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Johanna Mukoki,

Group CEO,  Travel with Flair 

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi,

Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University
African Development Bank

Lillian Barnard,

Director: Public Service
Microsoft

Yvonne Chaka Chaka,

Goodwill Ambassador

Mich Atagana,

Head of Communications and Public Affairs 
Google South Africa

 

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Aisha Pandor
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Announcing the Standard Bank Top Women 2018 Brand Ambassadors
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The Standard Bank Top Women Awards

23 AUGUST 2018 (AWARDS) | EMPERORS PALACE, EKURHULENI, GAUTENG

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Sponsored by Black Royalty Minerals

WOA Fuels & Oils

Highly Commended
Palabora Mining Company

 

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

 

GreenCape

Sponsored by Mancosa

Old Mutual Investment Group

Sponsored by Liberty

Isilumko

 

Sponsored by British American Tobacco

Cell C

Highly Commended
Bata South Africa

Sponsored by Flight Centre Travel

Gold Circle

 

Sponsored by CSIR

Biomedical Emporium – Dr Judey Pretorius

 

Sponsored by Public Sector Manager

Coega Development Corporation

Highly Commended
National Youth Development Agency

Sponsored by Aberdare Cables

Bigen Group

 

Sponsored by SACAA

Southern African Women in Aviation (SAWIA) – Refilwe Ledwaba

 

Ancora

Highly Commended
Kelloggs South Africa

MRC LIFESTYLE cc T/A TRACKTONE

 

Sponsored by Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology & AAA School of Advertising

Sorbet

 

Dell Computers

Elsie Mamolatelo Pule – Eskom

 

Sponsored by Standard Bank

Veronica Motloutsi – Smarthome Connect

 

Sponsored by Standard Bank

Kesagee Nayager – Bombela Concession Company

Highly Commended
Trishna Misra – SA Shipyards

CONGRATULATING OUR 2018 AWARD FINALISTS

Sponsored by Black Royalty Minerals

DLO Energy Resources Group

Palabora Mining Company

WOA Fuels & Oils

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Biotherm

DLO Energy Resources Group

GreenCape

Nordex

Onolo Group

Sponsored by Mancosa

27Four Investment Managers

Old Mutual Investment Group

Sponsored by Liberty

Express Employment Professionals SA

Isilumko

SAMRO

Suncoast Casino & Resorts

Sponsored by British American Tobacco

Bata South Africa

Cell C

Nexia SAB&T

Suncoast Casino & Resorts

T-Systems

Vitrovian Trade & Projects

Sponsored by Flight Centre Travel

ANB Group

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Gold Circle

Sponsored by CSIR

3×4 Genetics – Dr Yael Joffe

Biomedical Emporium – Dr Judey Pretorius

Claudia Anelich

North West University – Prof Refilwe Mafuya

University of Johannesburg – Dr Philiswa Nomngongo

Wits University – Dr Tiisetso Lephoto

Sponsored by Public Sector Manager

Coega Development Corporation

Eskom

GIBS

National Youth Development Agency

Transnet

Transport Education Training Authority

Sponsored by Aberdare Cables

Aquila Projects

Bigen Group

Palabora Mining Company

Paragon Group

PlantWise

Sponsored by SACAA

Airlink – Amy Shaw

Airports Company South Africa (King Shaka) – Nokuthula Mcinga

Department of Health – Nadia Karrim

Women & Aviation – Refilwe Ledwaba

Bata South Africa

Ancora

GP Retail Operations

Hirsch’s

Kelloggs South Africa

KIA Motors

Ditsogo Projects Engineering

Enspired Women

Just Palm

Nihka Technology Group

Smarthome Connect

MRC Lifetsyle cc t/a TrackTone

Vuma Reputation Management

Biomedical Emporium 

Sponsored by Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology & AAA School of Advertising

