Soul City a finalist in the 11th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards

The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Soul City is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization and the largest social change communication project in Africa.

Using a combination of mass media, social mobilization and advocacy, the Soul City Institute aims to improve the quality of life and health of people in Southern Africa through strengthening individuals, communities and society.

In collaboration with the Top Women publication, the Top Women Awards is a prestigious event in which inspirational female leaders are celebrated for outstanding performance in the world of business and government. The winners will be announced at a gala event at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on the 14 August 2014.

This year, over 160 companies from a range of different sectors, including agriculture, science and technology, transport, and retail, have entered the Awards. In order to be shortlisted, as a finalist companies must meet certain criteria, like have an annual turnover of R35 million, 30 percent female staff, 10 percent and above female senior management, and one to 1.5 percent of per capita is spent on skills development for women in the industry.

“Judging the entrants to the Top Women Awards is such an eye-opening experience because it gives a window into just how much is being done to help uplift women in South Africa,” says Topco Media’s Managing Editor Nick Krige. “The companies involved in the Non-Governmental Organization Award have benefited so many women across the country. I am particularly interested to see who comes out on top in the Top Young Female Entrepreneur of 2014 Award as I felt that all of the entrants were very strong,” he says.

Sheri Morgan from the Top Women Awards Nominations team explains how there is a lot to expect from the individual categories this year.   “The Top Businesswoman of the Year Award looks very strong because the entries are so diverse and cover most sectors. Their stories are truly inspiring.”

Visit www.topwomenawards.co.za for a full list of finalists. To book a table at this event contact Babalwa Mkobeni on 086 000 9590 or email babalwa.mkobeni@topco.co.za
For more information, please contact Lisa Pillay on 086 000 9590 or email lisa.pillay@topco.co.za