For the past 19 years, the MBA students at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business have hosted an annual UCT GSB Women in Business Conference. This event brings together leaders and executives from the private, public and NGO sectors who have brought about meaningful change in our business landscape. The Women in Business society’s vision is to leave an inspirational legacy by creating a platform for women to connect, engage and excel in their professional and personal lives.

The conference boasts a full day programme that includes networking opportunities and vendor exhibitions, offering a unique perspective on rising above challenging circumstances. The conference offers an array of experiences and tools to inspire leaders to be fully involved in making a positive difference in business and our communities. It offers an enriching platform to motivate, inspire and connect people of all industries and experience.

The UCT GSB WIB Conference has run annually since 1999 during Women’s Month. More information about the Conference is available on the Women in Business Facebook group or email

The theme of this year’s conference is “From Passion to Action: Changing the world we live in.” The purpose of the conference is to raise funds toward a scholarship for a deserving women to participate in UCT’s 2019 academic programmes, who would otherwise be financially excluded.

In an effort to further our relationships with the corporate sector, as well as meeting our fundraising goals, the WIB conference will provide your company with an unparalleled opportunity to increase your visibility and grow your network across a unique and diverse range of professionals, agencies and organizations. Companies can negotiate sponsorship in exchange for brand exposure, and are invited to donate raffle prizes, silent auction prizes, or goodie-bag items.

Please find our corporate sponsorship opportunities and benefits here.