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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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The double-edged sword of social media

While most of us happily update our Facebook and Instagram accounts with selfies, check-ins and hashtags, there’s a monster lurking in the social media closet, ready to rear its ugly head in our workplace and private lives. Social media expert Emma Sadleir explains....

2017 Standard Bank Top Women Awards winners announced

Global research studies have shown empirical evidence that companies which put women in key leadership roles experience improved business performance. It’s a pattern borne out by the impressive achievements of some of South Africa’s top women leaders, who were honoured at last night’s glittering 14th Standard Bank Top Women Awards, hosted by Topco Media and Standard Bank at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

The early bird of SA television

Q&A with Morning Live presenter and news anchor, Leanne Manas For nearly 14 years, Leanne Manas has been the name and face of SABC’s flagship breakfast programme, Morning Live. As she marks this amazing milestone, the award-winning television anchor and mother of two...

Bells-a-ringing for an empowered stock exchange

Every year in March, more than 30 stock exchanges around the world chime their bells – not only to mark the beginning and end of the day's trading, but to support gender equality and transformation in the financial sector. To commemorate International Women’s Day (8...

Backwards and in high heels

By Chantell Ilbury Chantell Ilbury is a scenario strategist, co-author with Clem Sunter of The Fox Trilogy, and founding partner of the strategic intelligence agency Mindofafox. She is also one of the few women guiding the strategic conversations of some of the...

The five (s)heroes who led the 1956 women’s march

On 9 August 1956, 20 000 South African women from all walks of life broke the apartheid barriers and marched to the Union Buildings to protest the pass laws. This year marks the 61st anniversary of this historic event. “WATHINT’ ABAFAZI, WATHINT’ IMBOKODO!” “WHEN YOU...

Leading Lady: Wendy Luhabe

Social entrepreneur, Wendy Luhabe, is considered one of South Africa’s most successful and prominent women. An advocate for women empowerment, Luhabe revolutionised the economic landscape when she founded Women Investment Portfolio Holdings in 1993 – a company that...

Ceder-sisters brewing up a storm

Two sisters from the Cederberg are brewing up a storm with their premium and wildly popular Nieuw Brew craft beer. From humble beginnings in their anchestoral farm’s old goat quarantine to bitter legal battles with neighbouring farms and saving the region’s endemic...

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