Africa’s most successful businesswoman Isabel dos Santos will attend forum on role of Lusaphone businesswomen
LISBON, PORTUGAL - Media OutReach - 24 September 2019 - The role of women in
business has gained much attention in recent years, and on 23 September
Lusophone countries will gather in Lisbon, Portugal, and discuss the topic in
successful businesswoman Isabel dos Santos will be in attendance, both as one
of the continent's female success stories and as a fierce advocate for the role
of women in the economy. She will speak on a panel discussing innovation.
Another two panels discussing internationalization and mobility will also be held.
Forum on Mobility and Innovation will be hosted
by the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), and will discuss how
best to promote the role of women in CPLP economies and promote them into
organized by CPLP Federation of Women Entrepreneurs, will be attended by over
200 individuals from the community's nine CPLP member states, as well as from
observer countries. Dos Santos, a native of Angola, has extensive investments
both in Portugal and other CPLP countries.
There are nine
member states of the CPLP: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde,
Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor, and Equatorial Guinea.
Federation of Women Entrepreneurs was founded in 2016. Other female
participants in the forum include: aviation businesswoman Marianela Mirpuri,
president of the Cape Verdean Businesspeople Association Ana Denise Lima
Barber, and Rita Nabeiro, CEO of Adega
Santos will also be speaking at the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New
York on 25 September. That forum will discuss restoring global stability in the
midst of environmental and economic instability. Leaders will explore how global
partnerships and international investment can both prevent climate change and
promote free trade.