Dear Women In Leadership

This year the 4th Annual Leadership For Women in Government & SOE’s conference was attended by over 120 women in leadership positions.  The first day coincided with the 94th birthday celebration of legendary Nelson Mandela and we honoured him by singing happy birthday to him in his absence.

ITC had a record number of 8 speakers rated above 70% “Excellent”, as per your evaluation form, thank you for your feedback!
Adv Gesie van Deventer, Executive Mayor, DRAKENSTEIN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Kgari Manotwane,  Chief Director: Transformation, GAUTENG DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Debora Patta, Executive Director, 3RD DEGREE
Dr Maria Frahm-Arp, Undergraduate Assistant Registrar, ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
Workshops – Greg Dalton & Vanessa Henry

Thank you to all speakers for their preparation and commitment to attend this platform!  A special thank you to Hon. Dr. Pemmy Majodina, MEC, EASTERN CAPE DEPT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT &  Hon. Ina Cronje, MEC, KWAZULU NATAL TREASURY for their support in leadership development for women and proving that the sky is the limit!

The conference ended off on a high-note with massages done by Mangwanani, Workshops and a golf experience which had women promise themselves some “me” time by taking up the game.

Some of the key outcomes after the conference, during the open forum include:

  • Motivating the workforce through communicating clearly!
  • If you as a leader think it is cold up there, you have isolated yourself – rather reach out
  • It is good to create a conversation, don’t keep your opinion to yourself, have “fierce conversations”
  • Being young does not make your inferior, step up and lead!
The conference was rated as:
40% Excellent, 50% Good, 10% Average

Each delegate received a goodie bag with gifts sponsored by:

Black Opal, Elizabeth Arden, Cele Perfumes, ITC chocolates and vouchers from Mangwanani & Foschini.

7 Lucky women walked away smiling by winning one of the following lucky draws:
1 Nights stay at Monte Casino
3 Handbags by Cazabella
1 Watch by Mindura
2 Free Seats to next year’s conference

This year women at the conference could do some shopping during breaks at the exhibition stands of Cazabella, Mindura Timepieces, Cele Perfumes and go to the Black Opal stand for a make-up make over! Thank you to our exhibitors!

We look forward to hearing some success stories of women from the conference who went back to their place of work to lead and motivate the workforce.


“Cant wait for next year to come so I can learn more.” – Deputy Director, Department Culture, Sport & Recreation
“The conferences are really empowering.” – Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture
“Women in leadership really need such conferences & interaction with other powerful & successful women who are setting examples & trends. It shouldn’t be limited to Senior Managers only.” – Deputy Director, GDARD

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Best Regards,

ITC Team