The South African WEPs Awards Awards is the first regional awards initiative that recognises companies who are taking action for gender equality in the region aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, with the ultimate objective to make good practices visible and encourage more business to take action by joining the WEPs.
Entries extended to 9 September 2022.
Entry submissions close on this day.
Shortlisted companies are notified.
Our Awards event will be held at Gallagher Estate.
In each of the following categories, one Winner, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner up will be awarded.
Scroll over the categories below to access a description of each category.
While organisations of any size or sector can be awarded, to recognise the valuable contributions of SMEs to the regional economy, three applicants from SMEs (smaller enterprises (< 200 employees)) across the 5 categories will be awarded as a South Africa WEPs Awards SME Champion.
All applications will be submitted online and assessed through a standardised process that includes verification of supporting documents, due diligence, and judging by an external panel of neutral experts. The judging panel will be composed of external professionals with knowledge of the WEPs and private sector practices that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. They will act on a voluntary basis and receive detailed guidance for scoring in an effort to maximize consistency and objectivity.
*The South Africa 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 and being recognised as an Awardee does not constitute a partnership. 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.