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Celebrating women leading the way as influencers and innovators

These prestigious awards aim to recognise excellence amongst women in the food, beverage and hospitality industries, as well as to celebrate individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty through innovation and best practice. Taking place on 22 June 2020 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, this celebratory event promises to be an excellent opportunity to network with leading industry players as we put a spotlight on the year’s successes.

What to expect in 2020?


Leading industry guests


Organisations represented


Media and press houses in


Award categories

Connect your brand to award-winning leaders!

The awards are an excellent opportunity to engage leading industry players and motivate teams in an inspiring setting.  The sponsorship packages are tailored to accentuate marketing efforts and spice up your bottom line. The relationship that is established between the awards and a sponsor is that of a long term partnership, both working together for the betterment of women in food, beverage & hospitality industry.

Each sponsorship opportunity offers an outstanding package of benefits, including high visibility promotion. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact: Roshenda Barendilla.

Submit your nomination

Please note that the quality of your entry content is critical to the judging process, so please keep information brief and relevant. Motivations must not exceed 1500 words.

Supporting documentation that is not accompanied by a motivation letter will not be considered. Supporting documentation should include press releases, news articles, and testimonials relevant to the category entered.


  • Emerging entrepreneur of the year
  • Women of the year award 
  • Best women’s skill development programme


  • New product of the year 
  • Industry champion award
  • Top women empowered programme of the year


  • Best front of House
  • Hotel chef of the year
  • Excellence in leadership
  • Best women empowerment & transformation

For more information about the nomination process and supporting documents contact Amanda Bokleni: E: | T: +27 11 783 7114

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