The South African Council for Business Women held their annual summit at Leriba Hotel in Centurion last weekend.
Several members of the Secunda branch attended the summit.
Ancois van Zyl from Secunda is the SACBW national president.
She said the summit included networking, business exhibitions, discussion panel and keynote speakers.
The panel discussion was about mistakes small businesses make and on correcting these mistakes.
The speakers included Annie Malan, Dawie Roodt, Mavis Ureka, Vusi Sindane, Abigail Khuluse, Chris Ledden and Matthys Potgieter as moderator.
“The panel shared their experience and mistakes we as business owners should prevent or avoid,” said Ancois.
They touched on topics including finance, marketing, labour, law, emotions in business.
The first keynote speaker was Winda Austin-Loeve (AHi vice president). She spoke on the topic of Business and Economic Growth.
The second keynote speaker was Lizelle Grobler from Nelspruit, who is the SACBW 2016 Business Woman of the Year award winner in the professional category.
She shared her journey during and after the competition.
The 10 Business Woman of the Year finalists for 2017 were also introduced.

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