of the event to hear from top leaders on working together to bring about positive change for women. Please feel free to share this event with your colleagues, so we can bring others along on this journey with us. Let’s lift as we rise!


Caster Semenya

Olympic Gold Medal Athlete

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Sharmla Chetty

President of Global Markets, Duke Corporate Education

Irene Charnley

President, International Women’s Forum South Africa

Tryphosa Ramano

Founder & Director, Maggommake Legacy (Pty) Ltd

Candice Modiselle

Duke CE Orchestrator,
TV | Radio | Theatre | Media

Refilwe Digoamaje

Founder & Director, Nawiri (Pty) Ltd

Jeremy Awori

Managing Director & CEO, Absa Bank Kenya

Dr. Thokozile Lewanika Mpupuni

Group Head of Leadership, Learning and Talent, Absa

Unathi Sihlahla

Executive Head, HR & OD, Rand Refinery

Mathapelo Mzizi

Partnerships Manager, Ericsson, Group Function Marketing and Corporate Relations

Athi Rwexu

Founder and CEO, Beta SigmaX

Futhi Mtoba

Cofounder, TEACH South Africa

Belinda Knight

Managing Director Africa, Duke Corporate Education

Njabulo Mashigo

Human Resources Director, Vodacom South Africa

Zintle Ramano

Founder & Managing Director, BAAB Media Group

Phenye Modiane

Performer Johannesburg Opera

Enver Groenewald

Group CEO, Ogilvy South Africa


Women for Radical Change

Women as a formidable force, accelerating generation equality and societal change. This debate, which can only be achieved through solidarity and inclusion, motivates how we mobilise the different sectors of society.

Voices of Today with Eyes on Tomorrow

A conversation with women who are inspiring equality amongst the generations by challenging the status quo and becoming game changers. This panel will discuss their experiences in this area and what they believe should shift or change and how the digital economy which has transformed society should evolve in the future.

Embracing Inclusive Leadership and Belonging

Leaders have the mandate to drive the change and to be the pioneers for inclusive and authentic leadership. What are their strategies to create allegiance amongst and for women, and how do they influence psychological safety in the workplace for the change to take place? Core to these strategies has to be wellness of mind in the workplace. These leaders will share their strategies and how they will action the drive for change.

Supercharge Your Life with Ms. Caster Semenya

The power of belief will make you unstoppable; let us travel together as we develop as leaders and allies. Let us be part of a solution that works toward the greater good of all.

Thank you to our 2021 event sponsor!


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