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 who have played an active role in changing the role of women in both the public and private sector.

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

For more information on the Top Women publication and awards, visit the Top Women website.

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