DURBAN – The Forbes Woman Africa Awards and inaugural gala dinner was held at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.
The awards’ dinner followed a full day of panel discussions and talks by New Wealth Creators from across Africa at the fourth annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. The event was hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government in association with Absa, the IDC, Women of Africa and supported by Delta Air Lines.
"The awards ceremony was the perfect conclusion to a highly constructive day of networking and concept sharing by Africa’s most dynamic women," said Methil Renuka, Managing Editor of Forbes Woman Africa and Forbes Woman Africa.
She said: "I would like to congratulate every award recipient – the work they are doing is impacting the lives of millions of young women worldwide, creating a space for them to, in turn, make their mark in a meaningful way."
Durban Mayor, Zandile Gumede did the opening address followed by a welcome address by Rakesh Wahi, co-founder of the ABN Group. MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala was the keynote speaker for the evening and congratulated the winners.