Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Tedx Johannesburg announces bold speakers for event line up


TEDxJohannesburgWomen: Bold+Brilliant takes place in the closing days of 16 Days of Activism 2019 and among the speakers is Professor Pumla Gqola – a feminist, Pan-Africanist, academic, author whose books include Rape: A South African Nightmare and Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist.

“We are greatly looking forward to our second event for women – an occasion for inspiration, and for recognising the incredible work championed by women and girls in all fields,” says Kelo Kubu, TEDxJohannesburg Licensee. “We are very proud of the line-up that we’ve secured. It reflects so many important spheres – and will enthral and engage our audience through the signature eighteen-minutes-or-less format.”

Speakers include:

Azania Mosaka – Talk radio host and TV presenter, beauty entrepreneur

Ingrid Lotze – Co-founder of Hers&His, diversity and inclusion advocate

Karabo Moletsane – Illustrator, graphic designer and street artist

Kerryn Krige –  Social enterprise specialist, author

Leanne Manas – TV anchor, broadcast icon

Leeko Makoene – Farmer, entrepreneur, CEO of Made With Rural

Lerato Mogoatlhe – Author, journalist, travel enthusiast

Lexi Monzeglio – Co-founder of Lexi’s Healthy Eatery, advocate for sustainable living

Dr Marlena Kruger –  Tech addiction expert, founder of TechnoLife Wise Foundation

Nneile Nkholise – Tech entrepreneur, founder of 3DIMO

Prof Pumla Gqola – Feminist, Pan-Africanist, academic, author

Tashmia Ismail-Saville – CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES)

Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo – Founder of African Dermal Science, makers of skincare for African skin

Yolande Steyn – CEO and founder of FNB eWallet Solutions, head of FNB Innovation

An additional highlight of TEDxJohannesburgWomen: Bold+Brilliant will be the working lunch sessions that take place between the event’s morning and afternoon speaker sessions.

An open call to host these 10 sessions saw nearly 100 applications touching on many important topics – including self-defence techniques, gender diversity and inclusion and the ugly truth about gender capital.

These working lunch sessions are open to attendees of TEDxJohannesburgWomen only and potential audience members are encouraged to book their tickets as soon as possible to be able to attend what promises to be a brilliant addition to TEDxJohannesburgWomen.

“Everyone – not just women – is welcome to gather in celebration of moving forward, boldly and brilliantly, while sharing the work of shaping our future,” concludes Kubu.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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