#OwnYourYear Nairobi: Feb 3, 2018 @ Nairobi Garage

A goal without a plan is just a wish!

#OwnYourYear Nairobi is a must attend if you are serious about getting the support you need to accomplish your goals this year!

At this workshop, you will: 

-Learn how to live your best life through intimate mentorship sessions led by notable speakers

– Lay out practical and realistic plans for your New Year, and openly discuss how you can achieve even your biggest, most audacious goals

-Be supported and encouraged to achieve your goals through peer mentorship – we’ll hold you accountable even after the event is over!

-And as usual, enjoy this all in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by other #MotherlandMoguls and #AfricanGirlMagic!

What are you waiting for? Don’t let another month go by without getting the support you need to make a plan that will ensure this year is your most productive and successful yet. Get your tickets below!

Schedule

11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
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Ice Breaker

Get to know other #Motherlandmoguls!

Glow up financially with Fridah Cherono (Project Leader at Open Capital Advisors)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

As #Motherlandmoguls, its very important we have and make our own. In this session we will be hanging out with Fridah, Project Leader at Open Capital Advisors and she'll be dropping some bars on how we can glow financially this year!

Create Your Best Life with Maureen Murunga (Founder, AMAVIDA)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

This 2018, we gon' shine! But how though? Listen Maureen, Founder of AMAVIDA salons speak on how she is living her best life and how we can too!

Break

Grab some snacks, get a drink, chill with your new best friends!

Just do it with Afua Osei (Co-Founder, SLA)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn practical ways to face and implement your big audacious goals with SLA's co-founder, Afua! In this session Afua will be leading exercises to help you implement and live your best life this year !

Learn practical ways to face and implement your big audacious goals with SLA's co-founder, Afua! In this session Afua will be leading exercises to help you implement and live your best life this year !

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Tickets

4000 KES – Click here to buy your ticket using MPESA! If you’re experiencing difficulties with payment please email ore@sheladsafrica.org. 

Venue

Special thanks to our sponsor!

In conversation with creative agency JamJar about their website relaunch

JamJar was created in 2013 out of frustration with the way corporate and creative events were organised in Ghana. Many events felt poorly organised and were identical. As a result JamJars’ founding partner, Frances Quarcoopome, found the need to put her skills to work and provide the industry with a creative alternative.

JamJar continues to be recognised for its innovative and forward thinking design concepts and exceptional event planning services.

Their vision is to be the top African creative agency, fueled with passion, innovation and the desire to make every client happy.  


Tell us about Jam Jar

JamJar is a creative agency dedicated to providing clients across Africa with innovative, affordable and locally relevant concepts in events, design and pr.

You recently decided to rebrand and relaunch your website, why?

Our website got hacked. Although this was unfortunate, we saw it as an opportunity to review the layout of our website and the elements which needed to improve; and making sure potential clients have all the information they need.

 

Key steps to rebranding and relaunching a website

  1.  Assess what you want to achieve/ goals
  2. Ensure that your website development team is on board and understands your vision
  3. Decide on your layout
  4. Create or gather all the relevant content
  5. Proof read it,
  6. and send it to your development team
  7. Launch a demo site to see how everything looks
  8. Eliminate any kinks
  9. Make any changes necessary and then you’re good to go.

 

Why do organisations need to rebrand or relaunch?

I think it’s really important for organisations to rebrand or relaunch because it gives them an opportunity to reach a new audience; and to also look at how far they’ve come, and to ensure that this is reflected in the company branding and website.

Our main goal was to make it much easier for potential clients and partners to look through our portfolio and understand who we are as an agency. Hopefully creating a good enough impression that they want to hire us.

 

What tips do you have for someone looking to relaunch their website?

(1) Make sure you give yourself a deadline; (2) that your content is organized; (3) your images are high quality; (4) and remember to have fun.

 

You need a team that can provide you with all the support to make those things come to life. Our A-team is Ronin Africa. They’ve supported us from the beginning; they understand our vision as JamJar and allow us to be creative. They are flexible and open to new ideas; therefore we can create something truly unique to JamJar.

 

What goals do you aim to achieve through your website?

With our new website we hope to reach new clients, particularly international clients. We also want to provide our existing clients with a reference point, and to use our blog to share knowledge and events.

 

How has your new website positively impacted business?

So far the website has allowed us to confidently market our services, knowing our product is represented clearly. Our plans are to expand to the rest of Africa in the next 5 years, and the website provides a great launch pad for accessing these markets. It also ensures that we keep ourselves dynamic and fresh.

 

Website: jamjargh.com

Instagram: @jamjargh


Do you have an insightful story to share about your company rebrand/relaunch?

Let us know here.

Siphesihle Losi: I’m a fan of exceptional service

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 Siphesihle Losi  is  the 25 year old owner of ILosi Events Management. She was born in Grahamstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, and as a child took part in ballet and contemporary dancing, which she still enjoys today. Sipesihle volunteered on campus radio when she was in High School, studied Travel & Tourism and has worked for one of the biggest events companies in Cape Town. At only 25, she is a rising powerhouse.


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Tell us about yourself Siphesihle; where you grew up, your schooling, what you do etc.

My name is Siphesihle Losi and I am 25 years of age. I was born and raised in a small town called Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where I studied at local public schools and later attended Rhodes University.

During my childhood, I took part in contemporary dancing and ballet. I later did a little bit of radio at Rhodes University radio station on a voluntary basis, until 2008 when I finished matric. I then moved to Cape Town to study Travel & Tourism at Boston City Campus. I also did Fashion Design at Design Academy of Fashion.

 

What first Inspired you to create your own business?

siphesihle losiWhat inspired me to create ILosi Events Management is the fact that I’m a fan of exceptional service; and I’ve always known that I have the leadership skills needed to achieve the best results in whatever I do.

I’ve played leading roles in my community and school, and have always received compliments for my great work ethic and good communication skills from friends, colleagues and superiors.

