The one-day power conference, featuring keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions will also aim to provide networking opportunities for taking action.

According to Marie Claire South Africa, attendees of the Marie Claire Power Summit will learn what it takes to be a leader from speakers Nomzamo Mbatha (actress and Audi South Africa brand ambassador), Redi Tlhabi (author and media personality), Terry Pheto (actress), Panashe Chigumadzi (novelist), Lindiwe Mazibuko (politician), Uche Pézard (CEO of Luxe Corp and founder of Luxury Connect Africa), Aisha Pandor (co-founder of SweepSouth) and more.

The Marie Claire Power Summit 2018 will aim to focus on the issues readers care about most, such as gender equality, career, business and activism.

"We, at Marie Claire South Africa, are proud to launch the first-ever #MCPowerSummit2018," says Marie Claire brand director, Emilie Gambade.

"Our aim is to celebrate the collective power of women – which is at the core of what Marie Claire stands for – and highlight the worldwide shift in the way women are campaigning for change. We want this summit to be the source of inspiration and support that connects and empowers women across our continent," adds Gambade.

Asif Hoosen, head of marketing and product at Audi South Africa, says, "The Marie Claire Power Summit also resonates with what Audi stands for. We are a South African brand at heart, so being able to inspire other South Africans in this way is a unique opportunity. Audi is a brand committed to driving progress so helping our audiences realise personal progress is very rewarding."

Tickets to the Marie Claire Power Summit 2018 are on sale now at R980. For tickets, visit

10 #MCPowerSummit2018 ticket holders will win a ticket to ‘The Sixteenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture’, delivered by Barack Obama on Tuesday, 17 July.

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