Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government recognised

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, was a powerhouse of influential business executives, government officials and ambassadors, on the 30th of July 2014. Everyone gathered for the annual event, Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, hosted by CEO Communications.
This was the first leg of 9 events to take place across the continent. CEO Communications hosts these events annually

Influential women at the SA event included role players in Agriculture, Manufacturing & Engineering, Mining, Wholesale and retail, Agencies and Regulatory Authorities, Elected Government Officials,
Employed Government Officials, Arts and Culture, Tourism and Leisure and and numerous other categories.

Local entrepreneur and influential woman, Ali Engelbrecht, based in Howick KZN, carried the flag for the Midlands, in the Welfare and Civil Sector category, winning the Country winner division for the role she has played through Women in Business, an organisation she founded 9 years ago. Winners are announced at each event in Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia and continental winners celebrated in SA on 30 October 2014. For more information please visit:

Women in Business was born in 2005, holding its first monthly luncheon at Fordoun Hotel and Spa in Nottingham Rd. Alison Engelbrecht, WiB founder and entrepreneur has held the reins of this social networking platform of entrepreneurial women since inception. Engelbrecht is humbled to have been recognised as one of Africa’s Most influential Women in Business and Government.

WiB aims to provide linkage between entrepreneurs, and supportive role players. From its origins in Nottingham Rd, WiB is now cyber-based and is experiencing growth in its support base by physical membership, as well as cyber membership. Networking functions take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Community initiatives range from walks, to fun women’s evenings (Corets and Cocktails), Shavathons, Fishing … and social get-togethers, leading to interaction and exchanging of skills and knowledge between entrepreneurially minded women. To find out more, and to benefit from the networking opportunities log onto Ali Engelbrecht can be contacted on

Ali Engelbrecht African Woman award front page pic

Alison Engelbrecht, CEO of locally founded Women in Business