It was a huge honour partnering with Santam to host the inaugural FAIRLADY Women of the Future Competition and the Awards ceremony in Johannesburg in August. Local celebs, successful businesswomen and our lovely FAIRLADY readers joined us at the Maslow Hotel in Gauteng to celebrate South African female entrepreneurs.
Picking our winners was no easy task – all the finalists were phenomenal, and in diverse fields. But with the help of our prestigious panel of judges, we were very excited to award Boitumelo Ntsoane, founder of Afrilink HealthCare, as the 2015 FAIRLADY Woman of the Future and Amy deCastro, founder of Bamboo Revolution, as the 2015 FAIRLADY Rising Star.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our judges, Thuli Madonsela, Yegs Ramiah, Gerry Rantseli Elsdon and Zelda la Grange, for their contribution in making Women of the Future 2015 a success. A huge thank you, too, for the incredible support from our co-sponsor Place in the Sun and prize sponsors S. Bacher and Co., Damelin, Elizabeth Arden, Samsung