DATE: Tuesday, 5 September 2023

Ticketed event.

The entertainment industry has long been known for its gender disparities, with women often being underrepresented and undervalued. In an effort to empower women in the industry, we are delighted to announce the upcoming Women in Entertainment Breakfast, presented by EarCandy and powered by Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The Women in Entertainment Breakfast will bring together female professionals from all areas of the entertainment industry, including music, film and television. The event will provide a platform for women to connect with each other, share their experiences, and discuss ways to overcome the challenges that they face in the industry.

The importance of having events like this cannot be overstated. According to a study by the Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, women made up only 21% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 grossing films in the United States in 2020. The numbers are equally bleak in the music industry, where only 22% of artists on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2020 were women.

The Women in Entertainment Breakfast aims to address these disparities by providing a supportive environment for women to network, share ideas, and learn from each other's experiences. The event will feature a keynote speaker providing attendees with valuable insights into how they can navigate their careers and overcome the obstacles they face.


Mo Abudu is a visionary leader and trailblazer, renowned as the CEO of EbonyLife Media. Forbes hailed her "Africa's Most Successful Woman," a testament to her impactful presence in the corporate world. Her journey started at ExxonMobil in 1993, where she managed HR and Administration. In 2000, she founded Vic Lawrence & Associates, fostering a skilled workforce. Pioneering the Protea Hotel, she transformed Nigeria's hospitality landscape. In 2006, she introduced "Moments with Mo," a pan-African talk show. Her brainchild, EbonyLife TV, emerged in 2013, birthing hit series like "Castle & Castle." Mo orchestrated EbonyLife Films, Studios, and Creative Academy, elevating Nigerian cinema. With global collaborations and accolades, including Harvard's recognition, Mo shapes entertainment's future.