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Awards Criteria


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Application process


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Your entries may be for South Africa and/or international programmes.

Deadline for entries 25 June 2019


Nominated by a subordinate, or group of subordinates, this person (male or female) demonstrates business leadership qualities that are aligned to the ethos of gender mainstreaming.

They have ingrained into their leadership style a recognition of the provable benefits to their business that diversity brings, with special emphasis on gender.

The nomination is made by a person or group of people who know the nominee very well, primarily in a business role, and the nominee accepts the nomination in writing.


Category of AwardAspects Adjudicated UponWeightingIndicatorExample
Inclusive Leader Award Level of seniority 20 Recognition of the level that the nominee operates at in their business dealings.

The more senior the person in the organisation the more influence they may assert

Extent of influence 20

Acknowledgement of the length and breadth of the sphere of influence.

Does the nominee positively influence those above, below and his / her peers.

Type of environment  30

What is the sector that the nominee is working in and what is the perceived level of difficulty regarding the advancement of women in that sector.

The more difficult the sector the harder it is for the nominee to lead effectively in an inclusive manner. This should be taken account of.

Broadness of communities affected  20

Is the nominee a leader of statue outside of his or her working environment

Is the nominee acknowledged as an inclusive leader within his or her broader community.
Other redeeming qualities 10 Any other information that shows the nominee in a positive light.


This section shows the nominee as a well balanced person.

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Note: Nomination forms for the INDIVIDUAL AWARDS categories to be downloaded from the Awards criteria page.
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