However, I only started my company in 2013, after I resigned from one of Cape Town’s biggest event organising companies (at the time). I suddenly realised that I had a huge following of students and community people who often called to ask if I could link them up with events/promotional work.

To be honest,  I was a bit annoyed because I was jobless at the time. But one of  my friends asked me why don’t I start my own company, and I laughed at him because I didn’t have any capital, but he slowly persuaded me into starting my own business and… here we are!

 

What do you enjoy about being an event organiser?

I mostly enjoy the unpredictable aspect of the work I do, because something as simple as unexpected weather changes can call for split-second improvisation on my part to make everything work.

I also enjoy the challenges that event organising comes with, because I feel that it strengthens me to grow and become a better person and businesswoman. It’s fun to meet with different clients, companies, staff and going to different venues, the travelling, the food and amazing chefs- just everything!

 

Take us through a typical day in your life as an Events Manager and overall Motherland Mogul…

siphesihle losiA typical day in my life begins with me waking up at 5am in the morning to prepare for my morning run. I always have my cell phone on hand to check emails and the social media pages before 7am, I then relax with a refreshing bath to kick-start the day. I’ll also have lots of water and some oats before filling my mind with work.

At work, no two days are the same, as I might be sewing dresses/aprons for the staff or getting some administration work done on one day, and attending to a 6am call time the next. Whenever I have an early call time I know that I’ll have to be up at 03:30am in order to get the job done right. All my clients know me as an early bird, keeping to a particular schedule helps to keep me organised and punctual.

 

What achievements are you most proud as a business owner?

What I’m most proud of thus far is the clientele I have, besides working on South Africa’s biggest events, my clients are good people to work with, and I have the opportunity to work alongside companies that have been in business for more than ten years. To me that’s something that I pat myself on the back for.

I also have the most amazing team in Johannesburg, Durban and North West, these are the people who saw the vision and mission I had as a young entrepreneur and decided to be a part of it and grow with me.

I am most proud of the fact that I’ve made a name for myself and I’m now able to inspire other young people who admire my hustle, as I continue to push through even the hardest times.

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What obstacles have you overcome as an entrepreneur?

I tend to take things personally and I am an impatient person. So I’ve had to learn not to take everything so personally, and have learnt to resolve issues with a calm approach. Most of the obstacles I’ve had, I overcame by asking for advice, seeking information especially from people that are in the same industry as I am, and what I’ve realised is that I don’t know everything and sometimes it is okay to seek assistance.

 

What are your future plans for ILosi Events Management?

The future for ILosi Events Management is to build an empire. I most definitely want to expand my services with the team I have, so I have been looking at décor designs. I would also like to have a permanent team and hopefully host our own events in the future.

How do you balance work and personal life?

I keep work very professional, my clients stay as clients and even though my friends happen to be business owners they are in different industries. I take great pride in building the best relationships with my clients and friends.

Things flow easily for me when I separate the two, but sometimes my friends suffer when I am a bit stressed out with work and I am not as bubbly as I normally am, but I try to keep things balanced.

 

What do you do for fun, and what are your interests outside of managing events?

I love running, contemporary dancing and I recently started playing tennis. I am now based in Johannesburg, so I don’t meditate by the beach or surf anymore, but I also enjoy that too.

 

What three tips would you give someone wanting to go into events management?

*Expect to work long hours and have little sleep.

*You need to enjoy constantly being in a crowd.

*Don’t expect to have a social or personal life because your work will become your life.


Do you have any insights on how to run a successful events management company?

Let us know here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ntombizodwa Sibanda: Contentment is the realisation of how much you already have

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Our ultimate goal is to holistically fulfil our guests @ZoeOmza co-founder of @TheHighTeaZA Click To Tweet

Ntombizodwa Sibanda and Bonnie Chimanikire recently hosted a successful high tea event in Harare, Zimbabwe. The High Tea concept is an initiative that was co-founded by the two ladies, Ntombizodwa and Bonnie. They wanted the event to be an afternoon of encouragement, pampering and positive interaction for women.

SLA contributor Makhosazana Ndlovu recently caught up with Ntombizodwa to learn more about the concept and discover their secrets to running a successful event.


What inspired you to start The High Tea initiative?

My partner, Bonnie and I had successfully run a campaign to assist displaced xenophobic victims in the Germiston area. After the campaign, Bonnie approached me about her vision to host a women-focused event.

We agreed that we wanted the event not only to be informative, but to be an afternoon of encouragement, pampering, and positive interaction of women, which is contrary to the general negative narrative of the interaction of women.

Empowerment, fashion, food. Why these themes specifically?

Our ultimate goal is to holistically fulfil our guests. Our guests are encouraged to dress to the nines, we ensure that our menu and refreshments are fit for the palate of queens and carefully select our speakers with a simple mandate to encourage our women. No woman can ever get enough of these themes.

How did you deal with the challenges that you faced when you first introduced the initiative?

Determination: We knew what we wanted. We knew what had to be done to achieve it, and we set out to do it. Most importantly, we were prepared for the worst; which was very low numbers. But we knew that if we succeeded in executing the first one, we would have the most effective publicity (word of mouth) going forward.

Support structure: We had friends and family who stood by us and gave us the necessary support and advice we needed.

Prayer: Some situations were beyond us. Those are the ones we left to God to handle. And He pulled through for us… a lot of fasting and prayer comes into every edition of The High Tea.

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Who do you work with to ensure that The High Tea events are a success?

When we started, it was just Bonnie and I. However, as the vision grew, so did the need to incorporate much-needed help. The core team has grown by an extra four members, namely, Pam, Zihlobo, Gugu, and Sidumisile.

We also have a large network of successful women who are originally from Zimbabwe but are resident in South Africa. They are affectionately known as the SQUAD and we rely on them for valuable advice and direction. I could never forget our friends and families who have all played various roles in assisting us to meet our goals.

What impact does the events have on African women?

