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ALTA McMASTER – CEO, The Epic Foundation
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year' Finalist 2018: 'Woman in Community'

Quote from Alta:
I hope by telling my story entitled, Turning Violation into Victory, and by reaching out to those in need that I will provide encouragement to never give up and to let every survivor out there know they are never alone. My quote to you:

The most important thing I have learnt from the experiences in my life is that no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless you feel, there is always a way out; you just have to believe in yourself, trust God and believe that everything in life happens for a reason – and above all NEVER GIVE UP!


alta.mcmaster@pwc.com
ANN LIGMAN – Pawback (Pty) Ltd –  CEO/Founder/Owner
Woman of Stature "Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: Woman in Education

Ann Ligman absorbs knowledge like a sponge, continually learning from everyone and everything in her immediate environment and selflessly sharing it with those deprived from opportunity or resources to learn. It is her life's mission to transfer knowledge and her passion for sharing information to empower the individual was cultivated from childhood.
ANUSHA SINGH – IIWNF – Trailblazer, Social Entrepreneur, Businesswoman
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: Woman in Community

I am grateful for my experiential life journey and as I navigated the different landscapes ,my life purpose unfolded whilst I delivered my mother's eulogy and International Inspiring Women Network Foundation was birthed to rebuild the feminine energy. Our feminine energy is not separate as our cultures often positions logic as king, our academic, corporate, business and spiritual inner work  The emotional and spiritual connection with inner work are fuel for empowerment and extraordinary worldly achievement!


AYANDA MAFULEKA – African Exploration, Mining and Finance Corporation SOC Ltd.
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Category Winner: 'Woman in Finance'

I am Ayanda Mafuleka, and I am 37 years of age. I hail from the most beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal; I was born in Umlazi, south of Durban.

"I am very passionate about woman empowerment. I am where I am today because of the women who believed and invested in me. I surround myself with women who pushed me to achieve and I spent time reading about other women who are ‘woman of substance and stature’ in their own right like Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, Lesego Sennelo, Nonkululeko Gobodo, Nonhlanhla Khumalo, and Dr Judy Dlamini. I always strive to do the same for other women who come after me. I mentor young and old women in and outside my team as much as I can.

BOHLOKWA MATLOSA – SAFM Radio
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Woman in Media'

Bohlokwa Hloki Matlosa is a Media Studies graduate with a major in radio and she also holds a diploma in Public Relations. She is currently a radio content producer on SAfmRadio and a Plus-size model. After interning at SAfmRadio she produced Intune (The Youth Show) on weekends and now produces Afternoon Talk with Ashraf Garda on Weekdays, 14:00 – 16:00. She has been producing the show since January 2015.

“As a radio producer all I want to do is tell great stories and inspire listeners through other people’s amazing life journeys and experiences.’’ 



BUYISIWE KHOZA – Inqaba Yokulinda Youth Organisation
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Woman in Education'

Audrey Buyisiwe Khoza, is a social activist with her heart rooted in developing, empowering and uplifting the youth. Her passion to see young individuals developed is actioned through ensuring Education, Transformation and Skills Development further empower the South African youth.

Ms Khoza is resilient, tenacious, persuasive, innovative, strategic and a clear leader. She has a passion for community development especially for young people who are our national asset from school level up to graduate level. She is supportive, active and visible in programmes done at grass-root level. She has the ability to develop, interpret and implement policies, strategies and legislation. She holds the following Qualification’s: Project Management, National Marketing Diploma, Assessor, Degree in Occupational Directed Education, Training and Development Practices, Business Communication and Business Management (City & Guilds of London) and Business Administration. She is a John Maxwell Accredited Facilitator.
CAROL PIENAAR, LT. COL. – South African Police Services
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Woman in Community'

I hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and I am currently the Head Administration at Krugersdorp SAPS. I am also part of the management team at the police station.

I have received 8 medals during 35 years service and I am currently one of the highest decorated females in the South African Police Service.

I like to share my knowledge and being a mentor to juniors fills me with pride. If I can share knowledge to change the life of one person today, I have achieved my goal in life.

I believe that you live by the choices you make in life and people are my passion.
CATHERINE VAN HEERDEN – Thinking Dynamics
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

Catherine is driven by her passion for people and her obsession with adding value to Business, Corporates, Entrepreneurs and Individuals.  She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled to complete her PhD in The Science of Human Transformation processes.  This is through the Open Commonwealth University in the UK.  She has developed a therapy model for people who are ‘stuck’ and who find it very difficult or challenging to implement changes in their worlds filled with complexities.  The model is titled ‘Getting Unstuck’.  Her research paper is to be submitted during 2018.

She founded a training and development business almost 22 years ago, called Thinking Dynamics which offers a wide variety of training programmes in the areas of business strategy, facilitation, leadership development and improved team performance.

Catherine is an internationally accredited master trainer for Dr. Edward de Bono in South Africa.  


CHERISE VERMEULEN – Media Creations
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Woman in Media'

Over the last 4 years, Cherise was personally responsible for writing, producing and directing a TV series for children in Africa, called KidsHubTV. This television series was aimed at teaching children good moral and social values in a fun and meaningful manner. Cherise’s vision was to use non-professionals from local communities, so that they would have an opportunity to be trained in media skills “on the job”.  Not only were all nine of the children on set amateurs, Cherise and her team of production staff also trained each one of the presenters in basic presenting and media skills, thereby providing them with invaluable skills for school and life. The children were exposed to media skills, such as camera operation, sound and assisting in other production tasks. The TV series was broadcast in South Africa, Malawi and Kenya, and was recently highlighted at the Global Children’s Forum as the standard by which children’s programmes can be produced.  This television series gave birth to a number of other initiatives that are aimed at making an impact for children in the media industry, and empowering the leaders of tomorrow.
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CINDY DIAMOND – Group Sales Director, Mediamark
Woman of Stature 'Woman of the Year 2018' Finalist: 'Woman in Media'

Cindy’s life draws a parallel to her surname, Diamond, in that it is multi-faceted, but each facet plays an equally important role in her life.  Starting off her career over 20 years ago with a degree in psychology, Cindy’s drive for understanding the human psyche still remains her passion and has set her in good stead in all areas of her life.

As Mediamark’s Group Sales Director and one of the founders, Cindy Diamond leads top sales teams tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy has been instrumental in Mediamark’s transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of radio, digital, TV, content and events, including events and activations. Under her management, Mediamark has won numerous industry awards, recognising their sales excellence, innovation and successful campaign results.
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