The Innovation Hub- the Innovation Agency of the Gauteng Province- hosted two events in celebration of women’s month. The “I Am Woman” events were dedicated to applauding women for their various roles they play in business, family and the work place. The events were held on 18 August at eKasiLab Tembisa and 25 August at The Innovation Hub, Tshwane.

Statistics prove that Africa is regarded as the leading continent in female entrepreneurship, with a recorded 50% of all enterprises in Africa being owned by women., women contribute considerably to not only the labour force, but also to social discourse and continuously redefining their role in society.  I am woman will explore various roles played by a 21st century woman .and accomplished speakers will share insight into the balances of personal responsibilities and how their ability to balance these many responsibilities has been used to advance their respective businesses and careers.  The event was sponsored by Black Opal, Redbull amaphiko ,Fabuhealth with the lined- up speakers such as  Mrs Ipeleng Mkhari, Founder and CEO of Motseng Investment Holdings, Katie Mohamed, Executive Director and shareholder   Brandfuison, Refilwe Modiselle Visonary, Motivational Speaker, MC, TV Host, Model, Actress and Albinism Activist, Black Opal Area Manager inlands , Ms Zandile Khumalo talking about the importance of taking care of your image and image Consultant Zandile Khulo . Women entrepreneurs, staff and stakeholders alike were afforded an opportunity to share and learn from women who have succeeded in their business, career and personal lives and each other The event will end with pampering session for the ladies.



For more information on the event, please contact:

Linah Nematandani

Communication and Marketing Manager

(+27) 12 844 0030(+27) 71 673 9964

Twitter: @InnovHub

Facebook: InnovhubZA



About GGDA

The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), is an agency of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED).GGDA is the implementing arm of the GDED and assists the department in leading, facilitating and managing sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region.



About The Innovation Hub


The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the innovation agency of the Gauteng province and is responsible for managing Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park of the same name, and is a full member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP). Strategically located in Tshwane, South Africa’s executive capital in the ‘smart’ province of Gauteng, The Innovation Hub implements initiatives identified in the Gauteng Innovation Strategy and Green Economy strategy to advance the economic development and growth of the Province through innovation.  The Innovation Hub has created unique spaces, in Tshwane and the rest of the Gauteng province, for high-tech entrepreneurs, world-class businesses, academics, researchers and venture capitalists to meet, network and prosper.

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