The 6th annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit honoured the continent’s most inspiring women, and South African Rabia Ghoor earned herself a top award!
Pretoria, South Africa (11 March 2021) – Rabia Ghoor, the founder of Swiitch beauty, earned the 2021 Forbes Woman Africa Young Achievers Award this year. The win has pushed her business to another level and means even more success to celebrate.
“After being announced as the winner, I received tons of emails for collaborations and of opportunities for further interviews.
“That is exposure for my brand and myself. I think winning opened networking opportunities,” she said.
The awards were aired online during a two-day virtual summit. The theme this year was “Africa Reloaded: The Power of The Collective”. Renuka Methil, the managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa, said the judging process was so much harder this year as so many women had made an incredible impact.
“The selection process for the annual Forbes Woman Africa Awards is always a rigorous undertaking that considers the individual’s body of work and her impact and influence within a particular field,” says Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa.
“Following a year of incredible challenge and upheaval, the nominees for this year have all exceeded in their fields, making the final choice incredibly tough for the judges. We’re looking forward to an engaging and inspiring awards’ ceremony for the sixth edition,” adds Methil.
There was a total of eight awards given to women in Africa this year. The 2021 categories include:
- Forbes Woman Africa Young Achievers Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Social Impact Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Academic Excellence Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Sports Award
- Forbes Woman Africa Businesswoman Award, and
- Forbes Woman Africa Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event is a great opportunity for women working to boost their careers, network and socialise with like-minded women. Be sure to follow the publication for information on how to join the summit next year.