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Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announced

Topco Media in partnership with Standard Bank have released the names of those companies and individuals named as finalists in the 2019 Top Women Awards.
Taking place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 15 August 2019, the awards will recognised those who have played an active role in changing the role of women in both the public and private sector.

2018 Winners

2018 Winners

The finalists for this year’s awards are as follows:

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by PSM

Jasandra Nyker – BioTherm Energy
Evelyn Vanassche – Fempower Personnel
Mamokgethi Phakeng – University of Cape Town
Zuks Ramasia – South African Airways
Lesley Waterkeyn – CWDi
Palesa Madumo – Vuma Reputation Management
Mayiye Elizabeth Mkhize – Clinix Health Group
Shannon te Roller – Mundipharma
Caroline Shirindza – Sasol Mining
Esther Wilken – Power Matla
Busisiwe Mavuso – Business Leadership South Africa
Lynn Madeley – Havas
Thokozile Mahlangu – The Insurance Institute of South Africa
Vanashree Michelle David – Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
Priakumari Hassan – WOA Fuels and Oils
Carol Weaving – Reed Exhibitions
Nisha MacDougall – Mercure Hotel Nelspruit

TOP ENTREPRENEUR OF 2019 – Sponsored by Sponsored by Standard Bank

Zeenat Ghoor – Aspire Consulting Engineers
Khuselwa Mtetwa – ALCM Solutions
Madelein Smit – HR Company Solutions
Carmen Di Rito – LifeCo UnLtd
Phindi Msomi – Olwazini Consulting Services
Mimi Kalinda – Africa Communications Media Group
Nelisiwe Magubane – Matleng Energy Solutions

TOP YOUNG ACHIEVER UNDER 40 – Sponsored by Sponsored by Standard Bank

Refilwe Sebothoma – PBM Creations
Pearl Motaung – Tsogo Sun
Hwalani Lindelani Mabaso – Absa Insurance and Financial Advisers
Nirakasha Sookraj-Yagan – Bidvest South African Container Depots
Johanne Struwig – Exxaro
Nicolene Schoeman-Louw – SchoemanLaw Inc
Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi Pooe – Tshimong
Mariam Cassim – Vodacom
Ashleigh Wilson – NGAGE
Mahlatse Masimini – Moshate Communications
Zandile Nxumalo – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Ashanika Perimal – FedEx Express
Manyabela Mailula – Palabora Mining Company

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION FAST GROWTH- WOMAN OWNED SMME

African Management Initiative
HR Company Solutions
Nkgwete IT Solutions
People Solutions
PBM Creations
Sustainable Energy Africa
Clover Mama Afrika
PM Skills House L and D
Integrico

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE – Sponsored by Magethi Industrial Psychology Services

Ogilvy South Africa
South African Airways
Havas Worldwide
Rand Merchant Bank
Vodacom

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION PUBLIC SECTOR – Sponsored by GEMS

Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Freedom Park
National Youth Development Agency
Small Enterprise Development Agency
Road Accident Fund
Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency
Eskom Holdings SOC

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED PUBLIC SECTOR LEADER – Sponsored by Motheo TVET College

Mandisa Tshikwatamba – Small Enterprise Development Agency
Thandeka Ellenson – Moses Kotane Institute
Jennifer Balatedi Molwantwa – Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency
Sumayya Khan – Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa
Lentheng Mekgwe – Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Thulisile Manzini – Brand South Africa
Sonto Mayise – Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau
Koliswa Mgijima – Mandela Bay Development Agency
Patricia de Lille – Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

TOP WOMAN IN PROPERTY

Ulana van Biljon – Emira Property Fund
Dina Soukop – Soukop Property Group
Vuyiswa Mutshekwane – South African Institute of Black Property Practintioners
Sandi Mbutuma – GIBB
Marianka Victor – Finlay Mall Leasing

TOP WOMAN IN SCIENCE: – Sponsored by PPS

Resia Pretorius – Stellenbosch University
Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu-Mudzusi – University of South Africa
Saloshna Vandeyar – University of Pretoria
Colleen Downs – University of KwaZulu-Natal
Nosiphiwo Mzamo – Mintek
Keolebogile Shirley Motaung – Tshwane University of Technology
Zandile Nxumalo – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Matsela Ntsepe – Palabora Mining Company

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: TOURISM – -Sponsored by Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves

BCD Travel
XL Millennium Travel
uShaka Marine World
City Lodge Hotel Group
Thompsons Travel
Gold Circle
Mercure Nelspruit Hotel

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP – Sponsored by Zamani

Cell C
De Beers Group
Distell

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: WOMAN IN TECH – Sponsored by BBD

Maureen Grosvenor – APPSolve
Veronica Motloutsi – SmartDigital Solutions
Khuselwa Mtetwa – ALCM Solutions Centre
Nyaradzai Samushonga – WeThinkCode_
Khathu Sibanda – University of Johannesburg 

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: HEALTH & PHARMACEUTICAL

Sanofi
Clicks Group
Sechaba Medical Solutions
Mundipharma

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: RESOURCES

Exxaro
KZN Oils
WOA Fuels and Oils
Rhimak Holdings

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: MALE DRIVING GENDER EMPOWERMENT

Corrie van der Wath – Matleng Energy Solutions
Velaphi Ratshefola – Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa
Stephen McCartney – Turner & Townsend

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – Ekhuruleni TVET

Turner & Townsend
Sasol Mining
De Beers
WethinkCode_
Gold Circle

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – Sponsored by SANBI

Nsovo Environmental Consulting
Green Building Council South Africa
South African National Parks
WWF SA

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

CTE Investments
uShaka Marine World
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa
City Lodge Hotel Group
Clicks Group
Mundipharma
FedEx Express

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED: REGIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Francine Zana – Exclusive Hospitality Concept
Kedibone Tsiloane – Ramtsilo Trading
Lucia Mabunda – Little Harvard Kids Academy
Yandisa Sokhanyile – Konecta
Lynette Johnson – House of Basadi
Mamokiba Makuwa – TKY Trading 

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: ENERGY & UTILITIES – Sponsored by Mdito Business Enterprise

Matleng Energy Solutions
CEF Group
Kopano Fuel

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED ORGANISATION: CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT – Sponsored by Mahlako a Phahla

Rhimak Holdings
AV Lightsteel
GIBB
Khulani Trading Enterprise

About Standard Bank Top Women

Standard Bank Top Women aims to build a trusted network of gender-empowered companies and female entrepreneurs to accelerate the realisation of gender parity in Africa and the world. Launched in 2003, the brand showcases and awards gender-empowered companies, and gives iconic female leaders a platform from which to share their success stories with the next generation of women achievers.

More information about the conference, publication and associated awards contact:

Rose Setshoge | 086 000 9590 | rose.setshoge@topco.co.za | www.topbusinesswomen.co.za

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