A leader of the sheconomy: new economy? Tumi Magakwa 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, Tumi is proud to join the ranks of the Awards’ alumni, as a Finalist she will vie for the award at this year’s 14th annual ceremony, taking place at Emperor's Palace on the evening of 17 August, 2017.

Commenting on the accolade, Tumi Magakwa said, “It’s a welcome acknowledgement of our journey towards becoming an organisation that thrives on equal opportunities for all and prides, within that, a refusal to entertain the idea of a glass ceiling. The resulting business performance and culture of enthusiasm prevailing at Mashomo Business Consultants attest to this being the right - the only - way to go. 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 award finalists, who will contest 27 coveted Standard Bank Top Womentrophies (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.