We were proud to announce the winners of the 2016 FAIRLADY Woman of the Future and Rising Star awards – in partnership with Santam – at a VIP luncheon at Summer Place in Hyde Park during Women’s Month.
Out of a shortlist of remarkable women entrepreneurs, two winners were announced: Sarah Collins of Wonderbag was named the 2016 FAIRLADY Woman of the Future; and Moyin Oloruntoba, owner of The A1, was named the 2016 FAIRLADY Rising Star.
The finalists, judges, celebrities, businesswomen and readers were welcomed to Summer Place with a glass of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel and enjoyed a three-course lunch paired with Haute Cabrière wines. Businesswoman Jo-Ann Strauss emceed the event with charm, and a highlight was when Santam director Yegs Ramiah praised outgoing public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela for her work. Then it was time for the announcement of the winners. The judges contributed to making these awards a success: thank you Suzy Brokensha, Jo-Ann Strauss, Leanne Manas, Yegs Ramiah and Advocate Thuli Madonsela! We also thank our sponsors, without whom we couldn’t have done it: Santam (headline sponsor), Queenspark and Issey Miyake (event and prize sponsors), and Bamboo Revolution, Sony Xperia and Get Smarter (prize sponsors).