Africa CEO Forum – Women in business, the annual leadership meeting

The Africa CEO forum is hosting the first Women in Business Meeting in Paris on 2 and 3 July 2018. In light of this, CCIFG is leading a delegation of women to this event at a discounted rate.

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As the foremost annual private sector meeting, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers over 1,000 high-level decision-makers an exceptional platform for discussion and ideation on the continent’s economic and industrial issues.

The Women in Business initiative is one of the pillars of the programme and, for three years, has brought together over 250 of Africa’s most influential women leaders. Three dedicated sessions see them focus on the unwavering conviction that Africa’s women leaders are powerful levers for the continent’s transformation.

The first Women in Business Meeting in Paris is being organized with a two-fold objective:

Institute an exclusive annual event that addresses women:

  • As business leaders, by facilitating business meetings and developing African and international networks;
  • As women of influence, to advance women’s leadership issues in the business world and contribute to addressing the continent’s economic and social challenges;
  • As women leaders, through high-level training and exposure to some of the world’s most inspiring role models.

Co-build the first African professional network of executive women

The women who participate in the 2018 inaugural edition of the Women in Business meeting will become the first ambassadors of this network aimed at:

  • developing high-level continental and regional women’s business communities
  • supporting and promoting a pan-African vision of women’s leadership

The programme, developed in partnership with ESSEC Business School, is structured around three main themes:

Creation of influential networks

  • Masterclasses on setting up successful networks
  • Collaborative workshops to build an Africa-specific model

High-level personal development

  • Inspiring leadership stories
  • Customized personal development workshops

Developing a business culture

  • Sectoral meetings to discuss common issues
  • Networking with African and international leaders