ABASA Women Leading Conference | 30 August 2021 - 3 September 2021

The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa ("ABASA") in partnership with SAGE will be hosting it's 2021 ABASA Women Leading Conference.


From 1 - 30 August every year, we pay tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. A system meant to control women even further and reduce women to passive beings, at the mercy of men.


Women's month also serves as a time to pay tribute to the pioneers of women's movements in our country and as ABASA we celebrate the establishment of Women of ABASA in 2015 through the deliberate leadership of Tantaswa Fubu during her tenure as President of ABASA.


This Conference has been deliberately scheduled for the last week of August to cross over into the month of September to symbolize the need to recognize the immense contribution and leadership of women in our country beyond Women's month.


The conference line up will be as follows:

30th August 2021 Conference Opening : Power Lunch with Tanti and Kgethi

  • Tantaswa Fubu - Barloworld Group Executive : Human Capital and Transformation and Founding President of Women of ABASA
  • Prof Momakgethi Phakeng - Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Town


31st August 2021 Girl Talk with Zozibini Tunzi : Showing up Authentically

  • Zozibini Tunzi - Miss Universe 2019
  • Babalwa Mbuku - Founder and CEO of Ntombam Group
  • Olwethu Ndlovu - Deputy Chairperson of ABASA Pietermaritzburg Student Chapter


1st September 2021 Men's Roundtable : The Role of Men in Accelerating Gender Equity

  • Ashley Dicken - ABASA National President
  • Dominic Sewela - Barloworld Group CEO
  • Bonang Mohale - Bidvest Group Chairman


2nd September 2021 Empowered Women with Tsakani Maluleke : Developing a Gender Transformed Leadership Pipeline

  • Tsakani Maluleke - Auditor General of South Africa
  • Linda Maqoma - ABASA National Head of Transformation, Women and Communication
  • Shirley Machaba - PriceWaterhouseCoopers Southern Africa CEO
  • Tasneem Fredericks - Deputy President of Black Management Forum


3rd September 2021 Closing Event : ABASA Women Awards

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