This year’s Africa CEO Forum held in March in Abidjan and featured top CEOs from around the continent. Some of the conversations at the forum featured the impact of having women in business on the continent, while also birthing the Women in Business Initiative. 5 percent of CEOs in Africa’s largest establishments are women, meaning there is a need for more women to be at top levels in African businesses. There is data to back up this truth: the companies with most women holding top positions have a 20 percent higher profit margin than the average for their industry.
The Africa CEO Forum decided to take the conversation further. Between the 2nd and 3rd of July 2018, the forum will be hosting the first Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting in Paris, France. The conference aims to strengthen women leadership in Africa, and also build and maintain networks.
The conference is organized in conjunction with ESSEC Business School and the International Organisation of La Francophonie. The board of the “Women in Business” include: Snowy Khoza, Executive Chairperson, BIGEN (South Africa), Elisabeth Medou Badang, Senior VP and spokesperson, Orange MEA (Cameroon), Cathia Lawson-Hall, Head of Financial Institutions for Africa, Société Générale (France), Lucy Click here to read entire article
Source:: Ventures Africa