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The Leading Women Summit is an event platform that brings together a unique collection of female leaders and trail-blazers from accross Africa and the world. In honour of International Women’s Day, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA in partnership with Mastercard, will host the 6th FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit and Awards.


With an expected audience of 2,000 leading women, the 2021 edition of the annual event is set to be yet another powerful gathering and milestone, bringing together a unique collection of women from all walks of life to lead the discussion on the theme: Africa Reloaded: The Power Of The Collective. The potential of the continent’s full female workforce can encourage diligent and amplified action towards a better Africa and a new world order.


The new vision can be achieved only by harnessing the power of the collective and collaborating as equal stakeholders who are included in the financial and digital economy. The summit will look back on the year that changed everything, but look forward to reset Africa on a new path to recovery, growth and inclusivity.

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation is tackling the youth employment challenge in Africa. The Mastercard Foundation believes that employment is a leading pathway out of poverty for young people and their families. The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organisations to provide greater access to education, training and financial services for economically disadvantaged people in Africa. As one of the world's largest private foundations, its mission is to advance education and promote financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation is based in Toronto, Canada, and has operated independently of Mastercard International since its inception in 2006.