SA Council for Business Women invites nominations for prestigious awards
One of the annual highlights on the South African Council for Business Women (SACBW) calendar is the national recognition awards that will take place on 21 October in Gauteng.
The process will start with the nomination of business women at branch level and the closing date for entries is 31 August 2023.
There are a total of eight categories and members are encouraged to enter, or to nominate other business women in any of the categories. Participants have to be paid-up members of the SACBW. To enter in the first three categories, a registration fee of R350 is payable.
The eight categories are:
- SACBW Businesswoman of the Year;
- SACBW Entrepreneur of the Year – Rising Star (for entrepreneurs in business for less than three years);
- Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Warrior Woman (for owners of registered NPOs, NPCs and foundations);
- SACBW Community Warrior Woman of the Year (open to non-members of the SACBW seen as a leaders in the community);
- SACBW Branch of the Year Award;
- SACBW Province of the Year Award;
- SACBW Collaboration Award (The president will submit a report on collaborations with different organisations and the support and benefit to the SACBW); and
- SACBW Presidential Award (The president will award this to a SACBW leader who demonstrated leadership, personal growth and development through the year.)
In the first three categories, judging will take place at branch level, with an external judging panel consisting of at least three people organised by the local business leader.
As the SACBW, we believe that the economic empowerment of females can no longer be ignored. Creating, forging and seizing such empowerment opportunities can be successfully achieved by developing a leadership force.SACBW president Hanlie Delport
SACBW president Hanlie Delport says investment in the leadership development of the Council, with special focus on young women, emerging entrepreneurs and existing female leaders, has never been more important in our country.
“As the SACBW, we believe that the economic empowerment of females can no longer be ignored. Creating, forging and seizing such empowerment opportunities can be successfully achieved by developing a leadership force.
“Female leadership development is also a key performance area in striving to solve the continuing pandemic of gender-based violence (GBV). We want to be instrumental in developing a force of warrior women who will become role models, mentors, inspirers and ultimate influencers.
“Conscious leadership development activities for young leaders, both in and outside the Council, will give impetus to a legacy of impact of the Council. The SACBW’s vision for the next decade is to impact and empower its leaders, members and communities in a more measurable way. We want to transform effectiveness into greatness and leadership into legacy,” Delport says.
To enter the awards or nominate someone, visit www.sacbw.org or email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.