WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED
2015: Advocate Thulisile Madonsela, the Public Protector of South Africa from October 19, 2009 to October 14, 2016.
2014: Dr Phumzile MlamboNgcuka, an Under-SecretaryGeneral of the UN and the Executive Director of UN Women. Previously she was Deputy President of South Africa from 2005 to 2008.
2013: Ms Philisiwe Mthethwa, Chief Executive Officer of the National Empowerment Fund.
2012: Dr Brigalia Bam, human rights activist, chancellor at the Walter Sisulu University and former chairperson of the IEC.
2011: Ms Futhi Mtoba, chairperson of Deloitte and current president of Business Unity South Africa.
2010: Ms Nonkululeko Gobodo, a patron of AWCA, who was the first black woman to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and who made it possible for young black South African women to become Chartered Accountants. In addition, she has been instrumental in breaking down the social and business stereotypes, thereby becoming a trailblazer for young women wanting to venture into business. She has been a mentor and spiritual leader throughout her journey.
2009: Ms Monhla Hlahla, a patron of AWCA, and a pioneer who has shown that women can succeed in any male-dominated industry if they put their minds to it. She has contributed immensely towards the South African economy and infrastructure development, and her devotion to mentorship and development has underpinned her success as a young leader.
2008: Ms Sindi Zilwa, a founder member of AWCA, and the second black woman to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa. With her passion for transformation and empowerment, she has tirelessly dedicated herself to breaking down barriers for black women in all spheres of business.
2007: Ms Wendy Luhabe, one of the leading women entrepreneurs in the world, who had a significant impact on the development of AWCA and other black women organisations in South Africa.
2006: Ms Gloria Serobe, who has firmly established herself as a giant in South African business and has used her positions of influence to ensure that women are empowered and brought into the mainstream of our economy.
2005: The late Minister Stella Sigcau, who as the then minister of Public Enterprises, ensured participation of black women in state-owned enterprises.
WOMEN POWER: About 300 people celebrated the African Women Chartered Accountants Forum awards in Sun City.