Johannesburg, March 05th, 2020 – Media personality and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba, is set to take part in a number of empowerment events ahead of International Women’s Day this weekend, including the Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit in Durban on Friday and the SLAY Festival in Johannesburg on Saturday
Bonang also features on the cover of this month’s Forbes Women Africa Top 50 Power List along with Ugandan Executive Director of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima; Cameroonian born technology entrepreneur, Rebecca Enonchong, and former trade unionist and businesswoman, South African, Irene Charnley.
“It is a great honour to be on the cover of such a prestigious magazine with other esteemed woman from across Africa at such an important time for women in our continent’s development.
“We have numerous challenges, including gender based violence and girl’s education, but I believe that we as empowered African women can play an incredibly powerful role in creating robust, harmonious and successful future societies,” says Bonang.
Forbes Woman Africa is an award-winning pan-African title profiling trailblazers in business, society and life while inciting debate on issues that matter, while the Forbes Leading Women Summit celebrates and explores the achievements of African woman who have accomplished the extraordinary against all odds.
The summit also features over 30 thought-leading speakers representing politics, sports, business, the arts and science from across Africa and the world.
To be moderated by CNBC Africa anchor, Fifi Peters, Bonang will be part of a discussion panel at the Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit on Friday along with other distinguished African women including SA Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs & former African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Award-winning Nigerian Architect and philanthropist, Olajumoke Adenowo and, South African physician and scientist, Glenda Gray.
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Bonang will also attend the event’s gala dinner in the evening, for which Queen B’s The House of BNG is a proud celebration partner
Since launch 12 months ago, The House of BNG has become a top-selling MCC while Bonang is also the first black woman to have been made a member of the Cap Classique Producers Association.
On Saturday, Bonang will be the Keynote Speaker at the first ever SLAY Festival in Johannesburg, including a Q&A with attendees about her business and career. A one-day learning and networking event for young professional women, SLAY Festival features high profile speakers, brand activities, networking sessions, masterclasses and leadership circles.
Adds Bonang: “I’m thrilled to be the keynote speaker at SLAY Festival. It is an incredible opportunity for young women to get together to hear real talk, honest conversations and learn real world skills in order to realise their dreams and their potential and, of course, to have a fun day out to good music, good food, and great vibes.”