In Good Company – an innovative & inclusive women empowerment programme Powered by DStv brings a celebration of women like no other to Johannesburg, South Africa this August featuring the multitalented US. actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae.
Join the unique experience on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton that will have a mix of powerful keynote addresses, engaging panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and live entertainment. The speaker list comprises of incredible female and male leaders from different industries who are passionate about gender diversity & inclusivity as well as passionate about building Africa. They will share their stories as well as their views on building the Africa of Tomorrow
We are excited to announce the inaugural In Good Company Experience designed to celebrate women and discuss innovative ideas that will contribute towards changing the current state of affairs in gender equality. Under the theme ‘Building the Africa of tomorrow’, this will be an authentic space designed for shared learning.
“Achieving gender diversity is imperative for all of us, it’s not just an issue to be solved and championed by women. It affects us all hence we found it important for us to create a space where both women and men can get together and start ideating for solutions to change the current status quo. We live in a mixed-gender society and therefore the conversation cannot happen with women alone” says Jabulile Gwala, Founder of In Good Company.
Following the In Good Company Series talks across the country, the IGC Experience will bring together the voices of aspirational African women and men from various fields of the business spectrum focusing on:
Arts, Media, Film & Entertainment
Technology & Digital Insights
THE FULL EVENT LINE UP
EVENT LIST OF SPEAKERS
American based actress, writer, producer, and web series creator. She first attracted attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. She gained further recognition for creating, writing & starring in the HBO television series Insecure. She received 2 Golden Globe Award Nominations for Best Actress. Issa stands for women and women working together. She celebrates the connectivity of the black girl society. She is clear on her truth and continues to break boundaries.
Thandiswa is one of the most influential South African Musicians of this generation. She began her career in 1998 with Bongo Maffin, one of the pioneering bands of Kwaito. After 6 award−winning albums with Bongo Maffin she ventured onto a solo career. Zabalaza (2004), her debut project, reached double platinum status and won numerous awards and her critically acclaimed second album ‘Ibokwe’ (2009) reached gold status in the first few weeks of its release. Her third solo studio album is Belede (2016) is a collection of reinterpretations of legendary South African Jazz and protest anthems from the 1950s and 1960s.
Thandiswa’s selection is inspired by the music she listened to whilst growing up and her reframing of these classics serves as commentary on South Africa’s contemporary political landscape. Thandisa’s music travels through the village into the ghetto and raises the roof in the city. Her compositions today include traditional Xhosa rhythms, mbaqanga, reggae, kwaito, house, funk and jazz. Through this, she straddles the urban and the rural, effortlessly melding the traditional with the modern. It is with this spirit that Thandiswa has performed all over the world at venues including: the FIFA 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony, the Apollo Theatre, Radio City Hall, Womex, The Cannes Film Festival, Africa Express, and BBC World Music Awards. The Guardian referred to Thandiswa as “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer.”
Enhle Mbali Maphumulo burst onto the South African silver screen as a force of nature, endearing herself to the public as a sweetheart to the nation. Her talent and captivating personality has
led to several renowned onscreen roles, including lead characters in many of South Africa’s popular TV series including Tshisa, Broken Vows and Rockville. Enhle’s career has connected her to huge audiences through hit TV series such as iNkaba, My Family, 7nde Laan, Rhythm City, Moferefere Lenyalong, Soul City, and Those Who Cant Teach. Her charisma and infinite drive has firmly positioned Enhle as one of South Africa’s most popular and reputable actresses. Her talent as a Director and TV Presenter has seen her host Channel-O’s award winning Young, Gifted and Black as well as ANN7’s weekly entertainment show Star Biz.
The fashion world has also seen the meteoric rise of Enhle Mbali Maphumulo with two sell-out fashion collections. New York welcomed her maternity-focused fashion label SE Preggoz, while she continues to expand her fashion footprint with collaborative lines for men and women. SABC 1’s African mystery series Mtunzini saw Enhle’s rise to stardom at the age of seventeen, where she has continued to captivate great audiences as a multi-faceted talent.
