Candidates will be judged on their demonstrated vision, leadership, innovation and action inand beyond their field, as well as on their impact and how it was achieved.

The judging panel will give consideration to:

  • Personal, academic, professional and community achievements.
  • Demonstrated performance in their chosen field.
  • Demonstration of collaboration within or beyond their field, and a wider circle of influence than their direct role.
  • If their influence has contributed to women’s social and economic advancement.
  • Extent to which their contribution was innovative


Terms and Conditions

  • Nominees have been contacted by sms for acceptance of nominations and submission of their profiles/CVs.
  • The judging panel and its representatives reserve the right to verify nominations in each category, for example, by requesting further information or by contacting referees.
  • The winners of each category and the overall winner will be announced on 17 th of August 2019.
  • The judging panel reserves the right to make a special award that falls outside the prescribed categories, where, in the opinion of the judging panel, a candidate merits recognition not covered by the prescribed categories.
  • The judging panel reserves the right not to make an award in a category.
  • Information provided in entries (including any photo provided) may be made publicly available and may also feature in DL Media including social media. By providing a photograph in an application the candidate warrants that they are either the owner of the photograph or are authorized to provide the photograph for use in relation to the Awards.
  • Candidates may be contacted for dialogue with the judges as well as editorial coverage by DL Media.
  • All decisions made by the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.