Virtual Women in Leadership Conference

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August.

We are celebrating the future of women by reflecting and connecting as we discuss topics and trends centered around new thinking, in an effort to lead the recovery from the pandemic and 2 years of worldwide economic instability.

The event will offer two sessions, morning (9:00 – 12:00) and afternoon (13:00 – 16:00), virtually, including a host, keynote speakers, reflective conversations, interactive panel discussions and space to connect, inspire, recognise, and explore the themes that will focus on a revitalised leadership mindset, the importance of authentic connection, and diversity and inclusion.
Morning Session
Wed, 10 August at 09h00 – 12h00

Wellbeing, Self-Awareness and Authentic Leadership and Innovation in a Post-Covid New World
Afternoon Session
Wed, 10 August at 13h00 – 16h00

Equality, Activism, Advocacy and Neurodiversity in Leadership
Full Day
Wed, 10 August at 09h00 – 16h00
Members: Half day = R200 (incl. 15% VAT)
Members: Full day = R300 (incl. 15% VAT)
Non-members: Half day = R250 (incl. 15% VAT)
Non-members: Full day = R350 (incl. 15% VAT)
The professional environment has no shortage of inspirational women. We celebrate and inspire the female leadership of today and tomorrow during the month of August.

The speaker cast will consist of inspiring women in prominent positions, including iIndustry experts and other key executives in business. Speakers will delve deep into the topics at hand, sharing insightful knowledge from their personal experiences and knowledge within their respective areas of expertise.

2 themes | 2 sessions | 4 topics

Morning Session
Wellbeing, Self-Awareness and Authentic Leadership in a Post-Covid New World

#1 Post-Covid Wellbeing and the New Way of Work

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged not only different but, in many ways, stronger, more self-aware, and resilient in supporting their families, employers and wider society. In 2022, women are empowered to have a renewed focus on wellbeing. The conversation will encompass transformations over the past two years as women reflect, reconnect, and revitalise, ensuring that they are stronger, more resilient, and more self-focused than before. The session will touch on post-Covid-related anxiety, establishing boundaries within the new ways we work and policies supporting a flexible working environment.

#2 Boost Self-Awareness as a Pathway to Authentic Leadership

We unpack the importance of authenticity, connection, and self-awareness including the concept of living with intention through consciously creating our environment, identifying priorities and being authentic. The session will tackle insights into branding and self-awareness.

Afternooon Session
Equality and Neurodiversity in Leadership

#3 There is No Single Definition of a Woman

As agents of change, women, and the intersectional experiences of different groups of women in the workplace are far-reaching. Equality, diversity and inclusion enable an organisation to perform better owing to the uniqueness of the individual. We discuss the need to drive awareness and understanding to support employees and women of diverse identities, including women with disabilities, women of colour and, LGBTQ+ women.

#4 The Rewards of Recruiting for Neurodiversity

Dyslexia, ADHD, social anxiety, and more form part of neurodiverse conditions which include a wide range of characteristics. Recruiting unconventionally by employing neurodivergent staff does have benefits as many people with these disorders have higher-than-average or unique abilities. However, the disadvantage is that those affected often struggle to fit the profiles pursued by potential employers. This session seeks to highlight the advantages organisations could gain from recruiting employees from diverse backgrounds, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion awareness training. Out-of-the-box recruitment of neurodiverse people who are wired differently from the “neurotypical” may just bring a new outlook and perspective to an organisation’s efforts to recognise and create value

What value do I get?

Virtual Women in Leadership Conference

As we approach Women’s Day on 9 August 2022, SAICA looks forward to welcoming our women in the profession and leadership community to the 2022 Virtual Women in Leadership Event on 10 August.

We are celebrating our women by reflecting and reconnecting as we discuss topics and trends leading to recovery from the pandemic and two years of worldwide economic instability, centred on new thinking.

The event will offer two sessions, morning (9:00 – 12:00) and afternoon (13:00 – 16:00), virtually, including a host, keynote speakers, reflective conversations, interactive panel discussions and space to connect, inspire, recognise, and explore the themes that will focus on a revitalised leadership mindset, the importance of authentic connection, and diversity and inclusion.
Morning Session
Wed, 10 August at 09h00 – 12h00

Wellbeing, Self-Awareness and Authentic Leadership and Innovation in a Post-Covid New World
Afternoon Session
Wed, 10 August at 13h00 – 16h00

Equality, Activism, Advocacy and Neurodiversity in Leadership
Full Day
Wed, 10 August at 09h00 – 16h00
Members: Half day = R200
(incl. 15% VAT)

Members: Full day = R300
(incl. 15% VAT)

Non-members: Half day = R250
(incl. 15% VAT)

Non-members: Full day = R350
(incl. 15% VAT)
The professional environment has no shortage of inspirational women. We celebrate and inspire the female leadership of today and tomorrow during the month of August.

The speaker cast will consist of inspiring women in prominent positions, including iIndustry experts and other key executives in business. Speakers will delve deep into the topics at hand, sharing insightful knowledge from their personal experiences and knowledge within their respective areas of expertise.

2 themes | 2 sessions | 4 topics

Morning Session
Wellbeing, Self-Awareness and Authentic Leadership in a Post-Covid New World

#1 Post-Covid Wellbeing and the New Way of Work

As the pandemic enters its third year, women have faced overwhelming mental and physical challenges in adapting to new realities. They have emerged not only different but, in many ways, stronger, more self-aware, and resilient in supporting their families, employers and wider society. In 2022, women are empowered to have a renewed focus on wellbeing. The conversation will encompass transformations over the past two years as women reflect, reconnect, and revitalise, ensuring that they are stronger, more resilient, and more self-focused than before. The session will touch on post-Covid-related anxiety, establishing boundaries within the new ways we work and policies supporting a flexible working environment.

#2 Boost Self-Awareness as a Pathway to Authentic Leadership

We unpack the importance of authenticity, connection, and self-awareness including the concept of living with intention through consciously creating our environment, identifying priorities and being authentic. The session will tackle insights into branding and self-awareness.

Afternoon Session
Equality and Neurodiversity in Leadership

#3 There is No Single Definition of a Woman

As agents of change, women, and the intersectional experiences of different groups of women in the workplace are far-reaching. Equality, diversity and inclusion enable an organisation to perform better owing to the uniqueness of the individual. We discuss the need to drive awareness and understanding to support employees and women of diverse identities, including women with disabilities, women of colour and, LGBTQ+ women.

#4 The Rewards of Recruiting for Neurodiversity

Dyslexia, ADHD, social anxiety, and more form part of neurodiverse conditions which include a wide range of characteristics. Recruiting unconventionally by employing neurodivergent staff does have benefits as many people with these disorders have higher-than-average or unique abilities. However, the disadvantage is that those affected often struggle to fit the profiles pursued by potential employers. This session seeks to highlight the advantages organisations could gain from recruiting employees from diverse backgrounds, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion awareness training. Out-of-the-box recruitment of neurodiverse people who are wired differently from the “neurotypical” may just bring a new outlook and perspective to an organisation’s efforts to recognise and create value

What value do I get?