Africa's Largest Startup Campus | Mon 15 July 2024
Powering The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs.

Considering South Africa’s high growth of women entrepreneurs, one can see that unlocking their potential through access to capital and markets can make a huge contribution to the country’s growth and prosperity.


As such, 22 On Sloane, will be celebrating Women’s Month by hosting a panel discussion and a networking event under the theme ‘Investing in Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa’. The event aims to spur conversations regarding the investment landscape (access to markets and access to capital) particularly for women in South Africa. Furthermore, it will be a session that will facilitate and promote thought-leadership amongst valuable stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Intended Outcomes:  

-Supporting the development of a critical skills base that is representative of women

-Inspiring women to be part of South Africa’s investment space by educating and promoting thought leadership,

-Establishing the means to make the environment conducive for women-led business to access various types of capital and markets,

-Bridging the gender gap in the Venture Capital firms by empowering women to get involved in the investment space, either as stakeholders or thought leaders.

Draft Programme


17h00: Arrival and Networking 

18h00: Introduction by the Programme Director Ntandoyenkosi Kunene

18h05: Welcome by Kizito Okechukwu, Executive Head 22 On Sloane 

18h10:  Opening Remarks by Carol Bouwer, Producer of African Odyssey 

18h15: Panel Discussions: Equipping Tomorrow’s Female Leaders with Knowledge 

This session intends to draw inspirational experiences from women working across various investment sub-sectors 

  • Minister Lindiwe Zulu, Department of Social Development 
  • Dr Miranda Moloto, Head of Rehabilitation, Rand Mutual Assurance
  • Tania Mukwamu, Co-Founder, Maxicash
  • Seseselelo Matlapeng, Head of Sales & Marketing Southern Africa, Bureau Veritas  

Facilitated by: Phumla Hlati, Director Programmes United Nations Development Programme 


18h45: Panel Discussions: Connecting Tomorrow’s Female Leaders (Creating a Conducive Environment for Female Investors) 

This session intends to provide an understanding of the type of supportive environment that needs to be created for an investment-ready female entrepreneurs. 

  • Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Department of Small Business Development 
  • Parks Tau, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Gauteng Government
  • Edna Montse, Group Executive: Transformation & Sustainability, African Bank 
  • Mmathebe Zvobwo, Executive ESD Telkom 

Facilitated by: Zinhle Mncube, Investment Associate at 22 On Sloane 


19h15: Dinner and Performance by a 14 year old girl, Sesana Shirilele 


19h45: Panel Discussions: Empowering Tomorrow’s Female Leaders (Capitalising on one another’s Strengths) 

This session will probe for solutions aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs to get more involved in the investment space, through public and private sector collaboration. 

  • Dr Mpho Phalatse, Mayor City of Johannesburg
  • Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, MEC Finance and e-Government Gauteng Government 
  • Unathi Mtya, Group CIO African Bank 
  • Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi, COO , Department of Human Settlements

Facilitated by: Dr Gamuchirai Mutezo, Chief Operations Officer 22 On Sloane 


20h15: Virtual Keynote by Special Guest: Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Deputy President of South Africa 

20h20: Closing Remarks by Sthembiso Mpungose, Chief Investment Officer, 22 On Sloane  

20h30: Networking session and music by DJ Ayanda MVP 


Dress Code : Dress To Impress with a touch of pink