Mark your Calendars!  The weekend of October 5th–7th

Here is the outline for the weekend so far. Friday’s event will be taking place at the HB Thom Theatre in Stellenbosch (see map at bottom of page).  

The theme of the Women’s Summit:

Facing Your Fears and Pushing Your Boundaries — A Gathering of Women for Change

Tentative itinerary — there will be some surprises along the way!

Friday, October 5th

8:00 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9: 15 am — Welcome by Danell Wilson-Perlman

9:15 am – 10:15 am  — Women Entrepreneurs Panel by Team Amplify Africa from Reno, Nevada (Danell, Meg, Meghan and Sharon). We will discuss our struggles and victories and how we keep the momentum going on pushing boundaries and facing our fears. How do we change the dialogue for the next generation? 

10:15 am – 10:30 am — Tea/Coffee break

10:30 am – 10:45 am — TOP (Trails on Purpose) and invite to park run on Saturday by Meg Shea

10:45 am – 11:00am — Sharon DeMattia will be discussing The AIM Project which she will host Saturday and Meghan Ochs will discuss her WOD (Workout of the Day and talk for Saturday)

11:00 am – 12 pm — Semakaleng Mothapo — Behind the dress and make up

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm — Ilze Alberts — Unbreaking the cycle in passing the torch 

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm — Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm — Kirsten Bunch an American Speaker via Skype from the East. Kirsten coaches and mentors women entrepreneurs and executives who want to give back by forming a nonprofit, a foundation or a social enterprise.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm —  Amy Kleinhans-Curd —  You can control the depth of your life

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Fashion Experience/post event Networking Cocktail Reception

Rate per person for the October 5th day event is
R1150 per person.

Last day to register will be October 2nd.

The registration fee includes coffee/tea, lunch and the post networking event.  

Friday night

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm — Power/Pamper/Pajama Party

Time to relax and hang out with new and old friends!  Adel Dreyer will be hosting a Vision Board workshop, we will learn to make African jewelry from one of the ladies of the Kidz Positive Organization and get pampered by the Amy Foundation’s beauty students.  

(limited space available, so sign up ASAP!)
R550 per person. 

The fee covers all activities including the option of a hand and foot massage. This also includes a Buffet style dinner and one drink per person.

Saturday, October 6th

All optional events and activities

8:00 am – 9:00 am — Option to take part in the Stellenbosch Park Run – 5km run or walk

9:30 am – 10:30 am — Meghan Ochs (Team USA) will be teaching a WOD (Workout of the Day) and give a talk.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm —  Sharon DeMattia of The AIM Project will be teaching her art class.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm — Meg Shea will be discussing TOP (Trails on Purpose)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm — Sharon DeMattia of The AIM Projectwrap up the morning event (if participants need more time to finish their canvases) does an art exhibit of some of her previous students’ work but also of the work which took place earlier in the day — where people can come up and explain their artwork. It’s a very freeing experience. 


All presentations and activities, excluding Dinner (TBA)

R600 per person

Saturday night

Women Winemakers Event

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm — A Discussion with Women Winemakers & Weekend Wrap Up Event Happening at Hidden Valley Winery. Bubbly, Charcuterie platters, wine and chocolate … now that’s the way to spend a Saturday evening!


5:45 pm — Registration

6:00 pm — Welcome

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Sindi Mabaso-Koyana — Beyond my Dreams

15 min break — time to grab more wine and some food!

7:15 pm – 8:15 pm — Women Winemaker’s Panel MC’d by Meghan Ochs of Team Amplify Africa USA

8:15 pm – 8:45 pm — Adel Dreyer will finish this powerful weekend with some pearls of wisdom.

Danell will close the event with 15 minutes of Open Mic sharing and the vision and mission of the Amplify Africa program until next year. 


It’s a Wrap!

Saturday Women Winemaker’s Event

Hidden Valley Wines (directions)

R400 per person — limited seating so register ASAP!

Sunday, October 7th

Informal Morning Coffee Meetup to be announced at Winemaker’s event.

For all Event Registrations plus any accommodation and transportation inquiries, please contact Karen Geyser.

HB Thom Theatre