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AFRICAN WOMEN IN 

FAMILY BUSINESS 

CONFERENCE 

3 days

18-20 January 2021

26+ contributors
 WOMEN IN AFRICAN FAMILY BUSINESS conference

#AWIFB2021

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Annual African Women In Family Business Conference

Phoenix

Women in Family Firms overcoming their limitations, rising to the challenge to become successful leaders that maximise their potentials and lift others. Women that blaze the trails for future generations.

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1st AFRICAN WOMEN IN family business 

conference

Join us in January 2021 for another of many firsts for African Family Business as African Family Firms bring you the 1st ever annual  Women In African Family Business  Conference.

 

This conference, offers the opportunity for women in Africa, to share their knowledge and experience and to contribute to the world of women in family business management and governance. The aims of the conference are to: 

  1. Celebrate and Champion Women in Family Businesses (“WIFB”);

  2. Inspire and Equip Rising Generation of Females in Family Businesses;

  3. Shine a light on how WIFB can come together to support each other’s upward mobility in African Family Firms; and

  4. Create awareness for Family Firms on how they can actively identify and nurture female talent (in the family and in the business).

 

 

 

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Themed Phoenix,  

Women in Family Firms overcoming their limitations, rising to the challenge to become successful leaders that maximise their potentials and lift others. Women that blaze the trails for future generations.

 

Consider this the Must-Attend event for Women in your Family Business in 2021.

PHOENIX

 

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HOSTS & SPEAKER LINEUP

1st Annual African Women Family Business Conference 

Celebrating and Champion Women in Family Businesses

DAY 1 : 18 JANUARY 2021  DAY 3 : 20 JANUARY 2021

PHOENIX 2021

Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor 

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Tsitsi Mutendi

Co-founder AFF

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance 

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co-HOSTS

DAY 1: 18 January 21

Day 1, Session 1 (11:00-12:15):

11.00 – 11.15 – Introduction to AFF, conference and theme

11.15 – 12.15 – Keynote Address – A discussion with Ms Nancy Guzha, exploring her journey to the top as a female founder.

Speaker: Nancy Guzha

Day 1, Session 2 (12:15-13:15):  

12.15 - 13:15  – Keynote Address  - A presentation on capital raising for female-founded firms

Speaker: Adesuwa Okunbo-Rhodes 

  

Day 1, Session 3 (16:00 - 17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 – Keynote Address - A discussion with Ms Roselyn Musarurwa Charehwa, understanding how she flourished as a female founder against all odds.

Speaker: Roselyn Musarurwa Charehwa

Day 1, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):  

17.00 – 18: 00 – Panel discussion: Female Founders Flourishing Against All Odds

Moderator: Tariye Gbadegesin

Panel members:

Audrey Joe-Ezigbo

Dr Divine Ndhlukula

Margaret Hirsch

               

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DAY 2: 19 JANUARY 21

Day 2, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

11:00-12:00 A discussion with Ms Fola Laoye, exploring her journey as a successor

Speaker: Fola Laoye

 

Day 2, Session 2 (12:00-13:00): 

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote address – The role of women in creating sustainable ESG projects

Speaker: Dr. Rieki Crins

 

Day 2, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion - Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications

Moderator: Alice Usanase

Panel members:

Nicola Galombik

Damilola Adetunji

Dr Adeoye Adefulu

 

Day 2, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

Panel discussion on successors in family firms

Moderator: Dr. Rania Azmi Ph.D.

Panel members:

Afi Akolly

Ghita Sabil

Doris Mbadiwe

Thandeka Nomanjinji-Nzama 

DAY 3: 20 january 21

Day 3, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

11.00 – 12.00 – Keynote address on Leadership

Speaker: Madelein Mkunu

 

Day 3, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

12.00 – 13.00 – Keynote address on Gender and Family Businesses

Speaker: Dr Eleanor Khonje

                  

Day 3, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 – Spotlight on Senaca Group with Annette Kimitei

 

Day 3, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

17.00 – 18.00 - Panel Discussion on The Future of African Family Business

Moderator: Nadine Kammerlander

Panel members:

Sheila Kyariisma 

Afsane Jetha

Titi Odunfa

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Nancy Guzha

Chief Executive Officer at Syndicated Resources

When: 18/01 11:15 CAT

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A journey to the top as a female founder

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Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes

Founder and Managing Partner of Aruwa Capital Management

When: 18/01 12:15 CAT

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Capital-raising for female-founded firms

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Roselyn Musarurwa Charehwa

Founder Surdax Investments PVT Ltd

When: 18/01 16:00 CAT

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Female Founder Flourishing Against All Odds

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Margaret Hirsch

CEO The Hirsch Group

When: 18/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion: Female Founders Flourishing Against All Odds

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Tariye Gbadegesin

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at ARM Harith Infrastructure Fund

When: 18/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion: Female Founders Flourishing Against All Odds

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Doris Mbadiwe

Executive Director Inter-Bau Construction Ltd

When: 19/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: successors in family firms

Dr. Rieki Crins

Cultural Anthropologist: Gender and Sustainability

When: 19/01 12:00 CAT

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The role of women in creating sustainable ESG projects

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Alice Usanase

Sustainable Economic Development Expert

When: 19/01 16:00 CAT

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 Panel discussion: Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications

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Damilola Adetunji

Partner at Odujinrin and Adefulu

When: 19/01 16:00 CAT

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 Panel discussion: Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications

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Sheila Kyarisiima

Partner NISK Capital

When: 20/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: the future of family businesses

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Afsane Jetha

Managing Partner Alta Semper Capital

When: 20/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: the future of family businesses

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Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Sankore

When: 20/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: the future of family businesses

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Madelein Mkunu

International Development Practitioner at Leading Women of Africa

When: 20/01 11:00 CAT

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Leadership

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Dr. Eleanor T. Khonje, PhD

Feminist Scholar, Speaker, Leadership and Communications Strategist

When: 20/01 12:00 CAT

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Gender and Family Businesses

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Annette Kimitei

Managing Director Senaca East Africa

 

When: 20/01 16:00 CAT

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Spotlight on Senaca Group

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Nadine Kammerlander

Professor of Family Firms

 

When: 20/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: the future of family businesses

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Fola Laoye

CEO at Health Markets Africa

When: 19/01 11:00 CAT

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journey as a successor

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Dr. Rania Azmi Ph.D.

Founder Alexandrite Decisions

When: 19/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: successors in family firms

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Afi Akolly

General Manager St David

 

When: 19/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: successors in family firms

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Thandeka Nomanjinji-Nzama 

Founder of Mbokodo Building

When: 19/01 17:00 CAT

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Panel discussion: successors in family firms

Dr. Adeoye Adefulu

Partner at Odujinrin and Adefulu

When: 19/01 16:00 CAT

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 Panel discussion: Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications

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