You are invited to our first dinner for 2013

Dear GGD Attendees

2013 has finally arrived. We hope that you had a relaxing holiday and ready to take on a new year. We would firstly like to thank you for your support throughout 2012 and look forward to seeing you at the 2013 dinners. Suhaifa Naidoo will be organising the dinners for 2013 once again, however if anyone is keen to get involved on any level please contact us.
Each year we have tried our best to keep dinner prices and increases as low as possible. The dinners are non-profit and all monies received cover the venue and food, basic admin and speakers cost. To maintain the nature of dinners, we have increased the cost from R165 to R180. If you feel that this amount is not fair or have any concerns, please get in touch.
You are kindly invited to the first Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town event of 2013 brought to you by Invenfin. The theme of this dinner is women in business and will be slightly different to previous dinners. Apart from having a guest speaker, the dinner will feature a panel of successful businesswomen who, using their expertise and industry experience, will be answering your business questions.
Event Details

Date and time: Thursday 31st January 2013 | 18h30 for 19h00.
Venue: CTICC

Guest Speaker: Alexandra Fraser

Panelists: Sylvia Grubler, Judith Middleton and Sue Levy

Cost: R180 for a 3 course dinner, welcome drinks and a goodie bag.

 Guest Speaker

Alexandra Fraser 

Alexandra joined the Invenfin team in 2009 after completing her Masters in International Business and Emerging Markets (cum laude) as a Chevening scholar, at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School. Her degree focused on finance and technology management, with her thesis analysing the Venture Capital Industry in South Africa.Alexandra is involved in sourcing, managing and assessing all new investment proposals for Invenfin, using her technical and business background to achieve this. She is also responsible for the organisation’s marketing and communications, regularly speaking at conferences, guest lecturing and writing articles on entrepreneurship, fund raising, venture capital and intellectual property. Alexandra also has a B.SC in Molecular and Cell Biology and Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Cape Town and has worked for a number of companies in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom.  She is passionate about entrepreneurship and has worked closely with Government, University Technology Transfer Offices and the Private Sector in the start-up space.Alexandra is also the Chairperson of Silicon Cape, a network for entrepreneurs, aimed at creating a vibrant tech ecosystem in South Africa.

Sylvia Grubler

Sylvia, CEO of Rubybox,  studied in Vienna for her business undergraduate and subsequently completed her Masters in International Management at the program for the Community for European Management Schools (CEMS). She attended courses at HEC Paris, Corvinus Budapest and WU Vienna. One of her specialisations at university was entrepreneurship – it was during this course where she discovered her passion for creativity.

After graduating, Sylvia worked in brand management at beauty giants like P&G in Frankfurt, Germany and L’Oréal in Paris, France where she honed her brand building, development and strategy skills. She moved to SA in 2009 and it was here that she was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and thus began her self-taught journey into the digital world.

Judith Middleton

Judith is the CEO and founder of DUO Marketing + Communications, a strategic B2B media & marketing consultancy specialising in ICT which recently expanded into Nigeria and Kenya to support the growing tech boom into Africa.

Judith has extensive experience in strategic marketing, media and business development. She achieved much acclaim and strong ICT industry experience in her term as the Marketing Manager for the Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI) and founding team that conceptualised and  built Cape Town’s first business incubator, Bandwidth Barn. She became a Director of CITI , Calling the Cape (now BPeSA) and also a member of the Board of Advisors to the Cape Manufacturing Advisory Committee. Judith is an active business mentor on the UCT GSB – Business Acumen for Artists Program, a member of the Woman in ICT programme and an angel investor within the AngelHub community.

Sue Levy
Creative director behind Just Pursue It, founder of a media design company and the Inspirational Woman Initiative (, Sue interviews women from around the world to share their stories of inspiration, hope and success on her award winning blog Just Pursue It.
She is a motivational writer and speaker with a flair for media design and thrives on spreading everything Inspirational and enjoys the company of Fabulous Motivational people. Sue is inspired by people with beautiful hearts and who wants to make a difference.

  The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals
Please RSVP here. If you need to get in touch with the event organisers, please
e-mail us.
Due to the limited number of seats available, we would like you to note that only proof of payment secures your seat.
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