The event is not limited to Zimbabwean women but attracts women from various African countries. This is also evident in our diverse speakers. We aim to encourage inter-dependence amongst African women. Our struggles are, after all similar, regardless of our different countries. This means that viable solutions can be found in positive interaction with each other.

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What are your words of advice to young women who would like to start initiatives such as The High Tea?

Regardless of how many times you have seen something being done, no one can ever do it like you.

Identify your target market, identify a mentor, identify what and whom you will need to assist in bringing your vision to life, stalk them. It is possible.


If you’d like to share your story with She Leads Africa, let us know more about you and your story here.

SheHive London: September 21st – 24th 2017 at The Africa Centre

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After heading to Lagos, Accra, Abuja, NYC, Nairobi, London 2016, Lagos, Joburg, Cape Town, Washington DC & Toronto, The SheHive came for round two in LONDON!!!!

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Thursday September 21
Thursday September 21
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday September 22
Friday September 22
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social Media Marketing Workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday September 23
Saturday September 23
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Afua Hirsch - "Navigating a Journalism Career Surrounding Rising Africa"
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Afua Hirsch is the Social Affairs and Education editor for Sky News and previous correspondent for The Guardian.

Afua Hirsch is the Social Affairs and Education editor for Sky News and previous correspondent for The Guardian.

Catered Lunch by Papa L's Kitchen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Catered Lunch by Papa L's Kitchen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Nicole Pretorius - "Bridging the digital skills gap: The Importance of Tech Careers for Empowering Women in Africa"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nicole Pretorius is the Co-Founder of rising tech startup She Can Code.

Nicole Pretorius is the Co-Founder of rising tech startup She Can Code.

Khalia Ismain - "Be The Change You Wish To See: Creating a Community Business to Support Community Businesses"
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Khalia Ismain is the Founder of Jamii, the first and only discount card for African and Caribbean owned businesses in London.

Khalia Ismain is the Founder of Jamii, the first and only discount card for African and Caribbean owned businesses in London.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Minna Salami - "MsAfropolitan: African Women Taking Space in Media and Blogging"
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Minna Salami is the Founder of the award winning blog MsAfropolitan, which covers information on African feminist issues, about the African diaspora, and Nigerian women.

Minna Salami is the Founder of the award winning blog MsAfropolitan, which covers information on African feminist issues, about the African diaspora, and Nigerian women.

Networking and Cocktails by The Hunters Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Finish your day off with some networking over signature cocktails brought to you by The Hunters Cocktails!

Finish your day off with some networking over signature cocktails brought to you by The Hunters Cocktails!

Sunday September 24
Sunday September 24
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Mariatu Turay - "Be Bold, Win, Wear Color: Using design to challenge perceptions of Africa"
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mariatu Turay is the founder of fashion brand Gitas Portal, which is influenced by her combined Sierra Leonian and Barbadian heritage.

Mariatu Turay is the founder of fashion brand Gitas Portal, which is influenced by her combined Sierra Leonian and Barbadian heritage.

Catered Lunch by Papa L's Kitchen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Enjoy a catered lunch of delicious African-inspired cuisine provided by Papa L's Kitchen!

Emeka & Ifeyinwa Frederick "Building Winning Partnerships: Making Family Businesses Work"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brother and Sister Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick are co-founders of London's first and only Nigerian tapas bar, Chuku's.

Brother and Sister Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick are co-founders of London's first and only Nigerian tapas bar, Chuku's.

Esther Sitali - "Connecting Brands to Retailers: Harnessing the power of wholesale"
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Esther Sitali is known as 'The Wholesale Whisperer' - she launched her own online wholesale platform nyabrands.com to help connect brands to retailers.

Esther Sitali is known as 'The Wholesale Whisperer' - she launched her own online wholesale platform nyabrands.com to help connect brands to retailers.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Eryca Freemantle - "New Platforms: Using Unconventional Media to Expand African Lifestyle into New Markets"
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Eryca Freemantle is a global beauty ambassador, product developer, motivational speaker and TV personality.

Eryca Freemantle is a global beauty ambassador, product developer, motivational speaker and TV personality.

Eryca Freemantle - "New Platforms: Using Unconventional Media to Expand African Lifestyle into New Markets"
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Eryca Freemantle is a global beauty ambassador, product developer, motivational speaker and TV personality.

Eryca Freemantle is a global beauty ambassador, product developer, motivational speaker and TV personality.

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

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Thanks to our amazing #SheHiveLondon partners and sponsors!

Our official venue sponsor The Africa Centre

Our official catering sponsor Papa L’s Kitchen

Our official drinks sponsor The Hunters Cocktail

Our official accommodation sponsor Westmont Hospitality Group

Our official media sponsor Bella Naija

Our official alcohol sponsor J&B Scotch

#LiftAsYouClimb-Takeaways from SheHive DC

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There's a seat at the table for you and me. Lift as you climb Click To Tweet

In my junior year of college, I sat in the White House. I sat at the edge of my seat as I listened to women of color ranging from Chief of Staff members to representatives from economic policy and public engagement. These powerful women talked about experiences and lessons that they had learnt as White House Staffers, and as I took in everything, I appreciated the opportunity to sit, listen and learn.

I experienced a similar feeling of respect and gratitude as I sat surrounded by amazing black women at the SheHive DC conference this past weekend. There is something powerful about hearing from people who wield successful and influential positions, people who see themselves in you and who you can see yourself in. That being said, here are three key takeaways from the conference centered on your value proposition and how you can learn from others. The takeaways are: track your data, don’t be afraid to ask for informational interviews and lift as you climb. I hope you learn something concrete that you can apply to your career, business, and life just as I did!

There is something powerful about hearing from people who wield successful & influential positions Click To Tweet

How you can provide value

In the “Building Partnerships” workshop with Afua Osei (co-founder of SheLeadsAfrica), Afua talked about one of the ways that her organization proved their value proposition effectively. In their proposals and potential partnerships, they were able to collect and measure relevant data. They could pinpoint exactly how much value they added to potential partners and sponsors based on data that they tracked including statistics like how many more followers they could bring to an organization’s social media presence.

