CANSA & CEO Announced 2017 ‘Standard Bank Top Women Awards’ Finalists
For a decade and a half, South Africa’s premier gender parity platform, Standard Bank Top Women, has awarded outstanding women leaders and gender-strong companies across a host of market sectors.
Their journeys to success ignite the ambition of Africa’s women to pursue their own goals in business, government, science, tech and other fields, while showcasing the robust business performance that results from having more women in leadership roles.
This year, Elize Joubert, CEO of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is proud to join the ranks of the Awards’ alumni, as a Finalist in the Award Category, Female Public Sector Leader Award.
She will vie for the award at this year’s 14th annual ceremony, taking place at Emperors Palace on the evening of 17 August 2017.
CANSA, the organisation, has also been named as a finalist in the Public Service category.
Commenting on the accolade, Elize Joubert said, “It’s a welcome acknowledgement of our journey towards becoming an organisation that thrives on equal opportunities for all and prides on providing opportunities for women to thrive. The resulting business performance and culture of enthusiasm prevailing at CANSA attest to this being the right – the only – way to go.”
In November 2015, Joubert was announced as the African Continental Winner for Welfare and Civil Society Organisations at the 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business and Government Awards.
This followed her winning two awards in July: ‘Country Winner from South Africa’ and ‘SADC South Regional’ for the category ‘Welfare and Civil Society Organisations.
CANSA has been acknowledged as a leading non-profit organisation by winning several industry awards over the last few years.
About the Awards
Entries for the awards, both individual and organisational, were evaluated against strict criteria of both gender empowerment and performance, in order to designate the award finalists, who will contest 27 coveted Standard Bank Top Women trophies (the 28th is reserved for an honorary Lifetime Achiever, to be announced as the highlight of the awards ceremony).
This year’s panel of esteemed judges includes the likes of Kate Moodley, Franchise Director at Discovery Holdings; Phuti Mahanyele, Sigma Capital Executive Chairperson and Margaret Sibiya, C.O.O. for ICT-Works. Several of the judges commented on the impressive calibre of this year’s entrants, which made the intensive adjudication process even more challenging than in previous years.