“An important time for women in our continent’s development…”


In March 2020, Bonang took part in a number of empowerment events over  International Women’s Day weekend, including the Forbes Africa Leading Women Summit in Durban and the SLAY Festival in Johannesburg .

Ahead of the weekend Bonang featured on the cover of Forbes Women Africa, in the Top 50 Power List along with Ugandan executive director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima, Cameroonian born technology entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong and former trade unionist and businesswoman, South African, Irene Charnley.


“It is a great honour to be on the cover of such a prestigious magazine with other esteemed woman from across Africa at such an important time for women in our continent’s development. We have numerous challenges, including gender based violence and girl’s education, but I believe that we as empowered African women can play an incredibly powerful role in creating robust, harmonious and successful future societies,” says Bonang.


Forbes Woman Africa is an award-winning pan-African title profiling trailblazers in business, society and life while inciting debate on issues that matter, while the Forbes Leading Women Summit celebrates and explores the achievements of African woman who have accomplished the extraordinary against all odds. The summit also features over 30 thought-leading speakers representing politics, sports, business, the arts and science from across Africa and the world.


On Saturday, Bonang was the Keynote Speaker at the first ever SLAY Festival in Johannesburg, including a Q&A with attendees about her business and career. A one-day learning and networking event for young professional women, SLAY Festival features high profile speakers, brand activities, networking sessions, masterclasses and leadership circles. 


Adds Bonang: “I’m thrilled to be the keynote speaker at SLAY Festival. It is an incredible opportunity for young women to get together to hear real talk, honest conversations and learn real world skills in order to realise their dreams and their potential and, of course, to have a fun day out to good music, good food, and great vibes.”