Cape Town - Overcoming the challenges women face in male-dominated sectors will be among the talking points at next month’s, “It’s DUE” Women & Leadership Conference.
The conference is being held in George on September 28 and 29. The Cape Argus has joined on as the media partner in the event and also to show its support in the fight against gender-based violence, and human trafficking.
The topic of male-populated industries will be addressed by Education MEC Debbie Schafer while George deputy mayor Charlotte Clarke will share her journey which started as a receptionist at the municipality.
Clarke will call on women to lead as authentic leaders.
Women in leadership positions in the Western Cape have specifically been selected by the organisers, Pinpoint Stewards, to speak and be noticed by the communities they serve as well as young women.
During her talk at the conference Venolea Fortuin, who was the youngest councillor elected to the Mossel Bay council, will elaborate on good governance and accountability.
Another speaking lined up for the conference is Domun Consulting chief executive Rakhee H Ramgolam who stepped out of employment of 22 years to start her own international engineering consulting firm.
She will speak on her experience in a state-owned enterprise and her path in reaching her full potential in the private sector.
AME Rustenburg business owner Tebogo Mosito will inspire women through motivational leadership especially during a time of crisis and disconnect.
Mosito was selected Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018 by Women in Mining UK.
DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard will tackle the issue of the link between media and power while guest speaker Boniswa Dladla from Ananda Coaching will do a coaching session for women to thrive personally and professionally.
Dladla is studying towards her MBA and is affiliated to the - International Coaching Register, Comensa.
Seats at the conference are limited to only 100 delegates on-site, to comply with Covid-19 protocols.
Women’s Month giveaways will end soon and delegates are encouraged to email Pinpoint Stewards at [email protected] as soon as possible.
The event’s organisers Pinpoint Stewards, an all female-owned level company, will also make the conference available to all universities and high schools for free, to connect with them through video-conferencing, as part of supporting young women to take up leadership roles.