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About the awards

The 5th annual Women in Construction Awards Gala Dinner was hosted on 24 May 2017 co-located with the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

The exclusive Gala Dinner of just over 200 guests was a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence in Africa within the construction, cement and concrete industries.

The Awards categories have recognise those women who are Pioneers in Innovation within the built environment as well as identifying those "Young entrepreneur/rising stars'' - who have put themselves out there and have been identified as the ones "to watch" as they get a foothold within their sector.

The awards have also acknowledge organisations which have stepped up and developed women's roles through innovative training programmes and have demonstrated commitment to developing the careers of women in the industry.

This year's awards celebration was attended by senior-level executives, key decision-makers and suppliers, within the construction, cement and concrete industries.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +27 87 890 0898.


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WHY ENTER?

The Women in Construction Awards not only enable you to enjoy peer recognition of your achievements, which also provides for career evaluation and the celebration of achievements, but also career evaluation, the celebration of achievements, and the opportunity for you to be a change agent in Africa and role model for future leaders:

The number of women in technical / engineering has been of particular concern as women are still grossly under-represented, with the percentage of women graduates in engineering still below 20% in many countries in the continent, and the number of women actively employed in the construction sector being much lower.

The extensive PR campaigns showcasing the finalists is aimed at encouraging companies to employ and train more women in the sector and highlights the exciting opportunities for young women considering a career in construction.

 

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WHEN WOMEN CONNECT, THE WORLD CHANGES

Athi Myoli, Awards Director, Women in Construction Awards Gala Dinner

2017 Official government partner 

ACE

Co-located with 

ACE

2017 Gold sponsors 

NHBRC
Standard Bank
 
 

2017 Corporate tables owned by 

ACE
FSPW
Partners
Partners
Partners
SAIA
SAWIC

2017 Award partners

3S-Media
AAO
ACT
alusani
CIOB
SAIA
AAO
AAO
AAO
AAO
AAO
AAO
MBA-North
mining-weekly
NAFBI
NHBRC
SAIA
SAWIC
SACAP
SEDA
SAIA
SAWIC
SACAP
SEDA
SAIA
 
 
 

2017 Prize sponsors

alusani1
BMW
ACE
JM Biltong
Maroccan Oil
eljimador
kzn
Maroccan Oil
JDHoney
 
 
 

2017 Lifestyle partners

burst
burst
panniers

2017 Official vehicle partner

BMW

2017 Official Broadcast Partner of Women in Construction Awards

 
channel-africa
 

2017 Preferred PR partner

eclipse

2017 Winners

ORGANISATIONAL CATEGORIES

Most Innovative Women Training Programme Award:

Robus Engineering Training Services (Pty) Ltd

Robus Engineering Training Services (Pty) Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

Robus Engineering Training Services (RETS) is a 100% Woman Black Owned (BWO) Company. RETS has been established in 2013, which consist of a group of highly experienced business and technical professionals, with more than 25 years in the infrastructure in the built environment. RETS has a matured network in the public and private sector within South Africa. Identifying opportunities in the broad infrastructure and built environment, with the need for strong black participation in the different areas.

  • Growth and Development
  • Capacity Building (Skills development) in the built environmen
  • JOB Creation

Excellence in Career Development Award:

NHBRC Women Empowerment Programme

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The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is investing in emerging female entrepreneurs in the construction industry by enabling them to attend a business development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs). What the 'Women in Construction' Programme entails This is a four-month academic programme with networking and mentorship support. On completion of the course, businesses will have exposure to business leads.

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Woman in Concrete: Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by:

Deborah Terhune, Director, Growing Up Africa

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Growing Up Africa is a registered not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in underserved communities. The organization collaborates with university students, designers, building professionals, local community leaders, and global partners in order to develop and build its projects. The projects are based on an 80/20 model whereby eighty percent of the construction budget is provided by in-kind material donations (product sponsorship) from international companies and the remaining twenty percent is generated through funding,. All design professionals, engineers, and architects provide their services for free.

Started in 2008 by Deborah Terhune, Growing Up Africa has had a successful track record with two completed projects and a third, the Devland SOWETO Education Campus, which is currently under construction.