Our world is increasingly becoming a more data-driven one, and the ability to measure data and showcase it in digestible ways will open doors to building partnerships and attracting sponsors in your business. A cool resource I want to share from a YouTube channel that I follow(shout out to TechChange!) that looks at everyday datasets and visualizes it is Piktochart. Piktochart is an easy way to visually represent data that you collect and it can help you start thinking more about collecting and representing your data!

The ability to measure data and showcase it will open doors to attracting sponsors in your business Click To Tweet

Learning from the people around you

Another valuable tool, that should come in handy is the informational interview. I first learnt the concept of informational interviews through one of my mentors (shout out to Davia!) Informational interviews are essentially interviews where you seek out and ask for an opportunity to meet people you admire and want to learn from.

At SheHive, Denise Horn, who is currently head of corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting, also emphasized the importance of connecting with people through informational interviews. A tip was to also ask these people for two other people within their circle that you can connect with!

During my job search, my mentor connected me to so many people doing amazing work in various sectors in her circle. These interviews gave me clarity on what I wanted to pursue career wise and the things that I was passionate about. It was amazing how people I didn’t know were eager to help me learn from them. I hope that you too will also seek out people that you want to learn from. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions and asking for informational interviews!

And finally one of my favorite takeaways from the conference: “There is a seat at the table for you and me. Lift as you climb.” My friend, Adoley, and I coined this quote as our takeaway from the conference. (And won a bottle of wine for it too ayee)

I am a product of the people who invested in me. The people who made time and shared their knowledge and experiences with me. Recently, I have been reflecting about the kind of footprint I want my life to leave as I transition from my undergraduate experience. And it’s one that embodies the theme of #liftasyouclimb.

The idea of trying to be a woman who actively encourages women around you. Someone who willingly shares tips, advice, and experiences, and connects people to others within your network when necessary. A lot of times, in our attempt to achieve success, we forget about other people that we can carve out time for and support to reach similar successes that we have had. We all have experiences that others can learn from and it’s important that, when we are able to, we share our experiences with others in a way that is constructive and beneficial.

We all have experiences that others can learn from & it's important to we share them with others Click To Tweet

Thanks to SheHive DC for that reminder. Track your data, don’t be afraid to ask for informational interviews and lift as you climb.

SheHive Toronto: July 13th – 16th 2017

The SheHive train came to the 6 as part of a North America Tour! Check out the fun we had below and join our community to stay up to date on our next SheHive destinations.

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Thursday July 13
Thursday July 13
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday July 14
Friday July 14
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social media marketing workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday July 15
Saturday July 15
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Building a network for success with Emily Mills (Founder of How She Hustles)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Emily Mills is a local powerhouse you ought to know - she founded the How She Hustles network in 2010 and hosts high-impact events for women of all backgrounds in Toronto. Emily's session will go in depth into networking like a B0$$ and developing a supportive and inspiring community for success. Emily's recent passion project was HERtory in Black, a Toronto-based digital photo series of 150 inspiring black women that was featured nationally on CBC Television, Radio and digital for Black History Month and Canada's 150th anniversary. The project created a big buzz - earning the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, kudos from executives at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and engaging thousands of women across Canada. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @howshehustles.

Emily Mills is a local powerhouse you ought to know - she founded the How She Hustles network in 2010 and hosts high-impact events for women of all backgrounds in Toronto. Emily's session will go in depth into networking like a B0$$ and developing a supportive and inspiring community for success. Emily's recent passion project was HERtory in Black, a Toronto-based digital photo series of 150 inspiring black women that was featured nationally on CBC Television, Radio and digital for Black History Month and Canada's 150th anniversary. The project created a big buzz - earning the attention of the Prime Minister on social media, kudos from executives at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and engaging thousands of women across Canada. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @howshehustles.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Building an international corporate career whilst making an impact with Dr Olutoyin Oyelade (President, Casa Foundation & Managing Partner invcap corporation)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olutoyin is the Founding Partner/CEO at InVcap-an African-focused private equity firm in Nigeria and Canada and is also the president of Casa Foundation, a Non-profit that is focused on developing Youths and Women. Its main objective is to spearhead Social change for the African Youth and Woman. Olutoyin’s experience in the Investment sector spans over 23 years. She managed Intercontinental Bank Group’s fund portfolio of over $8bn as Group Treasurer till 2009 and now supervises InVcap’s Investment strategy in West Africa. She'll be sharing her insights on building an international corporate career whilst being an engaged citizen.

Olutoyin is the Founding Partner/CEO at InVcap-an African-focused private equity firm in Nigeria and Canada and is also the president of Casa Foundation, a Non-profit that is focused on developing Youths and Women. Its main objective is to spearhead Social change for the African Youth and Woman. Olutoyin’s experience in the Investment sector spans over 23 years. She managed Intercontinental Bank Group’s fund portfolio of over $8bn as Group Treasurer till 2009 and now supervises InVcap’s Investment strategy in West Africa. She'll be sharing her insights on building an international corporate career whilst being an engaged citizen.

The benefits of going green with Grace Mahary (Super Model/NGO founder) and Lucia Wamala (Co-Founder, bakulupower)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A panel comprised of Super Model/Global Activist Grace Mahary and one of Africa's most exciting young innovators in the energy space Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala CEO of Bakula Power will be discussing the magnitude of opportunities on the continent for developing products and solutions with a GREEN mindset.

