Entries are now open for the 6th annual SANTAM Women of the Future Awards in partnership with Fair Lady and Truelove, along with co-sponsor, Lulalend.
The SANTAM Women of the Future Awards invites women entrepreneurs in the country that have just started a new business, or have been running their own business for a while, to enter. The public can also nominate an amazing woman entrepreneur they know.
‘This year, it’s more essential than ever before: Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on our South African economy, and we believe that it’s the untapped smarts, resilience, creativity – and sheer brilliance – of South African women that will lead us forward,’ says Fair Lady Editor Suzy Brokensha. ‘Five years as a judge have taught me that South African women are an economic force to be reckoned with, and this year, more than ever, I look forward to being astounded by what they have come up with.’
Santam understands that the first 1000 days of running your own business are the hardest. They believe that if you’re still in business by day 1001, you’re in it for the long haul. Santam’s many years of supporting women in business in South Africa have given them real insight into potential pitfalls on your entrepreneurial journey.
Entrepreneurs can enter one of three categories and win incredible prizes:
• The SANTAM Woman of the Future title is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older whose business is older than 1000 days and who is well on her way to creating an empire.
• The SANTAM Rising Star title is awarded to an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years old who is still within her first 1000 days but whose business, our judges believe, will flourish way beyond them.
• The SANTAM Social Entrepreneur title is awarded to an entrepreneur making a real difference in her community. Aged 30 or older, her business has survived the first 1000 days.
The prizes awarded to the three winners are: R80 000 in cash to the SANTAM Woman of the Future • R50 000 each, in cash, to the SANTAM Rising Star and SANTAM Social Entrepreneur.
All the winners will also walk away with:
• A PR package worth R10 000 from Lulalend • A luxurious beauty hamper worth R5 000 from Estée Lauder • Business printing worth R5 000 from Lithotech • A course worth R17 000 from GIBS • A Samsonite Zalia 2.0 Bailhandle worth R3 699 • a ladies wristwatch worth R1 095 from Missguided • A media training course.
Entry forms and terms & conditions for the SANTAM Women of the Future Awards are available on www.womenofthefuture.co.za.
Entries close on 30 June 2020.
The general public can nominate a female entrepreneur for entry into any of the three categories. Nomination forms can be found on https://womenofthefuture.co.za/nominate/
For more details about this year’s SANTAM Women of The Future competition, visit www.womenofthefuture.co.za.