BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR


Awarded to:


A business woman who is achieving in business, either her own company or as an employee, who is an inspirational leader, recognised in her field and is or could be a role model to other women.

The candidate has:

  • Delivered outstanding achievements within the business sector
  • Shown consistent determination and drive
  • Has an enterprising spirit
  • Tenacity and creativity


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Business success through their own efforts
  • Been recognised or stands out in their field
  • Positive influence and impact within the business community
  • May have or shows the capacity for collaborating, supporting and mentoring other women in business
  • Been or could be an Inspiration to other business women



The candidate has:

  • Delivered outstanding achievements within the business sector
  • Shown consistent determination and drive
  • Has an enterprising spirit
  • Tenacity and creativity


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Business success through their own efforts
  • Been recognised or stands out in their field
  • Positive influence and impact within the business community
  • May have or shows the capacity for collaborating, supporting and mentoring other women in business
  • Been or could be an Inspiration to other business women


BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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Valdene Reddy

Valdene Reddy is the Head of Equity & Equity Derivatives in the Capital Markets division of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Her role entails building and leveraging services and relationships across financial service participants to enhance and develop new products and offerings relevant to the South African Equity & Equity Derivate markets. Valdene is also responsible for staying abreast of developments across global exchanges as well as the market and regulatory landscape to ensure that the JSE's offering constantly remains competitive, innovative and appropriate to build and grow South African capital markets. Valdene holds a BSc Actuarial Science degree from the University of Cape Town, and is committed to making a difference with the mark she will leave on business, in particular SA capital markets, and on the people she is privileged to encounter along her way.
2 / 4
Justine Colley

Justine Colley is a qualified and experienced Portfolio Manager having worked in financial services for more than 10 years. Justine started her career at HSBC securities and prior to joining Sanlam UK, was a Wealth Manager at Tilney and later European Wealth. In both roles she managed the South African desk as well as providing solutions for UK and international clients. Having lived in London for the past six years, and proudly South African, Justine relished the opportunity to join the London office of Sanlam, South Africa’s largest financial services company as a Portfolio Manager, providing a proactive, highly personalised approach tailored to her client’s specific objectives. Recently Justine co-founded the Jewish Woman’s Business Network, which is focused on creating an international community for business woman, designed to connect, encourage and mentor them both personally and professionally. Justine, who holds a BSc (with Honours) in Finance and Economics, is a Chartered Associate of the Institute for Securities and Investments and a CFA Level 3 candidate who really values the long term nature of her client relationships and remains enthusiastic in building new relationships.
3 / 4
Penny Streeter OBE

Penny Streeter OBE is CEO of the A24 Group and the Benguela Collection, and is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in South Africa and the UK. At one time living in a homeless refuge with three children, Penny has since built a business empire from startup, today valued at £75 million, out of sheer hard work and tenacity. Her core business, the medical recruitment agency A24 Group, which she founded in 1996, records a post-tax profit of £9m in its published accounts, achieved through an outstanding business model that she created and evolved. Since 2016 she has also built a major wine, hospitality and leisure business across both countries, Benguela Collection. Penny was awarded the OBE for "Services to Enterprise" in 2006. This record of success has been achieved all through her own efforts, with no bank loans or outside investors. She is a champion in the media and on the conference platform for women in business, sharing her story and experience to help others.
4 / 4
Sarah Hutton

Sarah Hutton is a South African born business woman who has had the pleasure of a career working around the world. As Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola, Sarah aligns the HR Agenda with business strategy and measurable results. Holding an MSc, Management (Industrial Relations), degree from Oxford University is highly valued by the leadership teams she works with, for delivering pragmatic HR solutions to meet business needs on a daily basis, but also for driving large scale organizational change. Sarah has throughout her career at Coca-Cola, been a formal mentor to women in early and mid-career, through a program called women in leadership – Sarah finds witnessing their on-going development a great source of wonder and pleasure.


BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Penny Streeter OBE

Penny Streeter OBE is CEO of the A24 Group and the Benguela Collection, and is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in South Africa and the UK. At one time living in a homeless refuge with three children, Penny has since built a business empire from startup, today valued at £75 million, out of sheer hard work and tenacity. Her core business, the medical recruitment agency A24 Group, which she founded in 1996, records a post-tax profit of £9m in its published accounts, achieved through an outstanding business model that she created and evolved. Since 2016 she has also built a major wine, hospitality and leisure business across both countries, Benguela Collection. Penny was awarded the OBE for "Services to Enterprise" in 2006. This record of success has been achieved all through her own efforts, with no bank loans or outside investors. She is a champion in the media and on the conference platform for women in business, sharing her story and experience to help others.
   
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