A panel comprised of Super Model/Global Activist Grace Mahary and one of Africa's most exciting young innovators in the energy space Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala CEO of Bakula Power will be discussing the magnitude of opportunities on the continent for developing products and solutions with a GREEN mindset.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market with Isaac Ansah (Founder, Africa Fashion Week Toronto)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
While foreign fashion trends were beginning to open up to African inspired looks, fabrics and designs, Isaac Ansah was right at the centre to grab the opportunity with both hands. His session will shed light on keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market. His career in fashion began with organising weekend fashion shows at university on campus, inviting students from different cultures to showcase their styles of clothing. By the time he graduated, Ansah knew this where his heart was and quickly launched Imagine Management & Marketing, which coordinates events in Toronto's fashion and beauty industry. In 2012, he co-founded African Fashion Week Toronto, as a platform for local and international fashion designers to showcase their latest products — and bring a bit of diversity to the forefront. Isaac is now a brand management and marketing specialist and is a Co-Founder of African Fashion Canada, an agency dedicated to advocating, growing, and promoting the African fashion Industry in North America.

While foreign fashion trends were beginning to open up to African inspired looks, fabrics and designs, Isaac Ansah was right at the centre to grab the opportunity with both hands. His session will shed light on keeping on top of trends and introducing foreign concepts into the market. His career in fashion began with organising weekend fashion shows at university on campus, inviting students from different cultures to showcase their styles of clothing. By the time he graduated, Ansah knew this where his heart was and quickly launched Imagine Management & Marketing, which coordinates events in Toronto's fashion and beauty industry. In 2012, he co-founded African Fashion Week Toronto, as a platform for local and international fashion designers to showcase their latest products — and bring a bit of diversity to the forefront. Isaac is now a brand management and marketing specialist and is a Co-Founder of African Fashion Canada, an agency dedicated to advocating, growing, and promoting the African fashion Industry in North America.

Speed Networking and Cocktail
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktail speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktail speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

Sunday July 16
Sunday July 16
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Building winning partnerships with Afua Osei (Co-Founder, She Leads Africa)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
She Leads Africa have landed partnerships with the likes on Facebook, Samsung, Oxfam and L'Oreal, in this session, SLA Co-founder Afua Osei will explain how you can do the same.

She Leads Africa have landed partnerships with the likes on Facebook, Samsung, Oxfam and L'Oreal, in this session, SLA Co-founder Afua Osei will explain how you can do the same.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

What not to do and how to fight the tough wars with Njeri Rionge (Serial Entrepreneur and Forbes Africa's Most Successful Women)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From a young lady selling flavoured milk to high school students, Njeri Rionge rose to build a multi-billion business empire. She's become one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and one of the very few women pioneers in the ICT sector on the African continent. She co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings – one of east Africa’s leading providers of pay-tv, broadband internet and VoIP services. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.

From a young lady selling flavoured milk to high school students, Njeri Rionge rose to build a multi-billion business empire. She's become one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and one of the very few women pioneers in the ICT sector on the African continent. She co-founded internet service provider Wananchi Online that has since been transformed into Wananchi Group Holdings – one of east Africa’s leading providers of pay-tv, broadband internet and VoIP services. Last year the company raised US$57.5 million in growth capital from a group of international investors.

Building a media mogul career with Patricia Bebia-Mawa (President, Planet Africa & Executive Vice President, Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nigerian-born, Canadian-based Patricia Bebia-Mawa wears many hats. For one thing, she is a familiar face on Canadian television. The Toronto resident is the host and producer of one of the most popular African shows on Canadian television, namely Planet Africa Television. She is also the Managing Editor of Canadian-based Planet Africa Magazine, which is under the umbrella of The Planet Africa Network. The Network is a project of Silvertrust Communications founded in 1996 - an Ottawa-based production company which specializes in video, graphics, photography, publishing, audio, multimedia and specialty broadband production. For all you media moguls or entrepreneurs trying to engage a strong African-Diaspora audience, this is your session.

Nigerian-born, Canadian-based Patricia Bebia-Mawa wears many hats. For one thing, she is a familiar face on Canadian television. The Toronto resident is the host and producer of one of the most popular African shows on Canadian television, namely Planet Africa Television. She is also the Managing Editor of Canadian-based Planet Africa Magazine, which is under the umbrella of The Planet Africa Network. The Network is a project of Silvertrust Communications founded in 1996 - an Ottawa-based production company which specializes in video, graphics, photography, publishing, audio, multimedia and specialty broadband production. For all you media moguls or entrepreneurs trying to engage a strong African-Diaspora audience, this is your session.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Thinking Creatively and Cutting Through the Noise with Chinedu Ukabam (Founder, Supafrik)

Chinedu Ukabam is an entrepreneur and design consultant with 10+ years experience in design, sourcing and marketing. He has expertise in managing creative talent and creating innovative experiential marketing campaigns. He is also a Founder of SUPAFRIK, a travelling pop-up concept founded in 2011 to showcase contemporary African culture from music and food to art and fashion. Stops so far have included Toronto, Washington DC, New Orleans, Paris and London.

Speed Networking

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies!

INJERA & CHILL AFTERPARTY hosted by BlackFoodie!
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Foodie presents INJERA + CHILL, an eclectic party celebrating the best in Ethiopian cuisine! Mingle with other Africans, Black foodies, and influencers, on the rooftop patio at Pearl King in downtown Toronto! The SLA squad will be there! Present your SheHive ticket and get entry for $10 (advance) and $15 (on the door). USE THE DISCOUNT CODE SHEHIVE10 (if you use this code you will be requested to show your shehive ticket at the door)

Black Foodie presents INJERA + CHILL, an eclectic party celebrating the best in Ethiopian cuisine! Mingle with other Africans, Black foodies, and influencers, on the rooftop patio at Pearl King in downtown Toronto! The SLA squad will be there! Present your SheHive ticket and get entry for $10 (advance) and $15 (on the door). USE THE DISCOUNT CODE SHEHIVE10 (if you use this code you will be requested to show your shehive ticket at the door)

Saturday July 15
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Thanks to our amazing #SheHiveToronto partners

SUPAFRIK is a travelling pop-up concept founded in 2011 to showcase contemporary African culture from music and food to art and fashion. Stops so far have included Toronto, Washington DC, New Orleans, Paris and London

Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville (280 Bloor Street West)

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SheHive DC: June 22nd – 25th 2017

The SheHive train came to Washington DC as part of a North America Tour! Check out the fun we had below and join our community to stay up to date on our next SheHive destinations.

