In 2020, Africa will suffer its first economic recession in 25 years – one that threatens to wipe out nearly 50 million jobs across all sectors. Weakening health systems and giving rise to soaring food insecurity, falling commodity prices and rapidly deteriorating government coffers, the Covid-19 crisis and its shocks have raised the spectre of a dramatic reversal of fortune for a continent that, up until the pandemic struck, had been singled out by the entire investment community as the region with the most promising future.
However, Africa is not the same “hopeless continent” it was 20 years ago. The continent’s companies and private sector are more innovative and dynamic than ever before, while its youth are plugged-in and eager to become full-fledged members of the globalised world. African women have gradually taken on a more significant role than ever before in the economic sphere, winning, with patience and determination, an ever-growing number of decision-making positions. Their role in the continent’s response to the crisis will be decisive.
The third edition of The Summit, the international flagship event of the Women Working for Change (WFC) platform, will bring together more than 400 major African women leaders in November to discuss this year’s theme, Imagine tomorrow. Change today.
Due to unprecedented global circumstances, The Summit will be fully online and offer new interactive formats for attendees.
Featuring some of the continent’s most prominent female leaders today, participants will share their vision of the global challenges to come as well as the steps that need to be taken to give women their rightful place in spearheading change. In light of current events, The Summit will particularly focus on the African continent’s economic and health outlook in the aftermath of the present crisis.
Who should attend?
The Summit brings together women company executives, investors and public officials with the following profiles: Board Member, President/CEO Managing Director, Vice-President, Partner, Head of Financial Institution Head of Government Agency. For corporate executives, your company’s annual turnover must exceed 10 million euros. Your registration will be confirmed via e-mail and your participation, guaranteed after receipt of payment.
Please note that you must meet the admission criteria in order to be confirmed as a participant. In order to secure your participation, submit your registration as soon as possible as places are limited.