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.
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
Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurship (MIWE) revealed that 34.6% of businesses in Botswana are owned by women, making it one of the top-performing countries highlighted in this global index. We talk to two businesswomen in Botswana about their success....read more
Standard Bank Top Women Leaders asked South Africa's top businesswomen leaders ... #WhatsYourNext? Here's what they said at the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference! Click the video below to watch.read more
Top Women Leaders, in association with Standard Bank of South Africa, honoured 27 women leaders and gender-strong companies on 17 August. 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