Business World

Rania Anderson : Johannesburg

07h30-08h15                                    Breakfast

Session 1 : 08h15-09h30            What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Women Advance

The session is based on Rania’s experience coaching women in senior and executive positions, her work with women all over the world especially in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, her experience as a senior leader at a large corporation as well as her book Undeterred; The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies.

The presentation covers the specific actions that make a difference in enabling women to advance in their careers and allows men to understand the role they play in effecting the advancement for women. 3 women are identified for one-on-one coaching by a panel of senior leaders (both men and women) at the event gaining immediate wins in their advancement.

Session 2 : 10h00-11h30                 Building a Network for Success

How to

  • Stop random networking.
  • Build a circle of competence and a 360°network internally and externally in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Use social media especially LinkedIn to expand and deepen connections.
  • The difference between mentors and a sponsor, the importance of each and how to develop these relationships.
  • The secret to building a network.

During the presentation, participants will evaluate their own network and build a network action plan.  Participants will be led in a highly interactive session about who they’d like to meet and help each other make connections.


About Rania

Rania Anderson is the foremost expert on the career advancement of businesswomen in developing and emerging economies, a global speaker, an executive coach and the author of Undeterred: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies, the first career advice book expressly written for educated women in developing and emerging economies.

As the founder of The Way Women Work a global platform she speaks to, advises, coaches, trains and writes for women and men at companies around the world including: P&G, GE, Barclays, PwC, Bank of America, T-Systems and O-I programs as well as at universities and conferences around the world.

She has also worked with the US State Department and trained women entrepreneurs from Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Rania began her career at Bank of America where she worked in several functions and attained a senior leadership role.

She became an entrepreneur in 1997, founding and growing an executive coaching and business consulting practice, Meridian Consulting. She has a Masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with an honours concentration in International Business and an undergraduate degree in Business from Oklahoma State University.

Rania is a 2015 recipient of the Women Who Make a Difference Award from the prestigious International Women’s Forum. She is also the co-founder of the 7th Women’s Angel investor network in the United States, now a group of 50 women investors who invest equity in high-growth women-led businesses.




Note : Numbers are limited and your booking is only confirmed on receipt of payment.

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