The International Forum “10 women you need to listen to”, will take place shortly on June 3rd in São Paulo. During the event, extremely important and worldly recognized spokeswomen will attend as lecturers. They are women, who through their experiences, can motivate and inspire other women who wish to be outstanding through their initiatives involving entrepreneurship and leadership.
The Forum will provide the opportunity to share experiences, know-how, and seek creative solutions, offering new opportunities to women participants. The surroundings will offer the opportunity to strengthen networking arising from the meetings and the business roundtables.
The International Forum “10 women you need to listen to” is an event organized by the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) Federation of the Businesswomen and Entrepreneurs (FME-CE CPLP) partnering with the Brazil Africa Institute.
The event will take place at Palácio Tangará (Rua Deputado Laércio Corte, Paraíso do Morumbi, São Paulo, SP). Registrations can be made on the website https://forumfmecplp.com.br/.
THE FORUM WOMEN
She is a Mozambican businesswoman and administrator who has had vast business experience in diverse business sectors. Maria Abdula is the president and founder of CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) Federation of the Businesswomen and Entrepreneurs (FME-CE CPLP).
She is a business leader in Tanzania, and very respected in the economic and political world, especially in Muslim culture. Sara has strong participation in the commercial and mining trade of the country.
She is the President and CEO of GE in Brazil and has had a solid career in leading the growth and expansion of the company in Latin America. She is one of the mentors of the program “Tomorrow’s Executives” (2018), an example of great feminine inspiration and who has had a victorious professional course throughout the conquest of noteworthy positions in the company, which she has gone through.
She is the founder of Black Money, a movement to foster the development of the ecosystems of Afro-entrepreneurs. Nina Silva was elected in 2019 by Forbes Magazine, as one of the 20 Most Powerful Women in Brazil and one of the 100 Afro-descendant, who are under 40 years old, who are most influential in the world.
Maria Helena Semedo
She is a Cape Verdean economist and politician and currently the Deputy Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Semedo was nominated the Fishing, Agricultural, and Rural Development Minister in 1993, and thus, she became one of the first women to be a government minister in Cape Verde. In 1995, she became the Minister of Maritime Affairs and, following that, the Minister of Tourism.
Maria Conceição Nobre Cabral
She is an International Consultant and the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the International Cooperation and Communities. She was also the Former Minister Adviser of the Chief of State for Human Development of Guinea-Bissau. Maria da Conceição Nobre Cabral has had over 30 years of experience working as a diplomat at the United Nations, in the United States and Belgium.
She graduated as a lawyer. McDonald is the International Director of the South-African investment bank in the Standard Bank Group. She transformed a business unit in the red by focusing on international strategy for the bank serving the main African clients and guiding the business flow towards business deals for the region arising from multinational foreigners, raising over 20 billion USD in transactions in the capital market. She was elected in 2017 as one of the most influential women in the financial market by Financial Times.
She is the founder and CEO of Enlight and Co-Chair of the 30% Club Chapter Brazil, Olívia Ferreira has had experience in evaluating CEOs and senior level executives, as well as recruiting top executives and directors for global organizations. She also worked as an HR consultant in Suzano, where she led the talent acquisition sector.
Daniela Mignani began her professional trajectory while working at Banco Nacional, Infoglobo, and Grupo Multiplan – Renasce. In 2000, she joined GLOBOSAT where she specialized in the Pay-TV subscription market. She was the Marketing Manager at the former USA Channel (currently Universal) and Multishow. In 2010, she arrived at GNT, also as the Marketing Manager, and directly participated in the preparation and launching of the new channel programming, in March 2011. In August of that same year, she became the Director of GNT. In January 2014, she also took over the Leadership of Canal Mais Globosat.
She is the CEO of the In Press Group, holding of global public relations agencies and specialized services. Kiki Moretti, a journalist, began to make business ventures in the communication market in 1988 when she started In Press. Nowadays, she is in charge of over 500 people, 75% of the leadership positions are held by women, in the offices of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and Belo Horizonte. Kiki also was chosen by Omnicom, an in international partner of the In Press Group, to lead the Brazilian chapter of Omniwomen, a program for encouraging greater female presence in leadership roles in the holding agencies.
Neima Ferreira is a senior economist and currently responsible for investor relations at the Africa Investment Forum, a multidisciplinary and transactional platform led by the African Development Bank dedicated to accelerating investments in the African continent. In 2018, the platform mobilized 38.7 billion dollars to fund 49 projects on the African continent. Ferreira is the founder of the Napili Project, which aims to emancipate the girls and women of Guinea-Bissau through education and professional training of quality.
Born and bred in Tanzania, Jamila Borda is a hardware/electronics and Development design engineer with a few years of success in the automotive electronics industry, as well as industrial PCs. Currently, at Continental Automotive AG, Jamila Borda specializes in cutting-edge electronic design and in the future of camera systems with surround vision, focusing on driver assistance systems and autonomous driving vehicle technologies. Jamila Borda is also a member of the world’s largest technical organization in electrical and electronic engineering, IEEE.