Since 2003, Top Women has been South Africa’s leading gender empowerment brand; celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.
The brand, along with its valued partners, is dedicated to showcasing these organisations as leaders by example to be emulated across the economy – in a country where less than 50% of the population are men.
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Celebrating human rights this month, Cape Town will play host to the first in a series of Top Women Conferences, providing a platform to address challenges around women empowerment and women-driven economic growth. The regional convention is set for 15 March at the...read more
Women in Saudi Arabia have been given the go-ahead to start businesses without the permission of a male guardian, the Saudi government announced on Sunday. Whereas in the past women needed a guardian’s approval and had to visit a notary to document the founding of a...read more
The team of Eskom workers who rescued 955 miners from Sibanye Gold mine, who were trapped for more than 24 hours below ground last week, were led by a dynamic group of women. The miners, who were rescued on Friday morning, were trapped when a storm caused an electric...read more
As an entrepreneurial woman striving to establish a business legacy making headway is anything but easy, but Top Woman Dolly Mbuyane is living proof that persevering will come to change your own life, as well as many others.read more
Sixty years ago former textile factory worker Sophia de Bruyn helped lead 20 000 women on a historic march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the pass laws. When she thinks back to that day on August 9, 1956, De Bruyn she says she still becomes...read more
Research confirms: having more women at the top is good for bottom line performance. Standard Bank Top Women Leaders presents the Standard Bank Top Women Conference: Day One. Click the video below to watch.read more
“Thank you all for the awesome exposure SANBI received at the Standard Bank Top Women Awards. We appreciate your stupendous service leading up to the gala awards evening, and are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious event, which pays homage to South African Women achievers. Thank you once again, and best regards.”
Dr Tanya Abrahamse
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
2017 Top Woman in Science Award Category Sponsor