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THE DEFINITIVE LIST

Unspoken Rules for Women Who Are Climbing the African Corporate Ladder

This workshop will inspire junior women by hearing the story of a successful African woman who reached the pinnacle of the corporate ladder, followed by an interactive session with a Harvard Business School career advisor and author of “The Unspoken Rules – Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right.”

THE DEFINITIVE LIST

Women Leading Corporate Africa

On October 13, 2021, we began the journey of supporting every African woman to take on a new dream – climbing the corporate ladder to the number one spot. 

Alexander Oketch

Building A World That Works In Africa

GE Healthcare – East Africa Projects Development Director Alexander Oketch joins Teresa Clarke in this episode to talk about the First Public Sector Comprehensive Cancer Center for East and Central Africa.

Kenneth Oyakhire

Restoring Up To 360MW In Nigeria Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenneth Oyakhire of GE Gas & Power Sub-Saharan Africa joins Teresa Clarke to discuss Nigeria’s largest electricity generating company and the unexpected challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Njideka U. Harry

Empowering Youth and Women Through Technology

Njideka U. Harry, President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) talked with Teresa Clarke about the innovative non-profit organization’s focus on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women.

William Miller

Building a New Generation of Digital Leaders for Africa

Teresa Clarke talks with GE Senior Leader for Learning and Development, William Miller about the Africa Industrial Internet Programme.

FOUR SESSIONS

Africa’s Portal to Doing Business with the United States

Designed specifically to serve African business leaders, this Virtual Summit is a portal, a one stop shop, into the United States Government’s resources at the highest levels. The summit is structured as four sessions taking place in one day.

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Melinda Gates

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women & Girls - A Call to Action

Both women, Graça Machel and Melinda Gates, are strong advocates for women’s issues. They joined Africa.com to discuss their policy recommendations in regards to women during the pandemic.

Panel Discussion

African COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Rising. Economic Strategies: What Now?

  • Dr. Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, Chairman, McKinsey Africa
  • Dr. John N. Nkengasong, MSc, PhD, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
FIRESIDE CHAT

Disruptions with Impact: The Intersection of Business & Philanthropy

Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation sits down for a one-on-one with Harvard Professor Caroline Elkins.

CONFERENCE

2020 Africa Investors Conference

The Africa Investors Conference is designed to connect institutional investors to leading policymakers and some of Africa’s most successful companies, sharing ideas with a view to finding key opportunities for growth on the continent.

Goolam Ballim Presentation at the 2020 Africa Investors Conference

Goolam Ballim Interview

PANEL DISCUSSION

Digital Consumer Trends that will Continue to Dominate Daily Life in Africa

This session explores the many ways in which African consumers have shifted towards digital products and services. The discussion will explore how Africans are shifting towards delivery takeaways with UberEats, how telemedicine has taken a huge leap forward, how distance learning is gaining ground, and how contactless payments are the next big thing in the mobile payment space. To round it all off, the chief operating officer of Silicon Valley’s leading online tech business magazine, TechCrunch, will comment on how these trends dovetail with the digital consumer trends taking hold in the U.S.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Safeguarding Africa’s Food SystemsThrough and Beyond the Crisis

This session explores the many ways in which African consumers have shifted towards digital products and services. The discussion will explore how Africans are shifting towards delivery takeaways with UberEats, how telemedicine has taken a huge leap forward, how distance learning is gaining ground, and how contactless payments are the next big thing in the mobile payment space. To round it all off, the chief operating officer of Silicon Valley’s leading online tech business magazine, TechCrunch, will comment on how these trends dovetail with the digital consumer trends taking hold in the U.S.

PANEL DISCUSSION

What African Business Leaders Need to Know about Social Movements that Have Gained Momentum in 2020

A moderated discussion on how the current crises, health and economic, have focussed a bright light on numerous social issues facing Africans including inequitable access to healthcare, the economic vulnerability of workers, occupational safety and wellbeing, temporary improvements in air and water quality resulting from lockdowns, police brutality and excessive use of force, disparities in access to technology, and more.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Law and Crisis Management:​ Working with Lawyers to Manage the Challenges of COVID-19

A moderated discussion on how the current crises, health and economic, have focussed a bright light on numerous social issues facing Africans including inequitable access to healthcare, the economic vulnerability of workers, occupational safety and wellbeing, temporary improvements in air and water quality resulting from lockdowns, police brutality and excessive use of force, disparities in access to technology, and more.

SHARK TANK STYLE PITCH COMPETITION

Showcasing Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19

A pitch competition to showcase and support African entrepreneurs who have developed solutions to support Africa’s fight against the coronavirus

PANEL DISCUSSION

What’s the Real Story Behind Africa’s COVID-19 Figures?

Leading health experts on the frontlines of the pandemic in Africa will answer questions such as: “The numbers are low, but why?”, “Is it a question of access to testing?”, “Is it the climate?”, “Is it the youthful population?” and “Is it a matter of reporting?”

PANEL DISCUSSION

Women are Proving to Be Great Leaders During COVID-19. Is this the Pathway to Power?

A timely and valuable series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Crafting Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty

Led by Andy Zelleke, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Panelists include Nolitha Fakude, Chair of the Management Board, South Africa Anglo American, Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, Chairman, McKinsey Africa, Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of MainOne, and Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO of MTN.

PANEL DISCUSSION

This Isn’t the West - How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19

Led by Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman, FSDH Holding Company, and Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Panelists include His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana _The Honorable Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor, Yale University, and Amandla Ooko-Ombaka, Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Liquidity: Managing Cash Flow When Revenue & Funding Dry Up

Led by Kunle Elebute, Chair of KPMG Africa.  Panelists include Welela Dawit, CFO, GE Africa, Admassu Tadesse, President & Chief Executive, Eastern & Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), and Sim Tshabalala, Group Chief Executive, SBG and Executive Director, SBSA

PANEL DISCUSSION

Leadership in Times of Crisis

April 15, 2020

Leadership in Times of Crisis is led by Harvard Business School Professor, Linda Hill, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative. PANELISTS: _Jay Ireland, Former CEO of GE-Africa _Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group _Kuseni Dlamini, Chair, Massmart Ltd. _Foluso Phillips, Executive Chairman and Founder of Phillips Consulting Limited SPECIAL GUEST: Dr Michel Yao, World Health Organization (WHO) AFRO, Emergency Operations Manager