Brainchild of award-winning businesswoman and philanthropist Pontsho Manzi, the Fabulous Woman Awards are back. Celebrating its ninth year, and themed Women in Leadership, Manzi launched the awards in 2013 through her foundation, Fabulous Girls Foundation.
Manzi’s foundation has been helping and inspiring young people, particularly girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, to dream beyond their current circumstances and to continue to uphold their integrity not only in school, but also in every aspect of their lives. This year, the awards will be hosted in Pretoria, and girl learners from Reitumetse High School in Soshanguve will be hosted at the event.
Recognising outstanding women
Pontsho said about the awards, “It is my pleasure to recognise the outstanding and excellent women who have done sterling work in the empowerment and advancement of women in South Africa. I look forward to hearing more about their successes and endeavours over the coming months.
“The annual awards have been created to honour women who possess ethical leadership, vision, innovation, excellence and entrepreneurial drive, with the ultimate goal being to present role models for other women to aspire to.”
The awards, which is taking place later this year, is calling for nominations for the following categories:
- BIC Soleil Fabulous Woman Humanitarian Award
- Fabulous Woman Resilience Award
- Fabulous Woman Integrity Award
- Sta-So-Fro Fabulous Women Empowerment Award
- Fabulous Woman of the Soil Award
- Fabulous Woman of the Year Award
- Fabulous Girl of the Year Award
- Fabulous Woman in Health Award
- Fabulous Woman Global Impact Award
To nominate a candidate, and for more information, click here. The closing date is midnight, 30 April.