Women mean business

13 August 2007

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

The yearly conference is organised by the GSB's MBA students to encourage women to study business, while it also provides an opportunity for networking.

This year's theme was 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 the recently appointed CEO of Mvelaphanda Holdings, Yolanda Cuba; construction company owner Partricia Norris; broadcaster and adventure journalist Patricia Glyn; 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 one organiser, full-time MBA student Celiwe Ntuli. "The turnout was good and responses we got from attendees were positive."

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