Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) attended the launch, a US led initiative (Academy for Women) on the 29 August 2019. The message from the meeting was that “womanhood is not a career, women must work diligently and be innovative” said Ms Precious Lugayeni, a renowned economist. “Your network is your net worth” said Ms. Sherry Sykes, the US Consul General. Ms. Thandeka Ellenson, the Acting CEO of MKI was in attendance with Honourable MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Nomusa Dube-Ncube.