Kenya Bankers Association(KBA) will bring Africa’s leading women in banking and finance from more than ten countries in a virtual conference geared at spearheading gender diversity in top leadership. The conference themed “Breaking Barriers and Redefining Leadership in Africa” will promote networking, and exchange of ideas, driving towards gender diversity in leadership.
Speaking on the upcoming conference, KBA CEO Dr Habil Olaka called upon financial service providers to embrace gender diverse leadership. Habil says that the convention will “showcase the immeasurable opportunity a gender-inclusive leadership set-up has on the overall performance of an organization.”
The e-summit set for 15th and 16 October 2020 will feature fireside chats, panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions, featuring influential women in the African banking and finance space.
Central Bank of Kenya, Deputy Governor, Sheila M’Mbijjewe will make a keynote speech with speakers for the event including Arunma Oteh, Former World Bank Treasurer and Vice President and current academic scholar at the University of Oxford. Other speakers for the event include Bank of Kigali CEO Diane Karusisi, Bayo CEO Juliana Rotich, Absa Bank Ghana MD Abena Osei-Poku among others. Together, they will discuss important topics like navigating carers in corporate and investment banking and the relationship between transformation leadership and organizational performance.
The e-conference sponsors include DTB, Mastercard, Safaricom, and Strathmore Business School. Other strategic partners are New Faces New Voices, a network organization under the Graça Machel Trust; and Kenyan Wallstreet, a leading digital business media content platform.
During the e-summit, KBA in partnership with Strathmore Business School, New Faces New Voices and Kenyan Wallstreet will launch the Amari Book Club, which will build a community of women in the financial services sector and facilitate leadership development through mentorship and networking.
“There is power in diversity! Harnessing it will be the catalyst needed to break barriers that have limited Africa’s potential. As the Bankers Association of Zambia, we are keen to promote gender parity in the financial services sector to spur Africa’s growth. To that end, we are proud to be one of the strategic partners for the Africa Regional e-Conference for Leading Women in Banking and Finance,” says Leonard Mwanza, CEO, Bankers Association of Zambia.
Visit www.africaleadingwomen.com for the full list of speakers and facilitators.