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Top Women Awards 2008 announces winners from business and Government sectors

Individuals, companies, and Government attended the Top Women Awards ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night (September 4) to celebrate and congratulate the nominees, finalists and winners and acknowledge their achievements.
Hosted by Tumi Makgabo, and musical entertainment by Lira, the 400 guests and VIPs were able to share in acknowledging Epainette Mbeki (Ma'Mbeki) for her lifelong, tireless dedication to bringing empowerment to the rural communities around her in the Eastern Cape, when she was honoured with Top Women's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The two overall winners of this year's prestigious awards, were presented as follows:

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY OF THE YEAR
KMPG


TOP WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN BUSINESS
Nedbank Group Ltd
Professor Shirley Zinn


Winners of the nine main categories are as follows:

TOP GENDER EMPOWERED CORPORATE COMPANY
THE MEDIA SHOP


TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY: ICT
IBM SOUTH AFRICA LTD


TOP GENDER EMPOWERED COMPANY: SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESS
TRAVEL WITH FLAIR


TOP COMPANY INVESTING IN WOMEN
KMPG


TOP GENDER EMPOWERED GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT


TOP GENDER EMPOWERED PARASTATAL
ACSA


TOP EXECUTIVE CORPORATE SA
Professor Shirley Zinn
Nedbank Group Ltd


TOP ENTREPRENEUR
Kate Shuttleworth
MARVELLOUS MAIDS


TOP WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN GOVERNMENT
Helen Zille
Executive Mayor: City of Cape Town


The Top Women Awards, in association with Top Women in Business & Government encourages the equitable distribution of power among leaders in business and government who have earned the right to be called captains of their industries. The awards are geared to acknowledge dedication, leadership and achievement; inspire women to transcend the ‘glass ceiling'; and encourage those companies and institutions that have instituted integration as part of their business models and corporate governance.

Commenting on this year's proceedings, Ilse Pienaar, Associate Publisher of Top Women in Business & Government, said: “The awards always deliver a great networking occasion, but this year both the Top Women in Business & Government publication and the Top Women Awards' ceremony reflect the more significant stance South Africans have developed towards transformation and gender empowerment.”

5 Sep 2008 10:26

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