The panel of judges presiding over the awards this year are:
“The nearly 1,000 women who entered this year reaffirmed my belief in South Africa and my faith in the ability of the women in this country to build a strong, successful economy. They are so smart, so committed and so full of excellent ideas that our only way forward is up. I wish they could all win prizes, but they are all winners in my eyes,” said Brokensha.
This title is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older whose business is more than 1,000 days old and who is well on her way to establishing an extensive enterprise.
Social Entrepreneur 2021
The title is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older who is making a difference in her community. Her business/social enterprise/NPO has survived the first 1,000 days.
Rising Star 2021
The title is awarded to an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years old who is still within her first 1,000 days, but whose business, our judges believe, will flourish way beyond them.
During the show, othe panel of judges will be discussing the tricky issue of building and maintaining your brand or team identity when your staff is working from home.
Santam is opening up voting for the Readers’ Choice Award. To cast your vote, go here, or SMS the name Cara, Sibusiso, Vumile, Abigel, Suraya, Zandile, Ayanda, Peta-Anne or Nompilo to 37174. SMS costs R1,50.
The awards will be live-streamed on Friday, 15 October 2021 at 12.30pm. To access the free registration, go here.