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Women in Leadership Breakfast
Start Date: Aug 14, 2014
End Date: Aug 14, 2014
Venue: WorldsView Academy, WorldsView House, 150 Kelvin Drive, Woodmead Johannesburg
Description: Symphonia is a nonprofit organisational change practice that works with leaders to engage their stakeholders so that talent, human energy and creativity is maximised. Its mission is to ignite a sense of possibility everywhere we work.

Symphonia is hosting a Woman in Leadership breakfast under the theme ‘Women in Leadership’ on 14 August 2014 in Johannesburg.

The event speakers will be sharing their journeys, guaranteed to inspire, motivate and uplift.

“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” - Phylicia Rashad.

Symphonia’s intention is to focus on this magical female ability as leaders of self, teams, communities and others.

The four speakers for August are:
• Roslyn Solomon;
• Terryn Palani;
• Liezel van Arkel and
• Femi Adebanji.
About the Speakers:

Roslyn Solomon

Roslyn Solomon is the founder and director of Thinking Company, is regarded as an international thought leader in the science of Conversational Intelligence. Based on her extensive experience in systems thinking and collaborative methodologies, she works with leaders and teams expanding their thinking and co-creating strategies to address the complex issues that they face. She is also on the adjunct faculty of the University of Witwatersrand where she lectures in Self Mastery and Leadership and is a Professional Associate at The Gordon Institute of Business Science - Pretoria University (GIBS) where she is involved in their corporate programme design, workshop delivery and learning integration.

Roslyn will tell a story about conscious choice, a story that illuminates stereotypical views of women. She will also explore how we reinforce them with deeply held, tacit beliefs and the messages we unconsciously convey in our words and actions.

Terryn Palani

Terryn is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She has a passion for capability development, strategic change management, community partnerships, coaching and OD. She has vast experience in financial services, FMCG and the telecommunications industry, having worked at companies such as Standard Bank, SABMiller, ABI and Vodacom. She is currently the Executive Head of Organisational Effectiveness and Change for the Vodacom Group where she focuses on aligning functions to the business strategy through proactive and continuous diagnosis of organisational effectiveness, as well as designing and implementing organisational improvements to ensure long term profitability and growth. Terryn has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

In Terryn’s journey so far she has found that being a woman is just half the battle in the corporate world, being a young woman or even a young-looking woman can compound the barriers one faces. She would like to share her journey with you and encourage you to let your youthful, feminine approach be your strength, not something you apologise for in order to look more like the leader people expect you to be.

Liezel van Arkel

Liezel is the project manager at Consulting, WorldsView Academy. She always knew she wanted to be involved in ‘growing businesses by working with people’ but was in no hurry to start a specific career, she also believes in allowing life to take you on the journey you need to go on. After a Law degree, an honours in Psychology and finally an MBA, she sold her retail business of 12 years and found a home in the OD world, the perfect combination of effectiveness and health! Her current position at WorldsView Academy still calls heavily on her entrepreneurial spirit as she was given the challenge of starting and growing the new OD consulting division within the academy.

Liezel looks forward to sharing some interesting learning stories with fellow women in leadership on this topic. In her capacity as business owner as well as division manager in her current role, she learnt early on that ‘a moment of thought’ before charging in, can make a world of difference to the confidence with which you present yourself, the overall effectiveness outcomes in business, and also the establishment and path of relationships.

Femi Adebanji

Femi is a business speaker at Femi Adebanji and Associates. With client feedback such as ‘you rock!’, Femi’s career as a dynamic, fresh and ‘straight-shooting’ business motivational speaker has been featured in interviews with leading publications such as the Business Day, Entrepreneur Magazine, television interviews and on numerous mainstream radio stations. His ability to intelligently deliver solid business content around high-performance business culture, leadership and motivation has earned him the privilege of working with blue-chip clients such as the Office of the Presidency, Unilever, Barclays Africa, Duke Corporate Education, Standard Bank, Old Mutual, Nedbank, Tsogo Sun, the Endangered Wild-Life Trust and many more.

As a professional business speaker he shares insights based on first-hand experience, with corporates all over South Africa and abroad, on how to design and develop high-performance businesses, create an inspirational leadership culture, motivate their employees and unleash business greatness!

‘High Performance Leadership - Inspired Leadership Lessons from Women’ - Femi’s talk will focus on the inspirational leadership lessons we can learn from women in the business world. It will also focus on what sets inspirational and high-performance leaders aide from the rest.

Breakfast will be served on arrival.

During the course of the morning, every speaker will share their story, followed by questions and discussions after each conversation and time to network with people at your table and with the speakers themselves.

Time: 9h00 - 12h00 (8h30 registration).

Fee: R350 00 (Excl. VAT)

To book your place, contact Johleen, Email: Johleen@symphonia.net, Tel: 021 913 3507.

Symphonia looks forward to having you and your team (male teams members are most certainly welcome), with us!

For more about Symphonia South Africa, refer to www.symphonia.net.
Website: http://www.symphonia.net
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: Symphonia for South Africa - Partners for Possibility
Participation Requirements: Open

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