Starting out as a programmer for FM radio, Maloka used his skills to master the creation of a myriad of content for multiple platforms. As founder member and ultimately GM of popular youth radio station YFM (1997-2004), he together with other leading creative practitioners such as Oskido (Kalawa Records) led the growth of SA dance music. Post YFM he partnered at Research and Trends agency Instant Grass for three years and worked with clients such as Kimberly-Clarke, Puma, MTN, South African Breweries before being headhunted to run Kaya. In his current role as Managing Director of Kaya FM 95.9 (2007 to date), Maloka has enjoyed continued involvement in programs that take the Kaya business beyond radio. Maloka has led a team that has consistently grown the revenue and shareholder value of the business. His people focused management style ensures personal growth for the 105 staff members at Kaya
Xoliswa Daku is the CEO of DCI Holdings and Daku Group of Companies, focusing on property development, construction and facilities management, boasting a portfolio worth over R600 million. This lawyer-turned-property developer is building her empire, one skyscraper at a time. She is well respected in the industry, as being a finalist in the Property Sector of 2012’s “Most Influential Women in Business Awards”, identified by CEO magazine attest. She continues to actively influence and transform the property industry in South Africa. In 2013 she received the “BBQ Outstanding Women in Business Award” for her outstanding work as a business woman. Last year she was bestowed with another three major awards: the Standard Bank Top Woman in Property Award, the WPN Business Woman of the Year Award, as well as the 2017 Top Performing Entrepreneur National Business Award.
Mzamo Masito, Chief Marketing Officer: Google Africa
Mzamo’s role entails bringing to life Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and be useful so that Google’s users and partners can grow in Africa. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He lectures at the AAA School of Advertising and serves on the GIBS advisory board. He previously held senior positions at Vodacom, Unilever, and Nike. Masito founded and runs an NGO called African Men Care, which funds underprivileged children to further their studies. He is passionate about learning and what the power of education can do for the African people. He’s an advocate for diversity and building the African continent.
Nivani Govinder, Head of SMB Marketing: Sub-Saharan Africa at Google
Nivani is focused on helping small and medium enterprises grow their businesses through digital technology. Having consulted for Bain & Company, Standard Bank, and Merrill Lynch, her background ranges from mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, turnaround and operational improvement projects for large companies in Africa, to tech startups in Silicon Valley and Europe. She is passionate about enabling business growth and innovation and is happiest at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and social impact. Nivani has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (including the International Exchange Programme at London Business School), is a CFA charter holder and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town.
Charl Bassil, Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard South Africa
2016’s IAB Bookmark Award winner and Marketer of the year winner, Charl Bassil has been at Pernod Ricard since 2013, after joining the company from SAB Miller. Mr. Bassil is responsible for taking Pernod Ricard’s consumer-centric business model to new levels. Charl is part of the team that repositioned Absolut Vodka with an Afrocentric approach which has won the brand a Canne Lion Award. Charl is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. He has been instrumental in pioneering new growth strategies for the South African business using African stories.
Armed with a Chartered Marketer South Africa CM(SA) qualification endorsed by the Marketing Association of South Africa MA(SA), TT Mbha is a passionate Real Estate Marketer with a 17 years award-winning professional career track record. Mr. Mbha is the CEO of Black Real Estate which offers a full-service real estate sales, management, and consulting agency will be part of the Property Management segment. Spanning over a period of 17 years, Mr. Mbha has gained extensive experience in the field of Branding and Marketing having worked on various global and local brands including Sasol, Total SA, Edcon, and Brandhouse.
THE EVENT MC AND HOST
Award-winning actress, philanthropist, humanitarian and an advocate for women working together and supporting each other. Nomzamo became South Africa’s sweetheart through her role in the TV series Isibaya and has since starred in many movies & television shows. She has hosted many local shows and has equally made a name for herself on the international stage. She has carved her way to success by not competing with other women but rather creating her own lane and running her own race. She has a heart of gold and is a firm supporter of women working together.
LIVE EVENT PERFORMANCE
Multi-talented singer, songwriter, TV, and Radio personality, this Grahamstown born Xhosa local is a true entertainment powerhouse. She has claimed dominance on our screens and our radio portals for the past 10 years as a presenter, host, judge, and singer. She embodies authenticity, self-love and African pride. She believes in forgiveness as a gift to self. She belongs to Africa and has many great stories to tell about many of the African countries.
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Time: 4pm– 11pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel – Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ticket price: R1250
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