Established as a mechanism to support worthy women filmmakers from across Africa in order to contribute to correcting the major imbalances within the industry, The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DISCOP Joburg will present the second of its Women of Influence panel on Wednesday, 14 November at 5pm at the Sandton Convention Centre.
These outcomes based discussions are focused on developing positive solutions and interventions that can have tangible impact for women in the industry. With an eye to both structural and policy change, as well as the issues that affect women at the coal-face, the Women of Influence panels challenge the participants to reflect on how, as women with influence and established networks, they can actively participate in the change needed for more women to succeed.
The panel follows the recent launch of the A-List, Africa’s largest searchable database of women professionals. The A-List was launched at the recent Cape Town International Film Market and Festival and already has over 1,000 registered. The A-List was a direct outcome of the first Ladima Women of Influence panel that took place at DISCOP Zanzibar in July 2018.
The discussions will include women from a diversity of backgrounds whose success and influence can be part of collectively building and strengthening the space that women occupy in the industries The essence of this panel is to develop a framework on how women in African Film can achieve influence through improving individual and collective competence and quality of output in the different fields of filmmaking and related areas.
The session at DISCOP Joburg includes a panel of highly successful and influential women and aims to create a powerful and impactful dialogue where DISCOP delegates can directly engage with women from the entertainment & media industry who have reached the top of their fields.
Moderator: Lara UTIAN- PRESTON – co-founder – The Ladima Foundation
Speakers: Raziah ATHMAN – deputy editor-in-chief – Africanews
Kelly-Anne JOSEPH – head of Operations, SA and Rest of Africa – Kwese
ZeeZee IHE-OKUNEYE – managing partner – How Media & Entertainment
Valentine GAUDIN-MUTEBA – managing director: Media, Sales & Operations – TRACE Southern African Office
Sheila COLE – vice president of Post Productions & Operations – The Africa Channel