8 March 2017

Africa: Technology Enables Women Disrupt the Norm

Johannesburg — WOMEN in the continent are taking advantage of the advent of technology to create commercial and socio-economic changes in Africa. This was the prevalent theme at the second Leading Women Summit. MTN Business together with Forbes Woman Africa held the event which coincided with International Women's Day on Wednesday. he Summit, themed "Disrupting the Norm", focused on the forces that are changing the world we live in. The event featured panel discussions about how these changes are impacting business and society, and what opportunities and challenges these would pose. Bernice Samuels, Group Executive of Marketing at MTN, said such forums enabled valuable conversations for women to take place across the continent, as well as provide a platform for female leaders to share their experiences and insight as well as inspire others. Disrupting the norm in the modern world is being achieved through technology more often than not, and many of these leading women are using ICT to create the commercial and socio-economic changes Africa needs," Samuels said. Samuels said as a company, MTN had championed and supported female leadership at every opportunity and would continue doing so. "Following the enormous success of last year's inaugural event, we are honoured to be counted among a panel of trailblazers that are effecting positive change in this regard, across the continent." - CAJ News

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