Women in Travel - From Start up to Grown Up: How to successfully develop and grow your enterprise

Women in Travel - From Start up to Grown Up: How to successfully develop and grow your enterprise

18 Apr 2018, 14:30 - 15:30

Inspire Theatre

In Africa, female entrepreneurship is often a success story. According to the World Bank the rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. So what does it take to thrive as a female entrepreneur in travel and tourism?

If you are interested in entrepreneurship, have a business but want to understand how to go about the next step, join us and our stellar panel of panellists to provide you with inspiration, tips and practical answers to your entrepreneurship questions.


  • Brittany Hawkins, Chief Experience Officer, Explore Sideways
  • Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, Owner, Destinate
  • Nwabisa Mayema, Co-founder, NNfinity
  • Ngozi Ngoka, Owner,  Zigona Travel and Tours Ltd



  • Alessandra Alonso



    Women in Travel CIC

    Alessandra Alonso is an experienced mentor, business coach, consultant and strategist. She supports individuals - especially women - and...

  • Brittany Hawkins


    Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer

    Explore Sideways

    Brittany is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Explore Sideways, where she oversees the company vision, strategy, marketing and...

  • Mariette du Toit-Helmbold




    Mariette du Toit-Helmbold is an international destination marketing and tourism thought leader, strategist and in demand internationally as a speaker...

  • Nwabisa Mayema




    Innovative serial entrepreneur and proficient speaker, Nwabisa Mayema’s passion lies in the development of female business owners and their entities...

  • Ngozi Ngoka



    Zigona Travel and Tours Ltd

    Ngozi Ngoka holds a master's degree in International Relations. She began her professional life in the logistics department of a construction company...

  • Mmatšatši Ramawela


    Chief Executive Officer


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