1 & 2 November 2017
Location and Venue:
The Radisson Blu, Maputo

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Mozambique Women Leaders Summit 2017

African Influence Exchange (AIE) is very pleased to bring together a remarkable group of leaders, representing various fields and industries, who will share their perspectives on how women can practically move forward with great confidence and resolve. Furthermore participants will explore and uncover some of the findings on why it’s essential for female leaders to ”spring forward” in the face of adversity and change, rather than simply bouncing back.

Mozambique Women Leaders Summit will provide you with the key tools, strategies and steps to become an impact-driven leader:

  • Redefining leadership: Hear from influential women leaders successfully tackling women challenges
  • Discover how to be the driving force for change in your organisation through interactive panels
  • Discover what leading organisations are doing to advance women and accelerate the growth of companies as a result
  • Ensure you have the tools to drive a growth transforming corporate culture
  • Challenge stereotypes and unconscious bias
  • Realise how to use your position as a leader to mentor and empower your peers & subordinates.
  • Use a metrics-based approach to eliminate bias in recruiting, hiring, performance reviews, & promoting
  • Set goals, develop an organisational action plan, and implement tools for change
  • Proven strategies to engage men in the gender equality debate
  • Create a perfect path for Work-Life Integration
  • Money and women – Your key pathway to financial stability
  • Collaborative discussions and networking activities to help you make lasting connections with other women leaders


  • Luxury Goodie Bag for each attendee
  • Amazing Prize Giveaways!
  • Exclusive Lunch Event on Day 2 – with Keynote address. Hosted by Selma Inocência
  • Speed Networking Introductions


The summit is designed for companies who are interested in better supporting women’s advancement and promoting diversity in their organisations.

The program is ideal for:

  • Executive Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Professional Development Directors
  • Diversity Directors/Managers
  • Leaders of internal initiatives - women’s initiatives, diversity programs, mentoring and sponsorship programs, and/or other groups

* PLUS all other professionals committed to gender and diversity issues!

Confirmed Presenters and Speakers:

*** H.E. Dr. Luisa Diogo (former Prime Minister of Mozambique) *** 
*** Monica Monteiro, Vice-president, FME (BRAZIL) ***
*** Mr. Boaventura Veja, UN Women Mozambique ***
*** Gabriel Chalita (BRAZIL) ***

Chairperson: Fernanda Fazenda, Executive Director, ACIS
Dr Gracinda Mataveia, Dean Gender Coordination, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Maria Assunção Abdula, President, FME CPLP 
Denise Cortês Keyser, Managing Director, Core Investments, SA.

Paula Boca, Central Director, BCI
Ana Santiago, Chief Financial Officer, MPDC
Tania Tome, Executive Director, Ecokaya Investments Group
Milva Santos, Director General, Essence Holdings  
Jane Iraci, Senior Human Resources Regional Manager ( East Africa) (Global Growth & Operations), General Electric Mozambique
Lulu Letlape, Executive Chairman, Letcom South Africa  
Sasha Vieira, Head of Incubator, Standard Bank Mozambique
Katia Agostinho, Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique (FSDMoç)
Celia Hofmeister, Managing Director, Tsolnet Mozambique Lda 
Clara Neves, Director Human Resources, FNB
Esperança Macovela, Director of Communications and Public Relations, ENH
Ms Gerciav Sequeira, President, Mozambican Association of ICT Professionals
Evandra Cossa, CEO, Ezeemoney
Selma Inocência


Attendee Fees:

2 Day Leadership Series: USD 750 per person

Group Pricing:
3 – 4 Delegates: USD 680 per person – RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT
5 – 6 Delegates: USD 650 per person – RECEIVE 15% DISCOUNT
7 + Delegates: USD 600 per person – RECEIVE 20% DISCOUNT 

Featured Downloads:


Actions Government and Business Can Take to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment
- by Laura Tyson and Jeni Klugman

Inclusive and sustainable development around the world—leaving no one behind—is the overarching vision of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are central to realizing this vision, yet there’s much work to be done. As the world marks International Women’s Day on March 8th, we have outlined a number of steps that business and government can take to close the gender gap in financial and economic inclusion. Read more here.

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  • PRIZE GIVE AWAY Sponsor (4 available)

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H.E. Dr. Luisa Diogo (former Prime Minister of Mozambique)
Monica Monteiro, Vice-president, FME (BRAZIL)
Mr. Boaventura Veja, UN Women Mozambique
Denise Cortês-Keyser, Managing Director, Core Investments
Clara Neves, Director Human Resources, FNB Mozambique
Evandra Cossa, CEO, Ezeemoney
Paula Boca, Central Director, BCI
Sasha Vieira, Head of Incubator, Standard Bank Mozambique
Ana Santiago, Chief Financial Officer, MPDC
Dr Gracinda Mataveia, Dean Gender Coordination, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Milva Santos, Director General, Essence Holdings
Selma Inocência, Journalist
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Sponsors & Exhibitors


Banco Comercial e de Investimentos (BCI) was established in January 1996, as a result of an initiative of mostly Mozambican entrepreneurs. In April 1997, BCI began to operate as a commercial bank, opening its first branch. Initially orientated as an investment bank, BCI was repositioned, from 2008, as a retail bank, to reach all Mozambicans. Today it is the bank with the largest branch network in Mozambique, operating through more than 200 branches and counting with 1.550.000 customers. In 2011, BCI launched innovative and differentiating solutions, such as Conta daki, Chip EMV, Mini POS, Mini ATM and cards Tá-se and Tako Pago, contributing to increasing financial inclusion of the Mozambican population. Today is the largest bank in Mozambique in the main indicators. 



Maputo Private Hospital is part of the South African group Lenmed Health which has more than 30 years of experience and success in hospital management and works with the spirit of offering highly personalized health care. The Lenmed Health Group is committed to creating healing spaces for its communities, focusing on attracting the best skills and dedicated to creating an unwavering and dedicated team. The two languages, Portuguese and English are spoken in the hospital to ensure that all our patients feel at home. Maputo Private Hospital is Mozambique’s first private hospital, is equipped with cutting edge facilities and is located in the heart of Maputo.