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Thursday June 22
Thursday June 22
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday June 23
Friday June 23
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social media marketing workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday June 24
Saturday June 24
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Disrupting the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From My Kitchen with Funlayo Alabi (Founder, Shea Radiance)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Funlayo Alabi (Founder, Shea Radiance) This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen Funlayo Alabi needed a natural, effective solution for her son's eczema, so she turned to a tried-and-true West African remedy, shea butter. Seven years later, she is running a multi-million dollar skin care company. Can I get a #GOALS ?????

Funlayo Alabi (Founder, Shea Radiance) This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen Funlayo Alabi needed a natural, effective solution for her son's eczema, so she turned to a tried-and-true West African remedy, shea butter. Seven years later, she is running a multi-million dollar skin care company. Can I get a #GOALS ?????

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Building Winning Partnerships with Afua Osei
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel: Having An Impact with Rahama Wright ( Founder, Shea Yeleen), Sheri Munis (Executive Director, NewWave Foundation) and Stephanie Kimou (Founder, Population Works Africa)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
These three incredible power ladies are doing their thing, making money and most importantly GIVING BACK. You'll hear from Rahama Wright, Founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty a social impact company she created after serving in the Peace Corps. The DC-based enterprise develops shea butter creams, balms, and soaps that create living wage jobs for women in Ghana. Shea Yeleen products are currently distributed through select Whole Foods Markets, independent natural grocery stores, and MGM Resorts International. The products have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and CNBC Africa................................Stephanie Kimou (Founder, Population Works Africa) has over 7 years of international development experience working with organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. Stephanie Kimou is an Ivorian-American international development professional based in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Population Works Africa, a consulting firm working on the reproductive health of young women across sub-Saharan Africa.........................................................And Sheri Munis, Executive Director of NewWave Foundation who's mission is to enrich lives with hope and dignity by providing global access to healthcare and education.

These three incredible power ladies are doing their thing, making money and most importantly GIVING BACK. You'll hear from Rahama Wright, Founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty a social impact company she created after serving in the Peace Corps. The DC-based enterprise develops shea butter creams, balms, and soaps that create living wage jobs for women in Ghana. Shea Yeleen products are currently distributed through select Whole Foods Markets, independent natural grocery stores, and MGM Resorts International. The products have been featured in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and CNBC Africa................................Stephanie Kimou (Founder, Population Works Africa) has over 7 years of international development experience working with organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. Stephanie Kimou is an Ivorian-American international development professional based in Washington, DC. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Population Works Africa, a consulting firm working on the reproductive health of young women across sub-Saharan Africa.........................................................And Sheri Munis, Executive Director of NewWave Foundation who's mission is to enrich lives with hope and dignity by providing global access to healthcare and education.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Building Your Personal Brand
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We all know PR is critical to establishing and growing our businesses, but do we know how to build our brand and personal profile so that it shines above the rest?

We all know PR is critical to establishing and growing our businesses, but do we know how to build our brand and personal profile so that it shines above the rest?

Building Your Personal Brand
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We all know PR is critical to establishing and growing our businesses, but do we know how to build our brand and personal profile so that it shines above the rest?

We all know PR is critical to establishing and growing our businesses, but do we know how to build our brand and personal profile so that it shines above the rest?

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

Sunday June 25
Sunday June 25
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Building A Media Mogul Career with Denise Horn (Head of Corporate Communications, Turner Broadcasting)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Denise Horn (Head of Corporate Communications, Turner Broadcasting) Since graduating from the university of Chicago with an MA in Public Policy, Denise Horn has led an exciting and highly successful career in communication, press and media. She's worked for the likes of CNN, NBC and Facebook and more recently on Hilary Clinton's campaign as Director of African American Press. She's now the head of corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting (media company that owns CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network). Denise knows a thing or two about building an illustrious media mogul career! This is a MUST ATTEND session.

Denise Horn (Head of Corporate Communications, Turner Broadcasting) Since graduating from the university of Chicago with an MA in Public Policy, Denise Horn has led an exciting and highly successful career in communication, press and media. She's worked for the likes of CNN, NBC and Facebook and more recently on Hilary Clinton's campaign as Director of African American Press. She's now the head of corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting (media company that owns CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network). Denise knows a thing or two about building an illustrious media mogul career! This is a MUST ATTEND session.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Negotiating For What You Want with Nicole Lamb-Hale (MD, Kroll & Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services, U.S. Department of Commerce)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicole has more than two decades of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led numerous international trade missions, Nicole has built a distinguished career as a strategic advisor and practicing attorney with top-tier international U.S. advisory and law firms. Research suggests that women often shy away from negotiating and advocating for themselves due to the fear of coming across as arrogant, presumptuous or antagonising. With more than 20 years of professional experience traversing the private and public sectors globally, Nicole's masterclass will teach you the do's and don'ts of strategic negotiation and advocacy.

Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicole has more than two decades of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led numerous international trade missions, Nicole has built a distinguished career as a strategic advisor and practicing attorney with top-tier international U.S. advisory and law firms. Research suggests that women often shy away from negotiating and advocating for themselves due to the fear of coming across as arrogant, presumptuous or antagonising. With more than 20 years of professional experience traversing the private and public sectors globally, Nicole's masterclass will teach you the do's and don'ts of strategic negotiation and advocacy.

Managing Your Damn Money with Malcolm Etheridge (Co-Founder, Manage Your Damn Money)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With attitude, urgency and creative flare, Manage Your Damn Money inspire their members/followers to improve personal finances and better understand the fiscal world. Their goal is to inspire the day-to-day conversations we have about money, and to do so in a way that connects bullet-point financial advice to your everyday lives. Get ready to save and invest your cash like a B0$$.