Aegis Outsourcing South Africa

Global Business Solutions

Ngubane & Co

Palabora Mining Company

Sorbet

Spring Light Gas

Suncoast Casino & Resorts

BluBlood

Dell Computers

Etion

Saryx

Angie Ontong – Department of Trade & Industry

Elsie Mamolatelo Pule – Eskom

Nozipho Sithole – Transnet

Phumudzo Silimela – State Information Technology Agency

Sponsored by Standard Bank

Anele Mkuzo – Zinde Zinde TA AEI

Christi Maherry – Law Trust

Christine Williams – 2 Connect

Jacqueline Pillay – JasJian

Janine Hills – Vuma Reputation Management

Reshma Maharaj – Enspired Women

Sibu Mabena – Duma Collective

Tebego Mosito – Ditsogo Projects Engineering

Veronica Motloutsi – Smarthome Connect

Wendy Alberts – Restuarants Association of South Africa

Zama Phakathi – Splendid Marketing & Communications

BluBlood

Dell Computers

Etion

Saryx

Sponsored by Standard Bank

Caren Coetzee – Palabora Mining Company

Cheryl Parkin – Bestmed

Kesagee Nayager – Bombela Concession Company

Poovendhrie Chetty – King Ki Solutions

Marianka Victor – Ancora

Merisha Lalla – EOH Siyaya Skills Institute

Njabulo Mashigo – Heineken

Pearl Motaung – Kievits Kroon Country Estate

Rene van Zyl – Intasure

Rhulani Shivambo – Palabora Mining Company

Trishna Misra – SA Shipyards

Tumi Voster – Celebrity Service Africa

Verusha Maharaj – Creative Counsel

Zama Phakathi – Splendid Marketing & Communications

BestMed

Mundipharma

Anton Boshoff – Bigen Group

Bashier Adam – Nexia SAB&T

Mahlaole Maboko – Palabora Mining Company

Anne Henschel – Nordex

Carol Weaving – Reed Exhibitions

Dikeledi Nakene – Palabora Mining Company

Dineo Molefe – T-Systems

Jackie Gallagher – Sparrow Schools

Lydia Radebe – Palabora Mining Company

Natasha Parmanand – FedEx Express

Njabulo Mashigo – Heineken

Roberta Naicker – African Business News

Shaaista Khan Osman – Blu Blood

Shannon Te Roller – Mundipharma

Thuli Manyoha – Old Mutual Insure

Dell Computers

Mundipharma

Palabora Mining

Pick n Pay Holdings Limited

2018 AWARDS GALLERY

2018 AWARDS MEDIA WALL

2018 Top Women Awards Categories

Let’s share the success stories with South Africa. All companies must show a turnover above R35 Million (unless otherwise specified) Please advise of any allegations against you or your organisation in the past 48 months Gender Equity: 30 % of Female employees 20 % of Female directors (executive) 10 % of Female senior management 20 % of Female ownership / shareholding / partnership Company Policies (Female Specific) Skills Development (Female Specific) CSI Expenditure (Female Specific) Financial Performance Annual Turnover Turnover Growth Profit Ratio The independent judges will base their scores on two important sections broken down as follows:

  1.      10% of your score will be on general criteria (10 points allocated to general criteria)
  2.      90% of your scores will be on the organisations motivation (90 points allocated to motivation)

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED SMME AWARD
This highly-coveted trophy will go to a Small-Medium-Enterprise, operating only in South Africa, that has demonstrated the most phenomenal success in empowering women in the workplace and has seen significant growth over a minimum of 3 year period. All companies in this category must show annual turnover of between R5 million and R35-million.

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE AWARD sponsored by Liberty
Is your company proudly multicultural as well being notably gender-empowered? Enter and demonstrate for our judges your  preferential recruitment policies, skills development programmes and the progress you’ve made in making your workplace truly representative.  

