Women mean business

03 August 2007 | Story by Daniella Pollock

The business end: Patricia Glynn was one of the guest speakers at the GSB's Women in Business Conference on 1 August.

On 1 August, the eighth Women in Business Conference hosted by UCT's Graduate School of Business (GSB) raised about R70 000 for a bursary fund for female students.

The yearly conference, organised by MBA students at the GSB, wants to encourage women to study business while providing an opportunity for networking.

This year's event was themed Diary of a Woman Entrepreneur, and topics ranged from How to Target Big Business to How to Secure Funding: Where Do I Get The Pennies.

The speakers were recently appointed CEO of Mvelaphanda Holdings, Yolanda Cuba; construction company owner Partricia Norris; broadcaster and adventure journalist Patricia Glynn; singer/songwriter Verity; MBA graduate and businesswoman Ziggy Owei; and director of the UCT Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr Mike Herrington.

'The day was aimed at showcasing women in business', said Celiwe Ntuli, one of the day's organisers and full-time MBA student at the school. 'The turnout was good and responses we got from attendees were positive,' she said.

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