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Wifbha awards

Celebrating women leading the way as influencers and innovators

The Women in Food, Beverage and Hospitality Awards will recognise and reward individuals and organisations who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of women, innovation and drive transformation in the sector.

Taking place on 21 June 2021 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, this celebratory event promises to be an excellent opportunity to network with leading industry players as we empower and shine a spotlight on the year’s successes.


Official Sponsor

Wifbha awards

Verification Partner

Wifbha awards

What to expect in 2021?


Leading industry guests


Organisations represented


Media and press houses 


Award categories

Distinguish your company as a market leader committed to transformation in the sector. 

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:

DEAN LUNDALL | E: [email protected] | T: +27 11 783 7250

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:
FRAN SMOOK | E: [email protected] | T: +27 11 783 7250

Introducing our 2021 judges

Official Sponsor

Verification partner

Media partners

For more information contact out awards team:


E: [email protected]

T: +27 11 783 7250


E: [email protected]

T: +27 11 783 7250