Announcing the winners at the Gauteng Margaret Hirsch Woman In Business Achiever of the Year Gala Evening that was held in the Ballroom at Monte Casino on the 14th October, Margaret, who started the competition countrywide after winning several awards herself over the years said that she could see how much of an impact the acknowledgement of her own success had been – and wanted to see more women in this position. “Awards give credibility to one’s business and as women, we tend to shy away from being in the limelight. We also tend not to be assertive enough. This was my way of encouraging women to put themselves and their businesses in the spotlight. The winners and runners up are people who not only run successful businesses, but are making a difference to the lives of others in all the areas in which they live – and ultimately, the lives of people in our beautiful country, South Africa” she said.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
The REGIONAL winner for GAUTENG was Fourways Finalist, Lori Milner from Beyond the Dress.
Runners up – 2nd Dr Natalie Morrow from Centurion
3rd Robynn Liesa Niemack from East Rand.
All three have, through their businesses made a huge, positive, impact on the lives of others .
East Rand: Marthie Jansen van Rensburg
Centurion: Theresa Roberts
Silverlakes: Ajita Ratanjee
Fourways: Jaci Tibbit
Strubens: Charlotte Du Plessis
Guest speaker at the Awards evening was Dawn Lindberg, an icon in the South African entertainment industry for the last 50 years, Dawn and her husband Des were recently appointed “Living Legends” by the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa. No Stranger to Awards Ceremonies, Dawn conceived and created the Naledi Theatre Awards in 2004 and has built it into the biggest and most respected Awards Event in SA to honour Excellence in Live SA Theatre.
Entertainment during the evening was opera singer, Nozuko Teto, Singer/ songwriter,Elsabe Rademeyer; Carina Renz, well known artist in the South African music industry; Popular Afrikaans singer, Chantelle Bosch and the slick and professional Belly Dance team from Hizi-Hizi.