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Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2021 winners announced

Topco Media is excited to announce the winners of this year’s prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards. These annual awards recognize and honour outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovation in organisations that help women rise to the top of the economic ladder. Covering all key economic areas and recognizing businesses at all levels, from SMME to national.

The 18th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards, which aimed to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors, was held on the evening of November 4, 2021. The awards recognize people who have had a considerable influence on women in South Africa by their unwavering vision and innovative leadership. Every year, about eight hundred critical decision-makers attend the ceremony.

“Together, we honour and applaud outstanding leadership, ingenuity, vision and innovation in organisations that play a significant role in advancing women in our economy. We believe that by empowering women, we can play our part in accelerating growth in Africa.” says Ralf Fletcher, CEO, Topco Media. “Thus far, we have brought together tens of thousands of strong women from multiple sectors across the nation, certifying more than 2000 organisations annually as Top Women entities, and celebrating exemplary candidates each year at our coveted awards ceremony.”

Previous winners have gone on to achieve greater success such as representing the country at a UN level. To see the full list of finalists, visit www.topbusinesswomen.co.za. Sponsors this year included Servest, SANBI, and Boschendal.

Winners

TOP BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD – SPONSORED BY STANDARD BANK

Leila Fourie – Johannesburg Stock Exchange

TOP WOMEN YOUNG ACHIEVER -SPONSORED BY STANDARD BANK

Charmagne Mavudzi – Volvo SA

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY: DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE – SPONSORED BY SERVEST

Unilever

TOP WOMEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD – SPONSORED BY BOSCHENDAL

Institute of Directors in South Africa

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – SPONSORED BY EKURHULENI WEST TVET COLLEGE

The Skills Development Corporation

TOP WOMEN PUBLIC SECTOR LEADER AWARD – SPONSORED BY MOTHEO TVET COLLEGE

Chantelle Martin Strauss – Department of Small Business Development

TOP WOMEN IN TECH AWARD

Priya Thakoor – Vodacom

TOP WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARD

Mogaleadi Seabela – Anglo American

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY: CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Adcock Ingram

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY: FAST GROWTH WOMEN-OWNED SMME

Torque Solutions

TOP WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Thandeka Ndlovu-Mngomezulu – Total Serve Facilities Management

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY IN RESOURCES, CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE SPONSORED BY TEG GROUP

Turner & Townsend

TOP WOMEN IN PROPERTY AWARD

Lettie Mashau – Motheo Construction Group

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Unilever

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY: PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD – SPONSORED BY PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS

National Agricultural Marketing Council

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY IN HEALTH & PHARMACEUTICALS AWARD

Adcock Ingram

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY IN BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL SPONSORED BY SANBI

Triplo4 Sustainable Solutions

TOP WOMEN EMPOWERED COMPANY IN RETAIL & E-COMMERCE AWARD

Vodacom

TOP WOMEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

TOP WOMEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Irene Charnley

TOP WOMEN IN SPORTS AWARD

Tatjana Schoenmaker

TOP WOMEN IN SPORTS AWARD

Kgothatso Montjane

TOP WOMEN IN SPORTS AWARD

Bianca Buitendag

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Media contact: Cathlen Fourie, +27 82 222 9198, cathlen@cfcommunications.co.za, www.cfcommunications.co.za

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