Conference Overview

The Conference is aimed at women who want to THRIVE!

Success is your birthright and opportunities are abundant, but you have to be willing to take action - and it starts with taking part in events like this where you'll be equipped with the right tools, resources, and like-minded women so that you have the ability to initiate a wave of positive transformations in your community and around the continent.

The Women in EMS Leadership Conference 2024 event is a 2 day program being curated by Eminence Corporate Solution’s Content Manager-Thulani Dube, with an audience of about 80+ delegates, made up of senior executives from EMS, Uniformed Services from public and private sectors. Our goal is to let all the women to THRIVE in their positions and climb up the ladder with grace and integrity. The conference brings together researchers, EMS and Fire services leaders, health care professionals like paramedics, pilots, emergency medical technicians, nurses, medical despatchers, physicians and managers in the area of emergency medical services and pre-hospital care. Attendees can expect to gain practical leadership skills and discover growth opportunities, irrespective of their current positions..


This 3rd Annual Conference is for women who want to achieve these 6 things:

Take control of their work and life now and in the future
Have their voice heard in a way that’s meaningful to them
Reconnect with who they are and all they have to offer
Challenge any limiting benefits that may be holding them back
Value themselves and what they need and want from work and life
Engage and build relationships with other women in the sectors
Conference Venue

We are back again in the beautiful city of Cape Town! 

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Cape Town's vibrant waterfront, Protea Hotel Waterfront invites you to experience unparalleled comfort and luxury. With its contemporary design and warm ambiance, this hotel offers a serene retreat amidst the bustling energy of the city. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of Table Mountain or explore the nearby attractions, including the iconic V&A Waterfront, just steps away.

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Brought to you by Eminence Corporate Solutions

Fuel your motivation to learn new skills, invest in your development and discover your true potential. The conference is a space to connect with like-minded professionals across a multitude of services

  • Be inspired
  • Expand your network
  • Empower yourself
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We have a line-up of amazing speakers for you!

Sindi Mabaso-Koyana

Chairperson, The Advanced Group of Companies

Dr. Palesa Makhale - Mahlangu
Clinical Psychologist Private Practice and Author

Antoinette Lortan

Emotional Intelligence Coach, Human Mirror

Dr. Augusta Dorning
Strategic Advisor, MANCOSA

Shamane Gavripersad
Hospital Manager, Edge Day Hospita

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Moshema Mosia
Chief of Emergency Services, City of Tshwane

Simphiwe Mahlaba
Managing Director, Maponya 911 Rescue

Lt. Col. Michaeline Manaka
Pilot, Head of Department Aeronautical Science & Lecturer, South African Military Academy

Sanky Mahlangu
Head of Risk & Safety, CentralCor, Transnet Freight Rail

Joanne (Jojo) Jordan
Senior First Officer, FlySaFair

Colin Deiner
Chief Director, Disaster Management & Fire/Rescue Services, Western Cape Governement

Penelope Masitho
Centre Manager, Cape Town Emergency Communication Centre (CTECC)

Jocelyn Evans
Fire Safety Engineer, Hoffman and Evans

Dr. Bongani Elias Sithole
Deputy Director, General Head, National Disaster Management Centre

Monique Venter
Lecturer, Emergency Medicine Division, UCT

Dr. Khaya Gobinca
CEO, Chairman, YMS Medical Supplies

Tamsyn Lesch-Heinrich
Client Relationship Manager, Momentum Metropolitan

Gugulethu F Ruka
Managing Director, Bright Future Medical Emergency Services

Shelly Shabalala
Chief Fire Officer, Govan Mbeki Municipality

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Lee Raath - Brownie
Managing Director, Fire and Rescue International

Tash Lachenicht
Managing Director, Epic Emergency Medicine

Testimonials from our previous Conference

Joane (Jojo) Jordan Pilot

The 2nd Women in Emergency and Fire Services event in Cape Town was an unforgettable experience, and I am deeply honored to have been a part of it. It is a testament to the power of unity, determination, and a shared vision for a brighter and more inclusive future in these vital fields……

Busi Arends KZN College of Emergency Care Principal Officer

I wish to take this moment and thank you for inviting me to an unforgettable conference. The engagement and the atmosphere were truly special. The presentations are memorable; I still feel the positive energy. Hope to see you again.

Tshidi Lemeko-Mogoera Disaster Management Fezile Dabi District Municipality

I was inspired and I have taken home the inspiration personally and for my career development. Being around the women of that stature is unexplainable but very fulfilling. I’m grateful to Eminence for inviting me…..

Expected to attend

Health care executives • Hospital administrators • Medical and health services managers • Nursing home managers • Health care managers • Administrative managers • Industrial Fire Chiefs • Municipal Fire Chiefs • Senior Fire Fighters • Fire Engineers • Firefighters • Driver engineers • Lieutenants • Captains • Battalion chiefs • Assistant chiefs • Fire chiefs • Emergency Medical Responders • Emergency Medical Technicians • Call Handlers • Emergency Medical Dispatchers • Paramedics • Audit, Risk & Compliance Managers • Fire Area Managers • Communications and Marketing Executives

Group Medical Directors • Specialist Surgeons • Policy Makers • Regulators • Contact Centres Managers • Fire Engineers • Fire Safety Consultants • Fire Risk Consultants • Occupational Safety Managers • Process Safety Managers • Safety & HSE Managers • HSEQ Managers • Risk Managers • Security Managers • Ops Managers • Doctors • Medical Superintendents • Industrial Safety and Training Managers • GIS Reporting & Data Analysts • Health Information Technicians • Offshore Medics • Industrial Medics • Flight Paramedics • Registered Nurses • EMS Pilots