The 2022 South African WEPs Awards

Why should you join?

What are the 7 Women Empowerment Principles and why should you get involved.

Our judges

Lerato Semenya

Lerato Semenya

Non-executive Director

Board of Trustees Kuehne + Nagel Inzuzo Trust

Amelia Beattie

Amelia Beattie

Chief Executive

Industry Advisory Board Member

Millard Arnold

Millard Arnold

Chairperson

Advisory Board at Rhodes University Business school

Ntombi Langa-Royds

Ntombi Langa-Royds

Non-executive Director

Kumba Iron Ore

Frequently asked questions

Companies do NOT currently need to be a WEPs signatory to apply. However, in order to be an awardee, companies must sign the CEO Statement of Support and submit the online application form by the time of the awards ceremony.

No, while having the highest-level decision maker of the company, such as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), signing the CEO Statement of Support is important, it is only the first step. You also need to complete the online form: http://www.weps.org/join. This is where you upload the CEO statement of support.

Please allow 10-15 business days for processing of the WEPs application.

Yes, all eligible companies and organisations of all sizes, sectors, industry and countries can join.

No, becoming a recipient of the UN women WEPs Awards does not constitute a partnership. The South African WEPs Awards represents recognition of exemplary company efforts for gender equality and is limited to a designated category and a specific location and time period. Awarded organisations, alongside their products and services, receiving awards are not endorsed or affiliated with UN Women or Business Engage Association NPC. Claims, statements, or endorsements made by awardees are solely those of the individual or organisation and do not represent official policies or positions of UN Women.