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5 August 2021 – Voices of Change

The Voices of Change movement was born at the 2017 One Young World Summit when Accenture and Thomson Reuters identified an opportunity to leverage their networks and experience to create a lasting and impactful change.

The theme for this year – She, He, We, is Power – has a strong message: to harness the power of diversity, collective effort is needed. It refers to the collective power—of women and men—that is now needed to build a more powerful, economically inclusive future. The future relies on collaboration – the theme emphasises that we are more powerful when we stand together in unity. It is only by joining forces to support gender equality, by ‘she’ and ‘he’ becoming ‘we’, that outdated systems will transform. The leaders and influencers that appear on the event schedule illustrate recognition of this across industries. Read more


The keynote for the event will be delivered by;
Professor Bonang Mohale, Chancellor of UFS and Chairman of Bidvest.

Other speakers include;
Josh Levs, previous CNN fact checker, author and UN Gender Champion; Vivienne Artz OBE, Chief Privacy Officer & Managing Director at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Ntombi Langa-Royds, Non-executive Director at Redefine Properties Limited. – View all speakers below.

Thursday, 05 August 2021 | Time: 10h00 – 16h15

Virtual – link to join the call will be shared closer to the date.

No cost
CSI programme (Soar) supported by Voices of Change.

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SOAR! Gives youngsters a glimpse of the wealth of opportunities the workplace might hold for them, ranging from 4IR to technical skills entrepreneurship to psychology to personal care and much more. This fabulous workbook also takes them through their journey of challenges of growing up in the 21st century as it deals with courage, confidence, bullying, depression and many more life issues. The intention of the book is that we inspire a completely new generation in whose hands the future will be entrusted.

Master of ceremony


10h00 – 10h05   Opening Entertainment Lira
10h05 – 10h15   Opening by MC Masa Kekana
10h15 – 10h35   Intro: Ntombi Mhangwani

10h35 – 10h50   UN Women Anne Shongwe

10h50 – 11h30   Speaker 1: Ntombi Langa-Royds

Topic:   Balancing collaboration today: A personal perspective


11h30 – 11h40   Break

11h40 – 11h45   SOAR! CSI video

11h45 – 12h40   Keynote: Bonang Mohale

Topic:   A Conversation about Gender Equality


12h40 – 13h00   Lunch break


13h00 – 13h05   Welcome back Masa Kekana
13h05 – 13h10   Poem 1
13h10 – 13h20     Stretch session Thando Mbele-Sibotshiwe
13h20 – 14h00    Speaker 3 Sneha Shah Topic TBC
14h00 – 15h00   Speaker 4 and 5: Entrepreneurs : Ipeleng Mkhari and Aneshrie Yasar – The slot includes 12-minute Q&A session

15h00 – 16h00    Speaker 6 Josh Levs
Topic: Modern Fatherhood is essential for Gender Equality

16h00 – 16h10    Wrap up of the Day Deshica Naidoo
16h10 – 16h15    Closing: Masa Kekana

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