2019 Women in Leadership: Ethical Leadership - Conference
Who Should Attend

Women who are mentees and mentors are invited for a day of knowledge-sharing and insight discussion with leading women in business.

  • Gaining an understanding of corporate culture on leadership with an ethical dimension.
  • Gain insight on corporate practices and how they contribute to gender diversity barriers with ethical concerns.
  • Understand whether morality and ethical intent plays a role in leadership succession.
  • To investigate the extent of female managers involvement in career progression and growth in organisational management from an ethical perspective.

The South African business environment presents a challenge with ethics in the workspace due to the impact that gender stereotypes have on the attitude and decision-making of employers and employees alike.

With the aim of establishing the existence of an ethical dimension, this year's Women in Leadership conference will have a host of professional women from diverse sectors and backgrounds sharing their success in their respective career journeys. Whilst demonstrating that hard work pays off and that you can be successful while being ethical.

Women in leadership is aimed at professional women from all walks of life who want to make a difference to the South African economy and leave a mark in their respective professions.

The event will therefore focus on key selected topics, such as leadership involvement, corporate culture, corporate practices and career progression from an ethical perspective

Start time End time Programme  
08:00 08:30 Arrival and registration
08:30 08:40 Welcome and opening Wela Swana
08:40 09:10 Influence of ethics on leadership Nirakasha Sookraj-Yagan
09:10 09:40 Practices and principles on ethical behaviour Silindile Kubheka
09:40 10:10 Panel discussion Niarakasha and Silindile
10h15 10h30 Tea Break
10:30 11:00 Morality and ethical intent in the age of social media Motshidisi Mohono
11:00 11h30 Uncompromised leadership Mariska Mckenzie
11:30 12:00 Panel discussion Motshidisi and Mariska
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:30 Ethical dimensions within the corporate environment Rabia Nana
13:30 14:00 Relationship management while being Ethical Thulisa Keyi
14:00 14:30 Panel discussion Rabia and Thulisa
14:30 15:00 Panel discussion all speakers All speakers
15:00 15:15 Closing remarks

The following will be discussed:

  • Influence of ethics on leadership
  • Practices and principles on ethical behaviour
  • Morality and ethical intent in the age of social media
  • Ethical dimensions within the corporate environment

Nirakasha Sookraj-Yagan CA(SA)
Nirakasha describes herself as a self-motivated, optimistic and ambitious individual. Her parents played a major role in guiding her beliefs and instilled within her a strong value system enabling her to be the successful woman that she is today. She believes that the CA profession offers a world of opportunities and the training received extends beyond finance and auditing. Completing her articles at Moore Stephens CJL, where she grew from a trainee into a qualified CA(SA) and audit manager formed the basis of her foundation. Nirakasha then joined the Bidvest Freight Division as a finance manager at Bidvest Tank Terminals, where she fell in love with the world of finance. This role proved to be a steep learning curve where she was continuously challenged to think differently. She played a key role in keeping the finance team focused on their core goals and embarked on numerous projects that assisted in streamlining processes within the organisation. Thereafter she was recommended for an opportunity to become a finance director at Bidvest SACD. She was appointed a director under the age of 30 and was the youngest director within the Bidvest Freight Division of Bidvest. Nirakasha is the deputy chairperson of the KZN committee of African Women Chartered Accountants, a non-profit organisation aimed at inspiring and assisting young aspiring and qualified CAs(SA).

Silindile Kubheka (MaBophela) CA(SA), CIA, CRMA - National Treasury, Acting Accounting General
Silindile is the current Acting Accountant-General at National Treasury. She started her career in 2002 at Ngubane and Co. as a bookkeeper after obtaining a diploma in Accounting (cum laude) at ML Sultan Technikon Campus (now known as DUT). She served her articles at Nkonki Inc. while continuing her studies which led to her qualifying as a CA (SA) in 2009. She also qualified as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Assurer in 2013, and holds other certificates from Wits and University of Johannesburg. She is currently concluding her MBA at the end of the year. Silindile has held various management positions in different institutions in both private and public sectors including being the Chief Financial Officer of the National Treasury (‘Treasury') where she was responsible for many tough tasks which included always saying 'there is no money!' In 2018 she was nominated for both the Woman of Substance (Woman in Finance Category) and the CFO awards.

