The 2017 Women in Leadership Conference

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The 2017 Women in Leadership Conference

The 2017 Women in Leadership Conference

The 2017 'Women in Leadership' Conference will take place on 8 August 2017 from 08:00 - 17:00 at The Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg.

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Ticket Prices

Excl VAT Incl VAT
Individual Bookings March Early Bird Special R 1 491.23 R 1 700.00
April R 1 535.09 R 1 750.00
May R 1 578.95 R 1 800.00
June R 1 622.81 R 1 850.00
July R 1 666.67 R 1 900.00
August R 1 710.53 R 1 950.00
Group Bookings (6) March / April R 8 947.37 R 10 200.00
May / June R 9 473.68 R 10 800.00
July / August R 10 000.00 R 11 400.00
Group Bookings (7) March / April R 10 438.60 R 11 900.00
May / June R 11 052.63 R 12 600.00
July / August R 11 666.67 R 13 300.00

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Feedback From Previous Conferences

“A fantastic experience with some very real and relevant issues discussed. SUPERB!!!”
“An excellent, life-changing conference, not just for me but also for the ladies around my table...”
“I enjoyed it and think it is a fantastic, worthwhile initiative.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days, learnt a lot of new things!”
“The conference has sharpened and equipped me with tools and shield that I can use in my personal life and in my business.”
“Found it thought provoking and insightful...”
“Super conference both professionally and personally.”
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend a leadership conference of this nature. The speaker line-up was outstanding and I walk away with a greater self-awareness and a comprehensive “to do” list.”
“Inspirational and eye opening.”
“A highly informative and interactive conference with great speakers offering an entertaining learning platform.”

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This Year's Speakers

The 2017 Women in Leadership Conference will feature a stellar line-up of speakers who will focus on a range of fascinating topics related to the theme of this year's event — "Resilience".

Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies

Our Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies will be revealed in the coming weeks...

Elaine Jacob

Elaine Jacob is the Managing Director of The Leadership Academy South Africa, an organisation aimed at unleashing Leadership Talent on the continent and globally. As an International Business Speaker and John Maxwell Certified Coach, Elaine inspires, enlightens and empowers individuals and organisations to tap into the greatness that lies within them and to “aspire higher”, “shine bright” and “ignite the light”… 

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Elaine has had the privilege of being involved in the international development space for over 20 years, working with organisations such as USAID, DFID, CARE INTERNATIONAL and AUSAID to mention a few. She has been instrumental in the Food Security Programme for rural communities over the continent of Africa to prevent malnutrition and also led a 20 million dollar project which advocated for women and girls’ rights in access to water and sanitation services across Africa.

Elaine holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology and is a true global citizen, frequently travelling to the United States, Ethiopia and China. She is the author of “The Treasure Within” (a book which is aimed at unlocking individual potential) and was also the recipient of 3 South African Entrepreneurial Business Awards in 2014 and 2015.

Elaine describes herself as an eternal optimist, a hoper of far-flung hopes and a dreamer of improbable dreams and believes the only limitations that exist are those which we create in our minds. She is happily married to her husband Tony and has a daughter, Ysabelle.

Janine Joubert

Dr. Janine Joubert is an independent consultant and speaker whose passion is to promote innovative leadership thinking and show that ordinary people have the power to be extraordinary leaders. Janine has a deep understanding of how to foster an innovation culture within an organisation. While a single recipe does not exist, certain empirically validated best practices can aid the development of an innovation mindset.

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Janine is an award-winning risk expert, currently an independent lead consultant for CGF Research and a former executive responsible for managing business risks, across local and international operations for Vodacom Group. She has multidisciplinary expertise in the systematic design and development of innovations through integrating processes, business models, technology, best practices and risk management to deliver sustainable value, increase performance and enhance revenue generation.

She has in excess of 20 years experience within the IT industry, of which 15 have been in telecommunications. In addition, she has extensive practical experience in revenue assurance, forensic investigations, risk management and legal directive compliance. Janine has practical hands-on experience of planning, development and commercialisation of technology-diverse products and services to the consumer, business, financial services, and insurance, m-health, e-commerce and m-commerce applications.

Janine has been a keynote speaker and presenter at various national and international conferences and also a guest lecturer at several universities. She also published several research papers on innovation, mobile commerce and electronic commerce in international journals.

Janine has won various awards for her contribution to the industry including the Institute of Risk Management (IRMSA) Risk Manager of the Year award and the Vodacom CEO award.

She holds several post-graduate degrees with distinction, as well as a PhD in Information Systems, specialising in the designing of an innovation and risk framework to improve new product and service development.

In her spare time, Janine is a cross-fit enthusiast. She also ran the Comrades and participates in high-adrenaline activities (despite suffering from vertigo).

Janine lives in Ballito with her partner and her 17-year old stepdaughter.

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Radio Interviews

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Women in Leadership is proudly hosted by

Shared Services Investment

The Women in Leadership conference is hosted by SSI, a multi-dimensional consultancy focused on a single objective: to be a provider of innovative, organisational specific and specialised business efficiency solutions by focusing on organisational processes and the most untapped resource – people.

Our services are focused in key areas of Recruitment, Human Capital Solutions, Training & Development, Outsourcing & Shared Services and Strategy & Efficiency Improvement, which in themselves create a wide variety of service offerings to both local and international clients.

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