VO: Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage Association NPC, says: “We have heard it said that
gender diversity is not being taken seriously in South Africa. But we know this is not true; it is
just that the stories are not being told.”
VO: “Mainstreaming” surpasses integrating women into the workplace and government, and
taps into the knowledge, interests and experiences of men and women for optimal
organisational performance and the betterment of the economy.
VO: Organisations that have started to work on gender diversity, are down the road on their
journey, or that have succeeded, should be recognised.
VO: If YOUR organisation is engaging in meaningful gender diversity, then now is your time to
stand up and shine.
VO: Developed by Business Engage, the Gender Mainstreaming Awards are South Africa’s
premier event in rewarding organisations that are buying into the business case for gender
diversity. The awards seek to showcase successful stories and strategies, and also to set a
precedent for other organisations to participate.
VO: Share and celebrate your successes by entering the third annual Gender Mainstreaming
VO: Entering is as easy as 1 2 3 4 5.
VO: Download the application form online at www.genderawards.co.za /enrolment-form,
complete and submit it by no later than 31 May 2015.
VO: Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a panel of esteemed judges.
VO: Subject to the category of entry, shortlisted organisations will be interviewed on 23, 24
and/or 25 June 2015.
VO: Notification of the outcome will be sent to the finalists by 15 July 2015.
VO: Recognition and celebration will take place at the 2015 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
ceremony that is set to take place on 18 August at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, Gauteng.
VO: Entry is free. Submit your application now to receive acknowledgment in these coveted
awards and let the world know about your contribution to gender mainstreaming.
VO: The keynote speaker at the event is Mr Bonang Mohale – Chairman of Shell SA and
President of the Black Management Forum.
VO: For the third year running, the lead sponsor is PwC, with SAB Miller and BWD also
sponsoring this year.
VO: The 2015 Gender Mainstreaming Awards are in partnership with Brand South Africa and
the SA Human Rights Commission, and in association with the 30% Club Southern Africa.