With attitude, urgency and creative flare, Manage Your Damn Money inspire their members/followers to improve personal finances and better understand the fiscal world. Their goal is to inspire the day-to-day conversations we have about money, and to do so in a way that connects bullet-point financial advice to your everyday lives. Get ready to save and invest your cash like a B0$$.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Bringing African Concepts Into The US Market with Maame Boakye, Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena & Nina Oruro (Co-Founders, Dine Diaspora)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dine Diaspora (@dinediaspora) is the brainchild of Maame Boakye (@maame_b), Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena (@S_afari), and Nina Oduro (@ninaoduro) and is a contemporary lifestyle and events company that creates dynamic experiences around food, culture, and heritage. Invested in using dining as a mechanism for connecting people, Dine Diaspora designs and enhances events with creative cultural food elements. The company promotes heritage cuisine by highlighting African diaspora culinary talent. With each experience, Dine Diaspora seeks to impact diversity within the culinary industry. Learn what it takes to successfully introduce African concepts/culture into the US market and then transform this into a sustainable business!

Dine Diaspora (@dinediaspora) is the brainchild of Maame Boakye (@maame_b), Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena (@S_afari), and Nina Oduro (@ninaoduro) and is a contemporary lifestyle and events company that creates dynamic experiences around food, culture, and heritage. Invested in using dining as a mechanism for connecting people, Dine Diaspora designs and enhances events with creative cultural food elements. The company promotes heritage cuisine by highlighting African diaspora culinary talent. With each experience, Dine Diaspora seeks to impact diversity within the culinary industry. Learn what it takes to successfully introduce African concepts/culture into the US market and then transform this into a sustainable business!

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes!

Saturday June 24
Sunday June 25

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Thank you to our accommodation sponsor Westmont Hospitality Group and The University Inn DC!!

Email course: 3 secrets to #SLAYing2017

Happy New Year! If you’re like us, you’re sick and tired of hearing “New Year, New Me!” and seeing zero changes. So how do you move from simply speaking what you want into the universe to actually moving things?

We hereby introduce SLA’s exclusive email course: 3 Secrets to #SLAYing2017.

How does it work?

It’s simple

  1. Sign up to join our list and receive lessons directly to your email (scroll to the bottom for the form).
  2. Each lesson will come with practical advice and assignments. Yes, homework! We’re absolutely serious about making sure you really achieve those goals you’re aiming for.
  3. Do your homework, follow our candid advice and SLAY 2017 like the Motherland Mogul we know you are.

When we say secret, we mean secret. So even if you’re part of our community, you still need to sign up to receive this email course.

Help us spread the word: 

Help us spread the word about this event and you could win a Motherland Mogul or Boss T-Shirt! To qualify for this, you must be based in Lagos. Sorry, shipping’s expensive! Not in Lagos? Still spread the word & win SLA brownie points!

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Not sure this course is for you? Here’s what to expect:

  • Why New Year’s Resolutions fail.
  • The differences between resolutions and goals and why goals are better.
  • How to set SMART goals that you’ll work on achieving throughout the year.
  • How to find an accountability partner.
  • Why it’s okay to procrastinate (within reason).
  • Worksheets to help you complete each assignment.

This course won’t be available anywhere else outside your inbox. So sign up below to start #SLAYing2017 and join our community.

SheHiveCapeTown: February 18-19 2017

The SheHive train came Cape Town and it was litttttt. Check out the fun we had below and join our community to stay up to date on our next SheHive destinations.

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Thursday Feb 16
Thursday Feb 16
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Business Development Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Business development is one of the most important functions for a growing startup yet many don't know how to do it effectively and efficiently. The SLA business development workshop is designed to help startups - Identify new partnerships - Identify new revenue opportunity - Develop tools and processes to execute a structured plan This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Friday Feb 17
Friday Feb 17
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Social media marketing workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Over the past few years, the SLA team has mastered the art of growing our social media community with no marketing or PR spend. We're excited to share all that juicy knowledge with you and have created a social media marketing training course that is purpose fit for women like you. This proprietary business development training was developed in-house by SLA's team of business experts and is delivered by an official SLA trainer. Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants only. You must buy an All-Access pass to attend this workshop.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Investor Readiness Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Everyone's tryna get an investor but do you actually know how to make sure you have a compelling pitch? Our investor readiness session will teach you exactly what you need to do to get investors excited and get you started on your journey to IPO, $$$s and world domination.

Saturday Feb 18
Saturday Feb 18
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

Being an engaged citizen with Naadiyah Moosajee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We're all about our #MotherlandMoguls getting their paper and making it rain on them haters. That said, we firmly believe that all young women must be active and engaged citizens and community members. Come hear from Naadiyah Moosajee, a dynamic leader and founder of grownWomEng which was awarded the prize of top NGO in South Africa (awarded in 2013). She runs this project all while maintaining various consulting & engineering positions. Learn how you can get involved and strengthen your skills as a citizen and community member. #MotherlandMoguls stand up!!

We're all about our #MotherlandMoguls getting their paper and making it rain on them haters. That said, we firmly believe that all young women must be active and engaged citizens and community members. Come hear from Naadiyah Moosajee, a dynamic leader and founder of grownWomEng which was awarded the prize of top NGO in South Africa (awarded in 2013). She runs this project all while maintaining various consulting & engineering positions. Learn how you can get involved and strengthen your skills as a citizen and community member. #MotherlandMoguls stand up!!

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Growing your business with Facebook
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We're bringing in official trainers from Facebook Africa to whip you all into digitally savvy QUEENS. For real though, knowing how to effectively use platforms like Facebook & Instagram for business can save you heaps of money and time. These platforms do the hard work for you but you do need to know how it all works. Get down to SheHiveCT early for front row seats to an official Facebook Masterclass on growing your online business.

