Tuesday, March 14
15:00 to 15:50
Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2

Sophia Muradyan's PPT:

We are living in a period of great disruption. Though sometimes controversial, the seismic shifts in both governance and business innovation around the world hold the potential to forever alter the global marketplace. Women have a critical role to play. According to projections from Ernst and Young, over the next decade, the impact of women on the global economy, as producers, consumers, employees and importantly, entrepreneurs, will be at least as significant as that of China and India’s respective one-billion-plus populations. 

During this session, panelists from a wide array of sectors will share ideas and approaches behind educating girls, a critical step to empowering women, who will, as entrepreneurial ‘disruptors’ of the future, continue to build communities, economies and ultimately, help reshape the world". There are challenges to be tackled and innovative approaches to encourage such positive disruption; this panel will address these issues, while providing a roadmap to educating and thusly empowering women, enabling them to work their way out of poverty while breaking an endemic cycle of dependence. We look forward to joining our fellow attendees for an intriguingly unique discussion. 



Teresa Clarke

United States

Speaker Bios: 
Zintle Raziya
Yabasha Energy Solutions

South Africa

Dana Rice
Opportunity International

United States

Sophia Muradyan
World Bank Group

United States

Seema Kumar
Johnson and Johnson

United States