The 8th March was a night of exceptional grace, glamour and celebration, to acknowledge trailblazers and game changers in twelve categories inclusive of community and business, hosted by the Woman of Stature Foundation.
Attended by 340 distinguished guests including Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier, Mrs South Africa Jacqueline Ferns and the Honorable Pinky Kekana who gave a riveting opening address.
Recently appointed as the Vice President of PAWO with a passion for women empowerment, she expressed her wish to take hands with Woman of Stature.
MC’s for the evening was the beautiful and talented LeAnne Dlamini and the dapper Brett Hermon.
But the night was all about the Finalists who made the adjudicators task very difficult during the adjudication. It was evident from the start that they would have a difficult task to get to the final winners… but they did.
The results were audited by AfricaRas and were verified on the night by Managing Director, Patricia Stock.
WOMAN IN COMMUNITY
Frida Hartley Shelter for Woman
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Jezriel Craig Holdings
WOMAN IN AGRICULTURE
The Big Beef Company
WOMAN IN EDUCATION
WOMAN IN FINANCE
WOMAN IN HEALTHCARE
WOMAN IN MEDIA
WOMAN IN SPORT
WOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY
Elisja van Niekerk
WOMAN IN ENGINEERING
WOMAN IN MINING AND CONSTRUCTION
Annetjie van der Zandt
JUNIOR YOUTH AMBASSADOR
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and we look forward to your continued association with Woman of Stature.
RELEBOGILE “LEBO” MABOTJAI
• Her talent extends to producing for television, commercials and music videos which won her multiple nominations.
• Relebogile has been the voice behind many campaigns such as the theme song for Africa Magic on DSTV and the National Lottery.
• 2011 saw her win a South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Kiddies Album with African Treehouse and a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best TV Soap Ensemble with fellow cast for playing lead, Mpumi.
• In her various musical roles, she is an adjudicator and Director on the Board for the National Eistedfodd Academy (NEA), prelim judge for Mnet’s Idols and Music Expert for Mzansi Magic’s Clash of the Choirs Season 2.
• In 2013, Relebogile began her radio career and she found herself as the host of the Early Breakfast Show on 702.
• She also landed her first musical composition gig when she wrote the new channel music for SABC 2’s rebrand through her publishing, television and production company, Lebotja Media.
• Relebogile went on to work on the title music for shows such as afro Cafe, Making moves and Sunday Chillas.
• In 2014 she made history by becoming the youngest board member on the SAMRO board.
• She was nominated for Music Excellence at the Women Real Architects of Society Awards 2016
• 2017 has seen her guest host SABC 3’s Trending SA a few times
• She is a News reader and show contributor on Metro FM’s afternoon drive show ‘The Kings Suite’.
• Relebogile has recently joined Discovery channel ‘Real Time’, on DSTV 155.
LeAnne is a multi-platinum selling artist; two-time South African Music Award
winner; Metro FM Award winner and has achieved more than 5 top 10 hits. Despite her success, LeAnne is one of the most accessible artists, engaging over 100 000 social media followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. LeAnne has solidified her reputation as a key entrepreneur in South Africa. Her #EndGirlHate movement has drawn women from all walks of life to her, making her a noted thought leader in empowering women. She has collaborated with top designers to release her own line of clothing and #EndGirlHate product range.