Pioneer of Innovation Award:

Sponsored by:

Riefqah Abrahams, Director / Professional Architect Cape Town

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Archi.CapeTown is a 100% black female owned firm founded by two diverse individual visionaries. Driven by the pursuit of architectural innovation, the original brand was conceptualised at a time where democracy and liberation echoed its sentiments on design – to be free. experimental and inventive. As an architectural practise we define ourselves as Avant-garde architects. Moving forward to consciously plan and design sustainable and resilient urban environments, manipulating space to optimise human interaction and maintain intended social frameworks to improve the quality of space and infrastructure locally and globally. Our Portfolio is a collective of institutional. retail. medical. residential and commercial projects. Working together with clients, ranging from Government, NGOs to individuals, we strive to improve and impact the built environment. What drives us is passion – the rest is dedication. The results are Innovation


Nomination categories:

Individual Awards:

Pioneer of Innovation Award

Sponsored by:

This award recognises a Pioneer of Innovation, a woman who is passionately and innovatively leveraging new technology, information, processes or management with the aim of being more proactive, productive, and essential to creating business value within the built environment, cement and concrete industry.

New Starter of the year (Under 30 years)

The candidate for this award is an up and comer who has put themselves out there and has been identified as the one "to watch" as they get a foothold within their sectors.

Young entrepreneur/rising star Award (under 40 years) 

Young women are shaping the future of construction in Africa today with tremendous dedication and energy. This award provides a platform to unearth and recognise that inspirational and exciting leader of tomorrow (under 40 years of age).

Woman in Architecture Award

Sponsored by:

The story of every woman in architecture is important, as each has her own struggles and hurdles. It is from this understanding that the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), in its work with the Women in Architecture SA (WiASA) initiative, promotes this particular Award for Women in Architecture.

Woman in concrete: Lifetime achievement award 

Sponsored by:

The Woman in concrete: Lifetime achievement award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding efforts and enduring contribution to the concrete, cement and construction industry. This award may only be won once by a member.

Woman in Media and Communications Excellence 

This category will showcase an outstanding woman who is actively involved in any aspect of communications (PR, editor, journalist, corporate communications) in the built environment (construction, cement and concrete industries). The award seeks to showcase an extraordinary caliber in delivering information and will recognize her unwavering commitment and communications skills.

Organisational Awards:

Most Innovative Women Training programme

The focus is on "blue collar" innovative training programmes upskilling individuals and women owned SMME's. Are you an external training provider, a department within the public sector or a company with a successful in-house training programme?



Excellence in Career Development

This award recognises and honours the extraordinary efforts of companies and public agencies that have demonstrated leadership and dedication and who promote leadership and career advancement for women in the industry through mentoring, recognition, educational activities and networking. We are looking for organisations who have clear policies, processes and procedures which are geared towards women in construction.

 
 
 

For more information about the Awards or to submit your nomination contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +27 87 890 0898

 


JUDGES

Renowned industry leaders from across the globe sit on the judging panel

John Sheath100 Hon. Susan Shabangu
Minister of Women in the Presidency
South Africa
John Sheath100 John Sheath
CEO, Concrete Society of Southern Africa
South Africa
joseline Joselyne Davids
Director, JD and Associates Developments
South Africa
Rockson Rockson Dogbegah
Vice President, CIOB
Ghana
Karen Eicker100 Karen Eicker
Director, Architects Collective
South Africa
feinberg Larry Feinberg
Executive Director, The Association of SA Quantity Surveyors
South Africa
delphina New Starter of the Year (Under 30)
Etheldreder Koppa
Assistant Project Manager, National Housing Corporation
Tanzania
delphina 2016 Winner Pioneer of Innovation Award
Noluthando Molao
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
South Africa
Norman Milne100 Norman Milne
President, SAFCEC
South Africa
Thobile-Bhembe Thobile Bhembe
Junior Site Agent, Inyatsi Construction Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd
South Africa
lentsu 2015 Winner New Starter of the Year (Under 30)
Lentsu Mmako

Candidate Quantity Surveyor, VSB Quantity Surveyors
South Africa
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Thandiwe Ngqobe

COO, NHBRC
South Africa
joe o Joe Odhiambo
CEO, Agrement
South Africa
addo100 Joe Osae-Addo
CEO, Constructs LLC
Ghana
gill100 Gill Owens
Editor, Concrete Trends
South Africa
bperry Bryan Perry
Managing Director The Concrete Institute
South Africa
sonya Sonja Pilusa
COO, CETA
South Africa
johnprovis John Provis
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
sonya Phindile Machweu
Co-founder & Managing Director, Sasamela Trading Enterprises
South Africa
   
       

WHY SPONSOR?

Get your brand in front of some of the most influential leaders in the industry and sponsor the awards. Sponsorship packages are tailored to fit any budget and based on specific needs.

The multifaceted media and PR campaign supporting the awards programme allows sponsors to highlight their strong commitment to the development of women in construction as a whole. Sponsors are able to associate their brand with the values of diversity and inclusion and support the development of women in the construction workplace in Africa!

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