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD sponsored by British American Tobacco
This award was created to honour companies demonstrating the greatest positive impact on quality of life and economic prosperity for South African women and girls. Our judges are also looking for the impact such efforts have had on building a gender-empowered culture and spirit within entering companies.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD sponsored by Richfield Graduate Institute & AAA School of Advertising
This award recognises intensive learnerships and skills programmes that develop capability,prospects and opportunities for young women and widen their awareness of the relevant career possibilities they can pursue in life. This award is focused for heavy equipment industries and organisations with significant impact.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN RESOURCES AWARD sponsored by Black Royalty Minerals
Mining …oil …gas … such industries have been a stomping ground for men for decades but the playing field is levelling. Our judges want to hear from companies in the resources sector that boast a significant – and growing – number of women succeeding at all levels of management of the organisation.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN RETAIL AWARD
All hardline retailers, broadline retailers, soft goods retailers, shopping centres, warehouse/wholesale concerns and distributors are welcome to shop for this award. We’re looking for dynamic organisations where women wear the pants (or at least half of them) and are fundamental in driving growth and expansion.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD sponsored by Aberdare Cables
This award recognises gender-strong organisations involved in innovative, sustainable and efficiency-enhancing infrastructure development –  also open to companies in construction, manufacturing & engineering.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY : INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AWARD
As the 4th Industrial Revolution gathers pace, Africa needs more young women in tech. This award is open to all companies involved in information technology hardware, software and computing service industries, that are able to show women making great strides through tech-based application and innovation.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN HEALTH & PHARMACEUTICALS AWARD
The judging panel invites entries from hospitals, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical firms, Biotechnology firms spas, and alternative healthcare companies that can demonstrate a healthy level of gender empowerment at all levels.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN ENERGY & UTILITIES AWARD sponsored by Schneider Electric
This award is open to all energy innovative alternative product or process through design improvements, source reduction or control that reduces the amount of energy and/or the amount of emissions to air, water or land from a stationary source resulting in reduced environmental impact.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES sponsored by Mancosa
Invest in one of our most popular categories – we’re accepting entries from audit & accounting firms, tax advisories and related concerns, that have been fostering a culture of opportunities for women right up to C-suite level.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY AWARD sponsored by Flight Centre Travel
Don’t wish you were here – enter and make it so. The judges are looking for quality entries from hotels & hotel chains, gaming & leisure resorts, exhibition & conference facilities, restaurant & pub holding companies, airlines and travel agents offline and online.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD sponsored by Public Sector Manager
This award is reserved for parastatals, SEOs, government departments and municipalities that clearly and effectively demonstrate the highest level of gender empowerment, from staff to suppliers, through their programmes and policies. As a supporting factor, demonstrate high levels of service delivery to the people of South Africa.

TOP WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF 2018 AWARD sponsored by Standard Bank
The trophy will go to a renowned entrepreneur who embodies excellence, ingenuity and integrity; a go-getter on the rise who is unquestionably a leader and an inspiration in her field. The companies of entrants in this category must show a turnover between R5 million and R35 million.

PUBLIC SECTOR WOMAN LEADER AWARD
This award goes to the woman working in the public sector who has demonstrated excellence in performance and delivery; and who, through her public profile, has raised the visibility of women in government.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: WOMAN IN SCIENCE AWARD sponsored by CSIR
This award is reserved for a senior female executive who has demonstrated exceptional performance using science and who has demonstrated admirable leadership, business acumen and strategic foresight

TOP MALE DRIVING GENDER EMPOWERMENT AWARD 
Men deserve full recognition for their support of the quest for gender parity. This award is reserved for a senior male executive, leader or CEO who has been implementing and advancing gender empowerment initiatives, policies and programmes, and can demonstrate the growth and success generated by his vision. Finalists, bring your better half on the night!  

TOP YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD 40 Years & Younger sponsored by Standard Bank
This award highlights the outstanding achievement of a young female executive who has contributed to the organisations’ positive success and performance through innovative strategies and solutions. The candidate for this award is a woman to watch – who has shown great potential to lead, has a proven track record, excellent business acumen, strategic foresight, and will be recognised for their contribution to the economy and growing employment in their enterprises

TOP BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
“Women who climb the ladder take women with them” This award is reserved for exceptional performance by a senior woman executive who has shown astute leadership, business acumen, and strategic foresight through gender empowerment.

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD sponsored by SABC
This is the big one, the queen of them all. The winner of Standard Bank Top Women’s most prestigious award is decided on exceptional practices primarily implemented through the HR or transformation divisions of the organisation. Companies in contention should demonstrate processes, policies and procedures that increase the employment of women, increase their skills development, provide a clear path for their advancement and position the company as a powerhouse at the forefront of gender empowerment.

2018 MEET OUR ESTEEMED JUDGES

Johanna Mukoki

CEO | Travel with Flair

Mandlakazi Sicgawu

Group Corporate Affairs Manager | British American Tabacco

Phuti Mahanyele

Executive Chairperson | Sigma Capital

Tamara Mathebula

Deputy Chairperson | Commission for Gender Equality

Catherine Constantinides

Lead SA Executive & Director of Miss Earth SA

Carissa Rapolthy

Managing Director | Urban Striker

Lebo Madiba

Managing Director | PR Powerhouse

Busi Selesho

CEO | ODEL Coaching

Michelle Adelman

Founder | Infinite foods, Activist for plant based food in Africa

Nicki Koorbanally

Group Manager | CSIR Licensing & Ventures

Mymoena Ismail

former CEO & non-executive board member | NEMISA

Helen Botes

CEO | Joburg Property Company

Mimi Kalinda

Co-Founder & Managing Director | Africommunications Group

Malande Tonjeni

CEO | Black Royalty Minerals

Dipolelo Moshe

Deputy Director: Marketing & Communication | SANBI

Nonhlanhla Kondowe

General Manager | PRASA Corporate

Nomsa Seisa

CEO | Rekindle Learning

Why enter?

