Laura Reynolds - CEO of Recruitgroup has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year's Standard Bank Top Women Awards in the Top Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Top Female Entrepreneur of 2014 categories. Laura has implemented exemplary vision, innovation, leadership and direction in the past eight years to create a business that has flourished to become an award winning leader in the industry both as a service provider and as an employer. Laura's dedicated service and passion for her business has created a unique, positive and dynamic working environment that not only continuously grows its own people but fosters a culture that is respected and admired by clients, candidates and employees.
In collaboration with the Top Women publication, the Top Women Awards is a prestigious event in which inspirational female leaders are celebrated for outstanding performance in the world of business and government. The winners will be announced at a gala event at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 14 August 2014.
This year, over 160 companies from a range of different sectors, including agriculture, science and technology, transport, and retail, have entered the awards. In order to be shortlisted, as a finalist companies must meet certain criteria, like have an annual turnover of R35m, 30 percent female staff, 10 percent and above female senior management, and one to 1.5 percent of per capita is spent on skills development for women in the industry.
"Judging the entrants to the Top Women Awards is such an eye-opening experience because it gives a window into just how much is being done to help uplift women in South Africa," says Topco Media's Managing Editor Nick Krige.
"The companies involved in the Non-Governmental Organisation Award have benefited so many women across the country. I am particularly interested to see who comes out on top in the Top Young Female Entrepreneur of 2014 Award as I felt that all of the entrants were very strong," he says.
Sheri Morgan from the Top Women Awards Nominations team explains how there is a lot to expect from the individual categories this year.
"The Top Businesswoman of the Year Award looks very strong because the entries are so diverse and cover most sectors. Their stories are truly inspiring."
Visit www.topwomenawards.co.za for a full list of finalists. To book a table at this event contact Babalwa Mkobeni on 086 000 9590 or email For more information, please contact Lisa Pillay on 086 000 9590 or email
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