On October 13, 2021, a seismic event will take place in Africa: we will begin the journey to help every African woman realize a new dream: to climb the corporate ladder to the top spot. Why does most discussions of African women in business focus on small and medium enterprises? We want to see African women dream big – why not win first place in a large, complex organization?
In addition to revealing the names of the 50 women on Africa.com’s definitive list of female CEOs, we will feature two major discussions:
Beating the Odds, will feature Tony Mayo of Harvard Business School’s research on black women graduating from Harvard Business School who have achieved # 1. He will share what a study tells us about these successful women. Next, a panel of women CEOs from Africa.com’s definitive list of women CEOs will respond to Professor Mayo’s research by sharing their own trips to the top of corporate Africa and commenting on what is similar to America’s. companies, and what it takes for women to reach the top in Corporate Africa. Finally, we’ll explore the surprising role that stock markets play around the world in advocating for women in big business.