Sponsors

  • Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

  • Investing Across the TMT Spectrum
    IFC channels investments toward private companies that bridge the digital divide by building modern communications infrastructure and information technology businesses. By making technology more widely available in developing countries, these investments give local populations access to the latest applications, systems, best practices & wider markets, accelerate GDP growth and increase productivity.
    Our TMT Clients: Our clients range from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators. For smaller firms we offer venture financing, encouraging private sector investment in markets traditionally considered too risky. For larger firms we offer debt, syndication and loan guarantees. IFC in TMT: 20+ Years experience making TMT investments in emerging markets; Arranged and provided $8.3 billion in financing to over 115 telecom and IT projects in developing countries; Global TMT investment team with offices in over 80 countries. IFC is: Largest multilateral source of private sector financing in emerging markets; Resources and know-how of a global development bank with the flexibility of a merchant bank; Promoter of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards; $50+ billion portfolio spread across 111 countries in over 2000 companies. Financial Products: Equity and Early Stage Equity; Quasi-Equity; Subordinated Debt; Risk Guarantees ; Revolving Credit Loans; Project and Corporate Loans; Syndications; Local Currency Financing. TMT Investment Areas: Telecoms; Satellite; Sub-Marine Cables; Wireless/Cellular; Fiber Backbones; Broadband; Towers; Managed Services; Media; Infrastructure; Applications ; Content; Technology; Information Security; Data Centers e/m Payment Systems; IT & IT Enabled Services; Hardware/Devices

Media partners

  • CWN has been committed to providing a community network to support senior businesswomen for over 40 years.

    We actively involve our members in our professional development, charitable and social activities. Similarly, we team with our membership, partner with organisations that share our vision and connect with the wider community to strengthen the chain of female leadership in business and in wider society. We recognise that the collaboration of different voices at all levels and from all backgrounds is key to unlocking our collective potential.

    The evidence shows that a more diverse and inclusive workforce is transformational to business performance and financial resilience. Valuing difference is not only common sense; it is smart business.

    CWN acts as a hub where we listen to each other and engage with our membership, colleagues and partners in a common endeavour. This strength and depth is foundational to executing on CWN’s mission. Thanks to the passion and dedication of our Board, our committees and the wide support we receive from our members and volunteers, we are here to mobilise responsible leaders of today driving diversity across their businesses and to invest in the leaders of tomorrow.

    Our mission is to be of service primarily to our members as individuals and corporates, but also to business and wider society in three ways:

    Connections
    CWN provides a high calibre, supportive environment where our members come together to make and strengthen connections, grow their networks and share knowledge.

    Development
    CWN is committed to providing topical, relevant events and access to opportunities to support and progress.

    Advancement
    CWN uses its platform purposefully to strengthen the chain of female leadership by initiating and collaborating on activity to address gender and diversity imbalance in business and the economic risk of inaction, for the benefit of our members and wider society.

  • Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

    OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

    OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

  • Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.