The Fabulous Woman Awards will kickstart women’s month and they, for the first time in seven years, will be held in Cape Town
Celebrating its seventh year, the annual Fabulous Woman Awards is back and will be bigger as it will, for the first time, be hosted in Cape Town. The awards which are the brainchild of award-winning businesswoman and philanthropist, Pontsho Manzi, started in 2013 through the Fabulous Girls Foundation. Manzi’s foundation has been helping and inspiring young people, particularly girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to dream beyond their current circumstances and to continue to upload their integrity not only in schools but beyond as they work towards fulfilling their career and business dreams.
“We are thrilled to take the Fabulous Woman Awards 2019 to the Western Cape for the first time since its inception,” says Pontso, “Women’s challenges are the same globally, we chose the Western Cape in 2019 to encourage women to embrace their dreams and take advantage of opportunities available and Fabulous Girls Foundation is committed to empowering, uplifting women and championing gender equality and it also aims to reflect these ideals through our internal and external initiatives, like FabGalz Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programmes.” Pontso adds that in addition, the Fabulous Girls Foundation grants women access to education, job markets, entrepreneurship opportunities and vital life skills.
The event, which is taking place during women’s month will have a lineup of inspirational speakers and entertainment by SA’s best musician. The awards are divided into the following categories:
- Humanitarian Award
- Integrity Award
- Resilience Award
- Pull Her Up (Sisterhood) Award
- Woman of the Soil Award
- Fabulous Woman of the Year
- Fabulous Girl of the Year
- Fabulous Girl for resilience
- Fabulous Woman Hall of Fame
These categories honour top businesswomen, community builders and outstanding young girls in the Mother City. With the IDC, Graham Beck, Vrede en Lust, Canal Walk, Carrol Boyes and The Duchess being this year’s sponsors, this year’s event promises to be a night to remember for these young women who will meet and engage with a number of inspirational women celebrities and community leaders who are passionate about women empowerment. The Fabulous Woman Awards will take place on the 3rd of August 2019 at Marriott Crystal Towers Hotel in Cape Town.
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About The Fabulous Girls Foundation:
The Fabulous Girls Foundation conducts schools outreach workshops in townships around the country and organises boot camps for Maths and Science extra lessons. The foundation offers entrepreneurship training, as well as confidence building and career guidance workshops. The main purpose of the Fabulous Girls Foundation is to educate and groom young women to contribute positively to society. In doing so, the young women are exposed to companies, senior female executives/managers and businesswomen who may provide deserving students with mentorship opportunities and/or bursaries to further their studies in their chosen careers. Winners of the categories of the Fabulous Woman Foundation are selected from girls who have attended the foundation’s workshops and boot camps as well as schools that the Fabulous Girls Foundation has adopted as patrons.
Connect with Fabulous Woman Awards:
Facebook page: Fabulous Woman Awards