I am Charlotte du Plessis, Founder and Managing Director of Woman of Stature.
I hope you will be inspired to become a member of an organisation that is committed to empowering women.
My personal journey to empower women began in 2001 when I hosted the first Woman of the Year Awards as a fundraiser for the Cancer Association of SA Far East Rand Region. It was launched in honour of my Mother who we had lost to cancer. It was a competition format and was such a huge success having raised thousands of rand that it was held again in 2002 and 2003. I had relocated to Roodepoort in the meantime and needed time to settle down and establish myself in a brand new community.
The concept was re-birthed on the 13th April 2013 as Woman of Substance, and the next two years it was dedicated to raising money for Roodepoort Child Welfare, with annual recognition awards.
But it was destined for change and on the 21st March 2015 the “Living on Purpose” Journey of Discovery was launched with the core purpose to empower women. The Woman of the Years Awards was held at Emperors Palace on the 29th August 2015.
The name was changed to Woman of Stature on the 01st March 2017 and the first Woman of Stature Woman of the Year Awards was hosted on the 11th March 2017.
It’s been the most enriching, rewarding and fulfilling journey so far and I’ve met extraordinary women from all walks of life.
I invite you to join me on this life changing journey!
On the 29 August 2015, the first official WOS Woman of the Year Awards was held where we honoured women in community and in business, and on the 11th March 2017, WOS hosted the prestigious Woman of the Year Awards at Emperor’s Palace. At this event, we honoured great South African women from all walks of life.
The past year has brought about a significant change and that is the change of name of the organisation to Woman of Stature. This was the result of an opportunity that was presented to us on which we could not pass. The opportunity was a strategic partnership with African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA).
Woman of Stature has come from humble beginnings, but being a woman with determination, dedication and passion, I have nurtured my vision and have never given up on my dream. It is my purpose to inspire others to do the same.
Woman of Stature has blossomed into a well-respected and credible organisation that empowers and enables women to live on purpose. Become a member and experience all that we have to offer.