In its 14th year, the Oliver Empowerment Awards is a collaborative platform dedicated to inspiring and recognising leaders in transformation, creating a legacy of inspiration for the country’s business elite.
The award categories reflect a wide spectrum of work of those deserving individuals and organisations from the public and private sectors. This includes CEOs, executives and leaders in corporate South Africa, SMMEs, government departments and agencies, as well as entrepreneurs.
In collaboration with the Impumelelo publication and the Future of Empowerment Summit, the Oliver Empowerment Awards is a prestigious event which celebrates inspirational empowerment leaders for outstanding performance in the world of business and government. The winners will be announced at a gala event at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 23 April 2015.
“As the Department of Arts and Culture, we are proud to be a partner in this important initiative that seeks to honour the champions of transformation both in government and in the private sector. These men and women, who are the pride of our nation, have continued to put their collective shoulder to the wheel, in support of the national effort to advance socio-economic transformation.” Paul Mashatile, Former Minister of the Department of Arts & Culture.
The first seven judges of the Oliver Empowerment Awards have been announced:
Xolani Qubeka: Secretary General of the Black Business Council
Allon Raiz: CEO of Raizcorp
Vanessa Phala: Executive Director of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
Leigh Gunkel-Keuler: Public Affairs Policy and Communications Director of Pfizer South Africa
Tantaswa Fubu: National President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA)
Siphiwe Ngwenya: Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA)
Molebatsi Moagi: Managing Director of the Centre of Supplier Development
Enter the Oliver Empowerment Awards and measure your performance against South Africa’s best! Differentiate your business from your competitors, entrench your brand on a leadership platform and raise your profile to attract key investors and stakeholders.
Entry forms for the Oliver Empowerment Awards can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.oliverawards.co.za/images/OLIVERS-ENTRY-FORM-2015.pdf” http://www.oliverawards.co.za/images/OLIVERS-ENTRY-FORM-2015.pdf