Women’s seminar 2012


The Women’s Leadership Seminar, organised by The Renaissance Network, Ms Peggy Pillay and Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC and which drew together a dynamic team of presenters and delegates to critically discuss a comprehensive range of issues related to women’s empowerment, was successfully hosted on 25-26 June 2012 at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre in Braamfontein. The programme is provided below. Please click on each speaker’s name to download her presentation.


Programme – day one

08h00 – 08h50: Registration and Refreshments
08h50 – 09h00: Welcome and introduction to the programme
(Ms Peggy Pillay, Programme Director)
09h00 – 10h30: PANEL DISCUSSION:
Exploring Women’s Career Mobility: The Glass Ceiling-Myth or Reality?

10h30 – 11h00: Mid-morning refreshment break
11h00 – 11h45: Gender Mainstreaming: Sharing perspectives and organisational learning from the City of Johannesburg

11h45 – 12h30: Women and Entrepreneurship – Sharing personal triumphs and challenges encountered in self-employment

12h30 – 13h15: A DVD Screening on: A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, followed by facilitated discussion in plenary
13h15 – 14h00: A networking luncheon
14h00 – 14h45 Highlighting the professional development of women through a planned and structured approach to the career management odyssey

14h45 – 15h30: Emotional Intelligence – A different kind of smart: the key competency to personal transformation

15h30 – 16h00: Wrap-up and closure of the day’s proceedings

Programme – day two

08h30 – 09h00: Early morning refreshments
09h00 – 09h45: The role of women leaders in creating winning teams

09h45 – 10h30: A Business Perspective: Talent search, management and retention –
Creating new standards of excellence in the development and empowerment of women

10h30 – 11h00: Mid-morning refreshment break
11h00 – 11h45: Financial Fitness for Women: Taking ownership of your personal financial portfolio

11h45 – 12h45: Women and Optimal Wellness: From Ergonomics to effective Stress Management and Drug Therapy

12h45 – 13h00: An Open Reflection and Discussion Forum
13h00 – 13h45: A networking luncheon
13h45 – 14h45 Breakaway sessions: Sharing personal experiences and key challenges in the women’s development and leadership landscape and exploring some strategies to effectively address these
14h45 – 15h30: Report back in plenary and recommendations from breakaway sessions
15h30 – 16h00: Closure and vote of thanks