Cape Town, February 15th, 2019 – Bonang Matheba, South African media personality and entrepreneur, will be a panelist at the upcoming #WeSeeEqual Gender Equality summit on Monday, 18 February. The summit is co-hosted by P&G and UN Women in Mumbai, India, and will bring together leading voices in policy, government, business, media and entertainment from across the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Africa.
MsMatheba will be joined by Richa Chadha, Bollywood actress, Amina Khalil, award-winning Egyptian actress and Tia T. Gordon, UN Women Chief Communications and Advocacy, to discuss the baseless rules that are holding young girls and women back and the role that the media, brands and influencers can play in creating a gender equal world for the next generation.
“I am passionate about gender equality, and especially about creating a brighter future for the women of tomorrow. I am excited about taking part in this important conversation and doing more to help girls everywhere reach their full potential,” said Ms. Matheba.
“At P&G, we aspire to build a better world for all of us – inside and outside of P&G – free from gender bias and with an equal voice and equal representation for women and men. This summit is an important part of the journey and we are honouredthat Ms. Matheba has accepted our invitation to participate,” added Deepa Vaidyanathan, Head of Communications for P&G India Middle East and Africa.
Ms Matheba has added her voice to other important gender equality platforms, in particular in support of girls’ education, such as the 2018 #LeaveNoGirlBehind discussion at the UN General Assembly. She is also the founder of the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund that supports tertiary education funding for girls.
Other notable guests of the one-day We See Equal summit includeUnited Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chief Brand Officer of P&G, Marc Pritchard and Bollywood stars Neha Dupia and Angad Bedi. The summit will share perspectiveson gender equality in its many facets including women’s economic empowerment, the role of advertising and media, the myths that are holding us back from equal representation in leadership and the workplace, and the importance of male champions as advocates.