WOMEN OF THE FUTURE: The grand luncheon where our winners were announced
A fantastic competition culminated in a grand luncheon where our winners were announced.
Celebrities, businesswomen and readers joined us for a beautiful lunch at Summer Place in Sandton for the 2018 FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards, where we introduced the finalists and announced this year’s winners. We were honoured to partner with Santam as our headline sponsor and Issey Miyake as the event sponsor.
Our prestigious panel of judges awarded the Woman of the Future title to Patricia Schröder of Reclite SA; Vere Shaba of Shaba & Ramplin Green Building Solutions won the Rising Star title, and Lindiwe Matlali of African Teen Geeks snagged the first-ever Social Entrepreneur Award.
Each winner received a cash prize, a mentoring session with one of the judges, a media training session, an Issey Miyake fragrance hamper from our event sponsor and prizes from IMM Graduate School, Michel Herbelin, Samsonite, Jekyll & Hide and Cross pens.
From left: Rising Star winner, Vere Shaba; Woman of the Future 2018, Patricia Schröder; Social Entrepreneur award winner, Lindiwe Matlali.
Above: The three winners (middle) with some of the members of the judging panel: (from left) Annette La Grange, Suzy Brokensha, Thuli Madonsela and Dawn Nathan-Jones.
1. The finalists. 2. Miss World, SA Thulisa Keyi with Ashley Hayden & Dawn Nathan-Jones.3. Guests enjoying the event. 4. Table flower arrangements 5. Our MC, Metro FM’s Masechaba Ndlovu6. Guests received a fab goodie bag. 7. Poolside at Summer Place.