Top Women Awards 2019 Sponsors & Partners

20 Judges

500 Attendees

21 Award Categories

15 August 2019 | Emperors Palace

Strategic Partner

The Information Technology Association (ITA), founded in 1934, merged with the IT Users Council in mid-2000, is the official trade and employer body of the Information Technology Industry in South Africa. The ITA represents more than 200 companies concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services. Prominent members include Microsoft SASiemensSAPAxizIBM, etc.

The ITA works in close liaison with government, consumers and other specialist organizations. The ITA also has a longstanding commitment to human resource development within the industry. Through its close association with the MICT SETA, the ITA promotes the maintenance of high standards of IT industry technical skills in accordance with international trends.


Awards Lifestyle Partner

Founded in 2002, African Extracts Rooibos skin care is a South African beauty brand inspired by the unique antioxidant power of the rooibos plant that grows naturally only in one place on earth – the rugged Cederberg mountains. Known for centuries by the first peoples of the region, the Khoi and the San, and developed later as a red tea, rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is widely acknowledged for its health-giving benefits.

From this natural heritage, the company developed a range of skin-care products with Bio-Active Rooibos extracted from organic rooibos. Because the company believes in the power of nature, our Bio-Active Rooibos is supported in each of the products by a host of proven natural active ingredients, carefully selected for their skin-care benefits. Each one is a testament to our down-to-earth approach.

The company – a family business started by Cape Town entrepreneur Rob Tiffin – has its own sophisticated manufacturing facility, and also makes skin-care brands for leading retailers.

We hope you enjoying finding out more about African Extracts.


The Standard Bank Top Women regional conferences: Giving Entrepreneurs access to markets

For women entrepreneurs, the biggest barrier to success is usually not business intelligence or innovative business models, but simply access to trade or markets – They have products and services but WHERE and HOW do they find opportunities to gain more clients and market share – locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally? Big corporates have recently been mandated through B-BEE and Supplier Development funding to start doing more business with black women owned suppliers. If South Africa’s entrepreneurial women can open up such opportunities their productivity will soar, job creation will increase and their success will ripple outwards into the wider economy.

The national Standard Bank Top Women Conference takes place in Johannesburg every August – but calls have come in from thousands of women around the country, who want to participate and boost their business prospects. Now, regional Top Women Conferences will travel to four key regions in the coming months, to reach out to entrepreneurial women in Cape Town, P.E, KZN and Limpopo, who can look forward to hearing first-hand from successful Top Women Awards winners. Attendees will come away with a new game plan for success, based on the personal journeys related by these women leaders – and a clearer idea of where and how to grow their own businesses.

Celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their strategy for growth and success.

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