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BWA announces finalists for Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards

Seventeen finalists have been announced for the annual Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards (RBWOYA) by the Businesswomen's Association (BWA).
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The finalists have been selected in the Corporate, Social Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur categories, from a total of 83 entries that were submitted by businesswomen who reside and operate businesses in the Western Cape province.

All finalists had to meet stringent criteria for their respective categories, such direct control of a budget of below R75m for the Corporate Category finalist; direct 26% shareholding in both entrepreneur and emerging entrepreneur categories for the finalists.

Finalists


Corporate category

  • Judy Robison, executive director, Ucademy
  • Lesley Bam, national learning and development manager, Glacier by Sanlam
  • Rene Webster, general manager, Executive Relocations
  • Sasha Knott, divisional CEO, Switch2 – a division of Clientele LifeJudy Robison, executive director, Ucademy
  • Lesley Bam, national learning and development manager, Glacier by Sanlam
  • Rene Webster, general manager, Executive Relocations
  • Sasha Knott, divisional CEO, Switch2 – a division of Clientele Life

Social Entrepreneur category

  • Karen Borochowitz, executive director, Dementia SA
  • Ronita Mahilall, CEO, St Luke’s Combined Hospice
  • Susan Hill, director, iKhaya le Themba

Emerging Entrepreneur category

  • Lynette Hundermark, CEO, Useful & Beautiful
  • Jerusha Perumal, director, Khawuzalise Service Station
  • Olivia du Plessis, owner and manager, LivFit
  • Fabrizia Degli Esposti, founder and director, 20 Across

Entrepreneur category

  • Zakira Palekar, owner, Doggobone
  • Shantelle Booysen, CEO, Elim Spa Products International
  • Zainab Bohardien, owner, R&R Anonymous Knitwear
  • Berenice Westmore, founder and managing member, Postwink Recycling Solutions
  • Denise Stubbs, MD and majority shareholder
  • Alexandra Guillot, CEO, Hi-fly Marketing

The prestigious and coveted gongs will be handed out on the Saturday, 28 July 2018 at a glittering gala function at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton.

Tables and tickets are on sale and those interested should contact Cleo Zini, at the BWA office in Cape Town via email at .
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