Top Women Leaders Publication

Top Women Leaders Publication

The authority on gender empowerment in business for nearly 15 years.

Since 2004, Standard Bank Top Women Leaders has been South Africa’s leading gender-empowerment publication, listing and celebrating visionary organisations that prioritise gender empowerment as integral to their growth and success.

The publication, along with its valued partners, is dedicated to showcasing these organisations as thought leaders in their industry.

Top Women Publication

Top Women celebrates South African organisations, in both the public and private sectors, that prioritise gender empowerment within their business strategies. Our well-established platform – comprising publication, digital, awards and conference – drives awareness locally and internationally around the value and impact of women in leadership.

Backed by nearly 15 years’ of research, the annual Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication is the country’s authoritative source on top gender empowered companies

The publication includes listed and unlisted companies with a turnover of above R35-million, SMEs with an annual turnover that ranges from R5-R35 million, as well as public sector organisations. Only qualifying companies are profiled in the publication.

Measured against rigorous criteria, organisations achieve scores based on the representation of women in senior positions, gender empowerment policies, ownership and percentage of female staff.

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In-depth insight on the corporate gender empowerment landscape.



Inspiring interviews with women leaders and entrepreneurs.

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South African women making a global impact.


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Daniel Bouwer 


Judy Chileshe

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

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