We're bringing in official trainers from Facebook Africa to whip you all into digitally savvy QUEENS. For real though, knowing how to effectively use platforms like Facebook & Instagram for business can save you heaps of money and time. These platforms do the hard work for you but you do need to know how it all works. Get down to SheHiveCT early for front row seats to an official Facebook Masterclass on growing your online business.

Just do it with Aisha Pandor
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The decision to leave that safe professional job to pursue your dream of starting your own business is a tough one to make. Come and hear from Entrepreneur Aisha Pandor who left her job with Accenture to co-found SweepSouth, (The Uber of Cleaning) an online platform for ordering and paying for home cleaning services within a few minutes. Since Founding SweepSouth, Aisha's been recognised by the Mail and Guardian's List of 200 Young South Africans as well as Forbes, SA's Top Millennials.

The decision to leave that safe professional job to pursue your dream of starting your own business is a tough one to make. Come and hear from Entrepreneur Aisha Pandor who left her job with Accenture to co-found SweepSouth, (The Uber of Cleaning) an online platform for ordering and paying for home cleaning services within a few minutes. Since Founding SweepSouth, Aisha's been recognised by the Mail and Guardian's List of 200 Young South Africans as well as Forbes, SA's Top Millennials.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Getting youtube famous with pap culture
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Meet Bongeka Masango, Nwabisa Mda and Thembe Mahlaba. These young and inspiring ladies are taking Cape Town by storm with their well-known show ‘Pap Culture’, which focuses on addressing popular youth cultures in South Africa. Check out their HILARIOUS youtube channel for a preview of what is to come!!!

Meet Bongeka Masango, Nwabisa Mda and Thembe Mahlaba. These young and inspiring ladies are taking Cape Town by storm with their well-known show ‘Pap Culture’, which focuses on addressing popular youth cultures in South Africa. Check out their HILARIOUS youtube channel for a preview of what is to come!!!

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails courtesy of Cointreau, speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes courtesy of Dark & Lovely and Bobbi Brown.

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails courtesy of Cointreau, speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes courtesy of Dark & Lovely and Bobbi Brown.

Sunday Feb 19
Sunday Feb 19
Registration Opens

Registration doors open. Come #MotherlandMogul ready

Introduction and team building excercises
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

We're all about building a community of engaged, ambitious and supportive African women. Yet we know that sometimes it's a little bit awkward when you show up to a conference and know nobody. We kick off each day at the SheHive with team building and networking exercises to help you break the ice and make new friends. Expect rap battles, dance contests and fun for dayz. These sessions are a great way for you to connect with your fellow #MotherlandMoguls and start building relationships that could take you, your business or your career to the next level.

#GirlsWhoCode: An introduction to programming with Thoko Miya
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Times are a-changing ladies and we want our community members to be up to speed with the most in demand skill sets. Thoko Miya is the Director of GirlHype and an Ambassador at She Plus Plus, both nonprofit organisations, which works to empower and train women in technology and coding. She'll be implementing a beginners workshop to coding, which will leave you with a core understanding of how to programme.

Times are a-changing ladies and we want our community members to be up to speed with the most in demand skill sets. Thoko Miya is the Director of GirlHype and an Ambassador at She Plus Plus, both nonprofit organisations, which works to empower and train women in technology and coding. She'll be implementing a beginners workshop to coding, which will leave you with a core understanding of how to programme.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Because no one is happy when they're hungry. Lunch cost is included in the ticket price. And yes - we will always try to have some healthy options because we want our #BossLadies to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Driving innovation from inside a company with Vuyolwethu Dubese
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Innovation Program Manager at Thompson Reuters South Africa will be teaching you a thing or two about driving change from within a company.

The Innovation Program Manager at Thompson Reuters South Africa will be teaching you a thing or two about driving change from within a company.

Building a career in the digital space with Mich Atagana
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We're bringing in the big guns for Sunday Afternoon. The Head of Communications & Public Affairs for Google South Africa is going to talk to you about building a career in the digital space. A digital native, Mich Atagana has been hanging around the internet since the days of Netscape. Her keen interest in all things digital led to her graduating with a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism. Atagana is currently pursuing her PHD with a focus on the impact of social media and journalism. Her research focuses on the Kenyan Westgate shootings and how Twitter was used as the primary source of news and communication. Her professional career has included her role as Editor of Burn Media, a multimedia digital publishing house which focuses on the intersection of technology and media, and entrepreneurship. An expert on Africa’s tech and startup scene, Atagana is currently the Head of Communications & Public Affairs for Google South Africa.

We're bringing in the big guns for Sunday Afternoon. The Head of Communications & Public Affairs for Google South Africa is going to talk to you about building a career in the digital space. A digital native, Mich Atagana has been hanging around the internet since the days of Netscape. Her keen interest in all things digital led to her graduating with a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism. Atagana is currently pursuing her PHD with a focus on the impact of social media and journalism. Her research focuses on the Kenyan Westgate shootings and how Twitter was used as the primary source of news and communication. Her professional career has included her role as Editor of Burn Media, a multimedia digital publishing house which focuses on the intersection of technology and media, and entrepreneurship. An expert on Africa’s tech and startup scene, Atagana is currently the Head of Communications & Public Affairs for Google South Africa.

Break

Because sometimes when you sit for too long your booty gets sore. Take a break, stretch your legs, get some nibbles.

Speaker Session
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hear from some of South Africa's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Hear from some of South Africa's leading business personalities about how to make it big and stay at the top. #SheHive speakers never disappoint. Trust us.

Speed Networking and Cocktails
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails courtesy of Cointreau, speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes courtesy of Dark & Lovely and Bobbi Brown.

After a long day of plotting world domination and #MotherlandMogul power, we're gonna wind down with some structured speed networking. This speed networking is not a joke. Ladies have found investors, clients and even business partners at our SheHive networking sessions. Saturday evenings at the Hive will end in full turn up fashion with cocktails courtesy of Cointreau, speed networking with your fellow boss ladies as well as the chance to win prizes courtesy of Dark & Lovely and Bobbi Brown.

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