WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN RECOG­NISED

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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.

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