5 Reasons to enter?

If you’re a top woman …

  1. Be an inspiration to other women
  2. Acquire top-level business influence
  3. Be seen as a thought leader in your sector
  4. Network with hundreds of respected awards alumni
  5. You 110% deserve recognition for your journey to success

If you’re a top company …

  1. Showcase your gender empowerment commitment
  2. Raise your profile as a desirable business to partner with
  3. Attract and retain the brightest new talent
  4. Position yourself as an economy game-changer
  5. Do business with a host of other gender-empowered companies

NOMINATIONS

6 + 13 =

Announcing the

Standard Bank Top Women 2018 Brand Ambassadors

Aisha Pandor

CEO - SweepSouth

Aisha R. Pandor is co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, Africa’s first online end to-end platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning services. Aisha is one of very few black female tech startup CEOs both in South Africa and internationally, and has led SweepSouth to become one of the fastest-growing startups in the country. Venture-backed, SweepSouth won the SiMODiSA Startup SA pitching prize and later became the first South African startup to be accepted into the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator based in Silicon Valley in San Francisco. 

Phuti Mahanyele

Executive Chairperson Sigma Capital

 

Phuthi Mahanyele is the Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital. Ms Mahanyele is the former CEO of Shanduka Group. Prior to that, she was the Head of the Project Finance South Africa business unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Prior to the DBSA, she was Vice President at Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in the financing of infrastructure assets. She joined them in New York in 1997 and later transferred to the South African office.

Glenda Gray

Pioneering Professor

 

Pioneering medical researcher, scientist and HIV activist, professor Glenda Gray is the only South African to feature in TIME Magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people in 2017. Professor Glenda Gray has dedicated her life’s work in the search for a HIV/AIDS vaccine.

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

 

In Geraldine Joslyn Fraser-Moleketi, Africa has a strong and passionate leader working towards the continent’s social and economic transformation. As the former Special Envoy on Gender at the African Development Bank, she led a strategy to mainstream gender in the Bank’s policies and operations, making the Bank a reference institution on gender equality in Africa. She has championed women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion.

2018 Top Women Awards Sponsors & Partners

2018 Headline Sponsor

2018 Category Sponsors

2018 Media Partner

2018 Strategic Partners

2018 Lifestyle Partners

2018 Decor Styling Partner

2018 VIP Tables

Are you ready to showcase your gender agenda?

Celebrating top women and the companies behind them. These annual awards honour and applaud outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and innovation, in organisations that play a role in advancing women to the forefront of the economy. Covering all major economic sectors, and awarding business from SMME- to national-level. Enter for or sponsor your chosen award – or book your VIP table to share in the excitement and inspiration.

Showcase your gender agenda in 2018

GENERAL CRITERIA

  • The quality of your entry’s content is critical to the judging process.
  • Keep information brief and succinct. 1 200 words max.
  • Do not use press release material.
  • Supporting documentation unaccompanied by a motivation will not be read.
  • All entrants will be reviewed on these general criteria, as well as:

OTHER CRITERIA

Annual revenue generated must be above R35 million, except in the case of SME or individual awards.Only companies with a valid SANAS B-BBEE Certificate will qualify. Following your initial entry, additional information may be requested from you, for example:

  • Number of employees year-on-year 2015, 2016, 2017 or evidence of employment creation
  • Audited annual turnover for financial years 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Procurement from local suppliers for financial years 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Skills development spend on critical skills and/or core skills as a percentage of turnover for financial years 2015, 2016, 2017

THE VALUE OF ESTABLISHED BUSINESS AWARDS

International studies have compared the financial performance of award-winning companies against other companies in their sector. They found that, three years after winning their award, these companies outperformed peers by +-17% in sales and 36% in share value. Stevie Awards, Awards Intelligence, British Quality Foundation, Catalyst.org

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