The Top Women in Business & Government Awards ceremony took place on 10 August 2005 and coincided with the launch of the second edition of the annual Top Women in Business & Government publication.
The awards were held at the Emperor's Palace in Gauteng and was hosted by Leanne Manas (SABC's Morning Live presenter). Special guests included Cheryl Carolus, Top Woman in Government 2004, who gave the keynote address.
Top Women in Business & Government is a driving force in empowerment, a high-profile event linked with an annual publication. It showcases, rewards and celebrates companies and individuals for their work in gender development and empowerment in business and government. It also seeks to create business-networking opportunities, to address gender issues and to formulate empowerment goals in an entertaining and relevant way.
Extensive research into South Africa's leading woman-owned, woman-run and gender empowerment companies and into leading women within the public and private sector has been conducted and the names of the best represented were submitted to a panel of judges.
2005 Top Woman in Business Gloria Serobe Executive Director of Wipcapital Following the groundbreaking BEE deal between Wiphold and Old Mutual, Gloria Serobe has signalled how the economic landscape for women can be changed and enhanced.
2005 Top Woman in Government Geraldine Fraser-Moloketi Minister of Public Service/Administration Doing brilliant work, cleaning up in a different and unglamorous environment, Geraldine Fraser-Moloketi is continually advancing the progressive work of government gender empowerment.
Top 4 Women Business Personalities 2005 Zarina Bassa Hixonia Nyasulu Nunu Ntshingila Gloria Serobe
These Business Personalities of the Year have proven to be worthy winners, their success is well documented and they (and their company or organisation) are recognised by all people in South Africa.
Top 4 Women in Government and Government Agencies Ministers: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi Deputy Ministers: Benedicta Lindiwe Hendricks Provincial Premiers: Ednah Molewa Govt Agencies: Thembi Nwedamutswu
Top 5 Companies that Promote Women TBWA Hunt Lascaris (Pty) Ltd Outlearning (Pty) Ltd South African Airways (Pty) Ltd Associated Magazines (Pty) Woolworths Holdings Ltd
Top Company to work for as a Woman Associated Magazines
The winner is chosen from the Top 5 Companies that Promote Women category and represents the leading company in this category and the winner is chosen by majority votes from the aforementioned category.
Lifetime Achievement Awards Cheryl Gilwald, Deputy Minister of Correctional Services (for her 16 Days of Activism Campaign) Benedicta Lindiwe Hendricks, former Deputy Minister of the dti (described by Thabo Mbeki as 'the mother of gender empowerment')
Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year Busi Ntuli Flexi Personnel (Pty) Ltd
Top Female Leader of Tomorrow Nosizwe Nokwe Director of Health, Safety, Environment & Quality at Engen
Top Success Story 2005 Nkhensani Nkosi Stoned Cherrie Clothing
Top Young Achiever in Government and Govt Agencies Mmabatho Matiwane Head of the Gender Empowerment Unit, dti
Top Woman-Owned Company 2005 Jane Raphaely Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
Top Emerging Woman-Owned Company of the Year Styger and Susheila Moodley Outlearning (Pty) Ltd
Top Gender-CSI Company of the Year Zyda Rylands Woolworths Holdings Ltd
For further information on the publication, or how to participate in next year's selection process, please contact Ilse Fourie on 021-441 2500 or email .
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