Motshidisi Mohono - SuperSport and Vision View Sports radio, Sports Broadcaster
Motshidisi is an award-winning Sport Broadcaster – currently plying her trade at SuperSport International and Vision View Sports Radio. She was recently named Journalist of The Year at the 2018 SA Sport Awards - the first woman in the history of the awards to receive The coveted nod. Her stellar work, that garnered the win, included being part of SuperSport's Production team for the England tour to South Africa; anchoring Super Rugby games in studio And travelling to New Zealand to cover the tournament's final.

Mariska Mckenzie CA(SA) - UJ, Senior Lecturer
Mariska is an energetic individual with a passion for education and financial management. This experienced chartered accountant and registered auditor has made it her a goal to empower as many people as possible to achieve excellence in the field of finance. She joined FNB International Banking followed by an appointment to the Investec Capital Markets team. She is currently employed as a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), where she lectures financial management and provides research supervision for MCom (International Accountancy) students. She obtained her MCom(Finance) degree cum laude from the UJ and is currently working on her PhD proposal on turnaround strategies for municipalities in financial distress. Mariska is an active member of the Limpopo Provincial Audit Committee for the Provincial Treasury, Department of Health and the Department of Community Safety. She is a SAICA professional development consultant and serves as a pre-issuance reviewer for the Auditor-General (AGSA).

Thulisa Keyi – Ms World SA
Thulisa Keyi is an aspiring Chartered Accountant, completing her last year of articles with one of the big four audit firms. Her journey began in matric where she obtained six distinctions and was the top achiever in the East London district. Through this achievement, she got three scholarships and a bursary to the University of Cape Town where she completed her Bcom Accounting degree and Honours in accounting.
Connecting the dots and realising that her true purpose lies in using her voice to empower others, she combined her passion for education and women empowerment to enter Miss South Africa and won the title of Miss World South Africa. This not only gave her the opportunity to represent South Africa at Miss World in China, but also gave her a platform to share her story, inspire and empower women and youth.

Rabia Nana CA(SA) - BDO, Audit Manager
Rabia is founder of The Rabia Foundation and audit manager at BDO South Africa Inc. She grew up in Lenasia. Her parents divorced at a very young age leaving her mom and relatives to bring them up alone. Although her childhood was tough, she worked really hard in high school in order to gain entrance into University. After a series of failures and setbacks, today she is a proud CA(SA). In 2016, she went on to formalising her dreams and established The Rabia Foundation. Her belief is that children are so innocent and don't ask to come here and it's quite sad when you see how many of these kids are orphaned, abandoned and underprivileged. So many of these children have the potential to make it in life but just don't get the chance to. Since then The Rabia Foundation has grown from strength to strength aiding orphaned and underprivileged children by providing food and other supplies as well as regular visits with these kids.

Thabang Mashigo - Altitude Connection, Executive Director
Thabang is a highly sought after Global Speaker, Facilitator, Think Tank and Business Strategist. She is an Executive Director of Altitude Connection, Co- Director of Maat Solar Group and AgriComm Africa. Thabang has served as an Advisor to the Zambian Energy Council and High Commissioner as well as the Malawian Consulate. Furthermore, Mashigo is a former speech- writer to the South African Presidency and select Ministers in Parliament. She obtained a BA Honours (Political Science, Psychology, International Relations), specializing in Diplomacy& Negotiations + the Global Political Economy from Witswatersrand. She has a Masters in Public Policy from Atlantic University, USA; and is currently pursuing an MBA in Energy Leadership from the Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland.

Dates And Venues
Wed, 28 AugJohannesburgThe Maslow Hotel Reserve a place
This event counts towards a maximum of 5.50 hours verifiable CPD. Please record your CPD hours on the CPD system accessible via the SAICA website, alternatively please bring your membership card to the presentation.
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Investment / Fee
Member and non-member R 1 000,00
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      1. there was an overbooking by SAICA;
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    1. All cancellations received less than 8 (eight) calendar days prior to the date of the Event shall incur a cancellation fee of 50% (fifty) percent of the Event fee.
    2. Individuals who have booked for an Event but fail to cancel, or transfer (in accordance with 7 below) or substitute (in accordance with 6 below) a booking shall remain liable for the booking and as a result thereof forfeit the Event fee.
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    3. Non-members who substitute a member will be liable for the difference between the member Event fee and non-member Event fee.
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    2. No charges will be levied for a Transfer unless a request for a Transfer is received 15 (fifteen) working days after the first booking, in which case an administration fee of R300 (three hundred rand) shall be charged.
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