2018 #InspiringFiftySA

2018 #InspiringFiftySA Winner

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….. “This year marks the second edition of the global initiative which welcomed 276 nominees at the closing of the nomination period on 9 July 2018.

“As we honour the winners of Inspiring Fifty for 2018- I think it would be opportune also to honour the woman who upon learning of this campaign, not only brought it to us but also championed it in South Africa! Bonnie Horbach leaves a country filled with gratitude, she leaves a sisterhood of women who are not only affirmed but are able to affirm one another, secure in their excellence and secure that recognizing others does not dim their own light! said Carol Bouwer, Inspiring Fifty 2018 Judge, Businesswoman and UNICEF SA Advocate for Women and Children. 

“I hope in 50 years to come we celebrate this campaign as a relic of the past because women will have attained the kind of equality and respect that makes recognition organic! We will miss you Bonnie but thank you for your light- here’s to our Fifty Inspiring women and the generations of women who draw inspiration from them,” said Bouwer.

“These fifty women will go on to inspire and encourage both young girls and boys in this country and showcase the opportunities that they may not have realized were available to them. It is an exciting time for women in STEM in South Africa,” concluded Horbach. 

Some of this year’s judges included Irene Ochem, Founder and CEO of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF); Dr Adriana Marais, Theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extraterrestrial; Abbas Jamie, Director for Innovation and Transformation at Aurecon Africa and also serves as the Community Liaison Africa for the World Design Organisation and Thabile Ngwato, Primetime and current affairs News Anchor at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). 

We would like to congratulate and welcome the following women as this year’s #InspiringFiftySA women:  

Leah Molatseli Founder and MD at Lenoma Legal