Women’s
Summits

In 2017, the World Economic Forum estimated that, at the current rate of closing the gender gap, gender equality will only be achieved in one 100 years.

This gap has increased since 2016, when it was estimated that this gap could be closed in 83 years. 

The rate of change and advancement in society needs to accelerate more promptly in order to reflect the life women want for themselves; and create a future that represents the entirety of society.

The Women’s Summits are solutions summits aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5), focussing on gender balance.  They are hosted annually since 2017 to discuss and elevate issues that impact on the development and empowerment of women, at policy level through strategic programs and partners.  Some of the key note speakers at these summits include Mrs Zanele Mbeki, Professor Thuli Madonsela, Mrs Graca Machel, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Ms Amina Mohammed, and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

The Women’s Summits are solutions summits aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5), focussing on gender balance