Woman of Stature is a platform for women from all walks of life.
Woman of Stature is committed to empowering women to live their purpose and reach their full potential; a source of opportunities and information where women connect and share knowledge and skills.
As a Member or Strategic Partner you will have access to all of this and more!

– Charlotte du Plessis.

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We are proud to announce that Professor Shirley Zinn will serve as Patron of the Woman of Stature Foundation


Professor Zinn is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of JSE-listed SANLAM Limited and SANLAM Life Insurance Limited, MTN-SA (also Chair of the HR, Remuneration and Social and Ethics Committee), Afrocentric, AdvTech (also is Lead Independent and Chair of Remco, member of SEC), and Spur Corporation (also Chairs the Remco). She has recently been appointed onto the Boards of LRMG Performance Architects, and NPI.

She also serves as a Director on the Boards of Tuesday Consulting, Empowerment Capital, Knowledge Resources, Business Engage (NPO), Community Chest (NPO), and is an Executive Director at the Boston Consulting Group SA. She also serves on the Take-Over Regulation Panel Board and a member of Council of the University of Cape Town.

In addition, she is the HR Advisor to the Board of Silvertree Internet Holdings. She is a Trustee on the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust, and an Ambassador for the Orbis Africa Charity. She is the Past President for the Harvard Alumni Association South Africa and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors SA.

She is a coach and mentor to several women across multiple industries, has presented at numerous national and international conferences as a keynote speaker and In 2015, she published her autobiography entitled “Swimming Upstream” which focuses on her personal and professional journey. It has officially been announced as a best-seller. Since the launch of her book, she has done several “Swimming Upstream” talks nationally at corporates, schools, universities and charities, with the hope of motivating and inspiring especially disadvantaged youth and women.



Woman of Stature Awards


Woman of Stature Gala Dinner is being postponed to 8th March 2020, the reason being that funding that would have come from fundraising, corporate and individual bookings, has not fully materialised. This has the potential to dishonour the awards, its purpose, our valued stakeholders and sponsors.

The significance of the 8th March is that it’s International Women’s Day and past Woman of Stature Awards have been hosted on this date. The event will still be held at the Indaba Hotel thanks to the management who support the decision and will honour their sponsorship of Kgotla which is their premium venue.

We now have additional months to strengthen relationships with stakeholders, sponsors and nominees and fully engage you as members in the process. The incentive for members to earn handsome commission still stands and is extended to the end of January 2020.

WHY is it important to support this initiative?

The Woman of Stature Awards is the primary fundraising event of the Woman of Stature Foundation. The foundation has been formed as an enabler of the Woman of Stature Social Responsibility Program through Enterprise Development Initiatives such as personal and professional development, mentoring and coaching to benefit previously and currently disadvantaged women. The Foundation will also provide a formal channel to procure sponsorship and funding required to subsidise significant Woman of Stature Foundation Charitable Events.

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Launch of Woman of Stature Foundation and Important Announcement!!

The finalists of Woman of Stature Awards 2020 were announced on Saturday 2 November after the launch of the Woman of Stature Foundation and in jubilant fashion with our Boys in GREEN winning the Rugby World Cup. Not all the finalists could be there so we made it possible for them to be part of this momentous occassion by recording and live streaming the event on Facebook which was held at the Indaba Hotel.

Georgie Colling, the WOS Awards Coordinator, has embarked on a  life changing journey with the 80 Finalists and we are inviting all women including our WOS Members to join us! We want to unite, learn and celebrate with YOU!! Along this journey, at a workshop on Tuesday 28 January 2020, you will power up with a formula of immense value. A “Powerful Brand” commands higher fees – This is a quick & informative workshop giving you an essential guide or road map to help you grow your Business and your Brand……this is one of 4 workshops – each one building on the last! Some of South Africa’s leading Brand Development Specialists are presenting their tried and tested tools and tips.

To find our more, book the workshop, discuss many sponsorship opportunities as well as purchase your Gala Award tickets, email Georgie at; awards@womanofstature.co.za

To be a leading organization delivering sustainable personal growth that is addressing the socio-economic challenges.

To be an intervention with preventative measures for women who find themselves in a sudden destitute situation so that they become independent and contribute to society.

Integrity – Gratitude – Contribution – Respect – Trust – Passion

Women are the cornerstone of society, home-makers and the mothers of future leaders and without them we will have a fragile community resulting in macro-economic challenges.

Various targeted programs will prevent the effects of sudden destitute situations in which women might find themselves that results in financial and emotional stress; that leads to depression and withdrawal from society. Through provision of the structured sequence of interventions that will be facilitated by qualified professionals.

These programs will be funded through various fundraising activities such as special events hosted by Woman of Stature and special projects,

The Woman of Stature Foundation is funded by its Members, Personal and Corporate Sponsorships.

The Woman of Stature Foundation is supported by Mrs Charlotte du Plessis, Founder and CEO, Dr Leon Janse van Rensburg as Director  Programmes and Mrs Sue Moodley as Director Corporate Liaison.

For more information on how to become a sponsor or a beneficiary of the “Woman Rise Healing Wing Programme” contact Charlotte at foundation@womanofstature.co.za

WOS NETWORK is proud to introduce and welcome Isabel Cadilhe, our first Regional Associate Licensor in South Africa.

The East Rand Region, Gauteng is now under the leadership of Isabel who spent 38 years climbing the FNB corporate ladder. Her passion is supporting women and making a significant impact in their personal and professional lives which is what led her to invest in a business opportunity as a Licensor.

The East Rand Region has a Benoni and Bedfordview Chapter and with Isabel’s influence, innovation and strategy will grow the membership in these chapters first and then open other chapters around the East Rand to reach and impact more women.



The concept of Speed Networking has proved to be a great hit and will most definitely be implemented in all the chapters. Our monthly business network event is where women entrepreneurs get [...]

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