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[INTERVIEW] Glenda Gray

[INTERVIEW] Glenda Gray

Pioneering medical researcher, scientist and HIV activist, professor Glenda Gray, who recently cracked TIME Magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people in 2017, has dedicated her life’s work in the search of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. Where did your love...

[PREVIEW] Women in tourism

[PREVIEW] Women in tourism

It’s an exciting time for tourism in South Africa and with a woman at the helm of the country’s tourism industry, greater opportunities are available for other women to pursue  leadership roles in this sector. The status quo of women in tourism UN Women, in...

[LONG READ] The double-edged sword of social media

[LONG READ] 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....

[PREVIEW] Trend forecasting: Nicola Cooper

[PREVIEW] Trend forecasting: Nicola Cooper

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, bring your own chair” Quickfire Q&A Who or what inspires you? People – the more diverse, quirky and interesting the better. I love people who are unafraid to be themselves. I also find the formation or undoing of identity...

[INTERVIEW] Yvonne Chaka Chaka

[INTERVIEW] Yvonne Chaka Chaka

In the background is the buzz from the café, which I find loud and distracting, but for Yvonne Chaka Chaka it seems to simply mimic the soundtrack of her full life. She moves to a quieter spot and we begin the interview, chatting like old friends meeting to catch up...

[INTERVIEW] Dr Rendani Nndanganeni

[INTERVIEW] Dr Rendani Nndanganeni

The work carried out by Dr Rendani Nndanganeni, space science researcher at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), is, literally, out of this world. She talks to us about ‘space weather,’ her aspirations and the challenges of being a black woman scientist in a male-dominated industry.

[PREVIEW] Daringly demure

[PREVIEW] Daringly demure

Phi Casa creates high-end, luxury modest wear inspired by art and history. Made by local women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, the garments are the epitome of modesty and femininity. One of designer Aneeqah Stellenboom’s aims is to create not only...

By invitation only: Stokvels as a vehicle for empowerment

By invitation only: Stokvels as a vehicle for empowerment

Stokvels are community-based savings or investment schemes – traditionally made up of a group of people with the same saving goals. Each member contributes an agreed-upon amount on a regular basis. Today we find that stokvels are becoming more upmarket, with people across the income segments making use of this saving vehicle.

STEM for women

STEM for women

Women are dramatically underrepresented in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. How do we change this?

Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announced

Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalists announced

JOHANNESBURG – 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...

Insights from one of Africa’s most creative strategic thinkers

Insights from one of Africa’s most creative strategic thinkers

In her book A Fox’s Tale: Insights from one of Africa’s most strategic thinkers, Chantell Ilbury tells her remarkable story, covering her formative years, her early days as an educator and entrepreneur, and what she has learned steering the executive-level strategies of global organisations some of the biggest names in business.

Training girl techpreneurs

Training girl techpreneurs

By presenting girls with an opportunity to develop the technical competencies and social skills needed for the modern job market, GirlHype provides the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the economy.

Top sectors for women entrepreneurs – Manufacturing

Top sectors for women entrepreneurs – Manufacturing

According to the executive director for the Manufacturing Circle, Philippa Rodseth, it is imperative to ensure the growth of the numbers of women in this industry: “Women should be in the manufacturing sector, because we are good at multi-tasking. We are resilient and have tenacity”.

Standard Bank Top Women Awards sponsors announced

Standard Bank Top Women Awards sponsors announced

The Standard Bank Top Women Awards platform recognises those that strive to achieve gender parity in Africa. Category sponsors are those companies that are contributing to accelerating women’s empowerment by providing a stage from which to promote the work being done in this arena.

Standard Bank Brings Top Women Regional Conference To The Northern Cape

Standard Bank Brings Top Women Regional Conference To The Northern Cape

The Standard Bank Top Women is South Africa’s leading gender empowerment brand, it celebrates organisations that prioritise gender empowerment. What was initially a National conference taking place in August in Johannesburg, has changed to an initiative brought closer to the masses who want to participate and boost business prospects.

Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.

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