Women in business

The Annual Leadership Meeting

2 and 3 July 2018
Hôtel des Arts et Métiers, Paris


The AFRICA CEO FORUM organizes the Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting, in partnership with ESSEC Business School, which is taking place on 2 and 3 July in Paris. This event will gather 150 of the African private sector’s most influential women, with a twofold objective: create the most influential network of African women leaders and offer them a unique high-level networking and personal development experience.

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Female leaders must seize opportunities to grow their networks and collaboration opportunities with other leaders across the African region.

Toyin Sanni Group Chief Executive Officer, United Capital

Even if we’re constantly on the go, it’s essential to know how to take the time to look at our habits, to constructively call ourselves into question, and identify our strengths as well as those areas in which we need to improve to more widely exert the influence of our leadership.

Janine Kacou Diagou Managing Director, NSIA

Women’s networks are not only about business ties; they are what gives the woman the anchor to be an impactful leader. A woman is defined by the strength of her relationships and not her position.

Carole Kariuki Chief Executive Officer, KEPSA

In 2100, Africa will represent 40% of the world’s population. Without the participation or effective contribution of women, the continent’s economic development will be compromised. African women are the future of Africa.

Fathia Bennis Chief Executive Officer, Maroclear


The programme, developed in partnership with ESSEC Business School, is structured around three main themes.

Creation of influential networks

  • Masterclasses on setting up successful networks
  • Collaborative workshops to build an Africa-specific model

High-level personal development

  • Inspiring leadership stories
  • Customized personal development workshops

Developing a business culture

  • Sectoral meetings to discuss common issues
  • Networking with African and international leaders





Gala Dinner

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The event will take place at
Hôtel des Arts et Métiers
9 bis Avenue d’Iena
Paris 75016
2 & 3 July 2018

Contact: women@theafricaceoforum.com

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