Thu, Nov 15|
De Beers Group
De Beers Group W Summit 2017
A conference to demonstrate the importance of investing in women and girls to build a sustainable future for everyone and to boost the economies of mining communities.
Time & Location
Nov 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
De Beers Group, 5555 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA
About the event
The W Summit, hosted for the third year by De Beers Group, has the theme this year of ‘pioneering the new business brand’ and highlights women who excel in business. It features sessions on such topics as marketing is dead; engagement is alive, investing in women-led enterprises, the power of influencers, a story of diversity, and wellness and health.
Keynote speaker is Her Excellency Neo Masisi, First Lady of the Republic of Botswana, and opening remarks were by Dr Linah Kelebogile Mohohlo, University of Botswana Chancellor and former Governor of the Bank of Botswana. Other high-profile speakers include Connie Ferguson, actor, producer, model and business woman, jazz diva Mary Starling, and Carmen Smith, Vice-President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering. The one-day event at Notwane Farm in Gaborone is one of a trio of conferences hosted by De Beers Group under the umbrella of the Diamond Symposium Week. The others were the Entrepreneurship Catalyst event last Saturday and the Diamond Conference on Tuesday.