Did you know that executives in the global community have long accepted a link between gender diversity in leadership and better financial performance?
Yet, not enough companies are taking appropriate action to enable, equip and empower women to get to the top.
That’s why promoting more women into leadership and executive positions has become a business imperative for companies aspiring to prosper in a sustainable manner.
"Companies who fail to recruit and retain women – and ensure they have a pathway to leadership positions – undermine their long-term competitiveness," says Johan Erasmus, a director at Deloitte.
But women should not be set up for failure. Their leadership potential must be developed so they can take their rightful place in leadership positions across all industries. And HR Future continues to play a role in helping women rise to the very top with competence and confidence.
The “HR Future Women Leaders of the Future Summit” will, for the third year, provide women leaders, and women with leadership potential, with key insights that will help them to understand what it takes for women to succeed at the top (without selling their birth-right), and equip them with the right knowledge and skills to comfortably assume leadership roles in their organisations.
If you are a woman in a leadership position with the potential to rise to the very top – or you employ women with leadership potential – the “Women Leaders of the Future Summit” is a must attend. What sets this event apart from other women’s events is its no-nonsense, interactive format.
Each seasoned speaker has time allocated for interaction after their presentation, with a focus on implementation of the information and insights they shared. And our speakers are not wannabes. They’re women well experienced in leadership positions – people like:
- Tapaswee Chandele, HR Director of Coca-Cola South Africa,
- Enid Lizamore, HR Director of Microsoft South Africa; and
- Verna Robson, Director: Group Human Resources of Sun International.
Each of these women is a “big hitter” at board level in an international name brand company.
We also have a couple of wild cards in the form of Akiva Beebe, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Centre for Creative Leadership, a panel discussion and a unique conversation session that will make “Keeping up with the Kardashians” look boring!
This is not an event at which women will be expected to hold hands with one another and sway to the sounds of “I believe I can fly”. This is an event that will put strategic but practical information in your head and hands to help you or the women in your company play the leadership game at their best.
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Venue: Bytes Technology Conference Centre, Midrand (map and directions provided on registration)
Time: 09:00 – 16:15
Fee: R2 495 ex VAT (HR Future members)
R2 995 ex VAT (Non HR Future members)
These are 2016 rates!