In celebration of Superwomen: heroines will rise!

In acknowledgement of Women’s Month and in celebration of all Superwomen in KwaZulu-Natal, East Coast Radio has invited four of South Africa’s admired thought-leaders and trendsetters to share their insights in Durban. TV and media personality, Khanyi Dhlomo, entrepreneur, Vusi Thembekwyo, IT guru, Stafford Masie and FNB strategist, Yolande Steyn will address the city’s corporate elite when the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio takes place on 12 August 2016.

This year, the focus is on providing KZN’s Superwomen with a wider arsenal of skills to cope with a fast-paced, changing world. All four speakers will share crucial intel they have gathered along their individual journeys to success, empowering the audience with knowledge and sure-fire techniques to overcome challenges and achieve goals.

Khanyi Dhlomo will draw on her expansive role as an award-winning media personality and global businesswoman. Inspired by both the business world and women’s empowerment, Khanyi has received worldwide recognition including being named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010; Forbes magazine’s 20 Most Powerful Women in Africa under 40 in 2011; and Harvard Business School Africa Business Club Leadership Excellence Award at Harvard Business School’s 18th Annual Africa Business Conference in 2016.

Vusi Thembekwyo has attracted global recognition for delivering explosive, riveting keynote addresses. An expert in sales, strategy and leadership, Vusi is the country’s youngest director of a JSE-listed company. He has worked in 17 countries, helping business leaders shift their performance with researched content. Vusi is a professional public speaker who has riveted audiences for the past 14 years with his charisma, humour and thought-provoking content. He has the distinction of being described by former President, Nelson Mandela, as “the epitome of the South Africa for which we have fought.”

With more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, Stafford Masie is often a guest on corporate platforms, tapping into his knowledge as a technology futurist to provide insights. A self-confessed serial entrepreneur, Stafford is involved in several leading-edge technology start-ups. He launched Google South Africa’s initial local presence and has played a significant role in the open software arena. He is responsible for global partnerships and corporate tech strategy in Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Europe.

As a qualified Industrial Engineer, Yolande Steyn has worked in consulting, mobile telecoms, software development and mobile money. Now head of FNB Innovations, Yolande, a qualified industrial engineer has extensive experience in product development, strategic project management and the rollout of mobile banking in FNB's African subsidiaries. She has worked in consulting, mobile telecommunications, software development, mobile money and now innovations.

In addition to being experts in their fields, this year’s line-up of speakers is passionate about sharing their knowledge to help, guide and intellectually nurture. Guests can look forward to power-packed presentations and a breadth of ideas and inspiration during a morning of networking.

The FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio takes place at Durban’s ICC on 12 August 2016. Tickets are R500 and are available at Computicket.

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