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Awards Categories

Our award categories:

Business Engage has developed the Gender Mainstreaming Awards to encourage private sector to buy-in to achieving more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business.

There are various categories to fit in with the level of diversity that your company is currently at.

As gender diversity is still fairly new worldwide we understand that many companies are just starting on their journey. Do not be put off by this. You are encouraged to use the awards as a springboard to further achievements. There is no cost to submitting an application. All applications are done online on the Enrolment Form tab and may be South Africa programmes and/or international programmes.

Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards

For exemplary practice embracing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) – View Awards criteria

Gender Mainstreaming Champion Award

This Award represents the pinnacle of recognition for outstanding commitment to advancing gender equality and inclusivity across the continent. Companies and individuals vying for this coveted award have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in gender mainstreaming as a business imperative. The Overall Africa Champion Award serves as an inspiration, highlighting the critical role of gender mainstreaming in driving positive change.

Divisions may be split into two streams:

  • JSE listed
  • non-JSE listed companies. 

**Should a number of SOE companies enter,  we reserve the right to then move them into their own category.


Important time changes

  • South Africa – Entries extended to 16 June 2024
  • East and West Africa entries open until 31 July 2024