A leader of the Sheconomy.
Sturae Hickley announced as a 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Awards finalist.
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, Sturae Hickley, Mark1's Ad Operations Manager is proud to join the ranks of the Awards’ alumni, as a Finalist in the Award Category, TOP YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR 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.
Commenting on the accolade, Sturae said,"What a great honour and privilege to be a finalist and to be part of an organisation that acknowledges the growth and impact women have in our country. This is a stepping stone for Mark1 as we continue to strive for equality and growth opportunities for all. We are intent on encouraging more organisations to help build what people are calling the ‘sheconomy’ ‘new economy’; one unfettered by tradition and thriving on full inclusivity. An economy that amplifies South Africa’s transformation journey by intensively uplifting women - more than 51% of our population as a whole. We congratulate our peers in this category, who share that commitment with us.”
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.
* Click here for more insight on how women are taking business performance to the next level.