Forbes Woman Africa Partners with Mastercard to Launch its First Regional Forum in Rwanda

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Forbes Woman Africa, a leading publication and affiliate of the famous Forbes brand, in association with financial services group, Mastercard, has announced the inaugural Forbes Woman Africa Regional Forum, a Leading Women Summit initiative, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 9th August, 2019.

Coinciding with National Women’s Day in South Africa, the Forum will bring together 250 powerful women from across East Africa and will follow in the footsteps of the bigger annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, bringing the sought-after gathering to East Africa.

The launch follows an unprecedented fourth edition of the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit that was hosted in Durban, South Africa, on March 8th.

“The Forbes Woman Africa Regional Forum will echo the same fervor and sentiment as the flagship Leading Women Summit but in hosting it for the first time in East Africa, what I am very keen on is coming face-to-face with the women who are at the top of their game in this region – the guests and speakers on the day will be luminaries you don’t want to miss meeting,” said Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa.

As an initiative by the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, the event, which will debut in the East African nation, is to be hosted at the Kigali Serena Hotel and will feature some of the exciting content Forbes Woman Africa has consistently won awards for.

“African women are a force for economic growth and social change, and are playing a critical role in addressing the development challenges faced across the continent,” commented Beatrice Cornacchia, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Mastercard Middle East and Africa.

“As cultural and social dynamics shift, we are beginning to see an environment where women can flourish, and demonstrate the value they offer to every industry and sector in the economy. We are proud to partner with Forbes Africa and believe that this initiative will help to create opportunities for women to reach their greatest potential,” she continued.

The 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit on March 8 saw Supermodel, Philanthropist, Activist and Cultural Innovator Naomi Campbell headline the Durban event, alongside some of the most notable names in business, sports, politics and the arts.

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