THE prestigious Glamour Women of the Year Awards returned after a two-year break with the theme “The Game-Changers Edition”.
The event was held on Saturday, 19 November at the picture-perfect Boschendal Wine Estate.
The hashtag for the night was #GLAMWOTY22.
Kenosi Matsebatlela, the face and hair category marketing manager for beauty, well-being and personal care at Unilever, said they wanted to celebrate black excellence with this ceremony.
“It’s a space that celebrates those who inspire us in the pursuit of excellence. We are excited to celebrate these women who are rewriting the narrative for the next generation,” she said.
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The event was hosted by TV host Palesa Tembe and Glamour’s editor-in-chief Nontando Mposo.
Idols SA season 13 winner Paxton Fielies entertained the masses with a performance.
Mposo said they were honouring and highlighting phenomenal women who are leaders in their chosen fields.
The winners are:
1. Game-changing entrepreneur – Siba Mtongana
Siba Mtongana is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, author, and founder of the Siba Company.
2. Tech game-changer – Tashline Jooste
Tashline Jooste is the CEO for the Innovator Trust, created to support the growth of small black-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) businesses in South Africa. Her approach to social impact positions her as a trailblazer in the tech space.
3. Beauty game-changer – Dr Vanessa Lapiner
Dr Vanessa Lapiner is a specialist dermatologist and founder of root4 skincare, TASH360, and AD&L.
4. Mental health game-changer – Shudufhadzo Musi?a
Shudufhadzo Musi?a is a published author and mental health advocate who used her platform as Miss South Africa 2020 to launch her platform MindfulMondays in partnership with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group to raise awareness around mental health and continues to elevate the conversation.
5. Sustainability game-changer – Jackie May
Jackie May is the founder and editor of Twyg. She is championing sustainability through her non-profit organisation. Twyg promotes sustainable, circular, regenerative, caring and ethical living.
6. Game-changing actress – Thuso Mbedu
Thuso Mbedu is a KZN-born actress making waves in Hollywood. She’s managed to capture the attention of global audiences with her range and work ethic.
7. Fashion game-changer – Yoliswa Mqoco
Yoliswa Mqoco is an award-winning social media influencer, stylist and digital creator has positioned herself as a game-changer in the design and fashion spaces.
8. Game-changer in music – DBN Gogo
DBN Gogo has cemented herself as an influential figure in the South African music scene.
9. Sports game-changer – Janine van Wyk
Janine van Wyk, who is the Banyana Banyana captain.
Not only is she the captain of the women’s national football team but she plays for her own club, JVW.
10. Icon Award – Anele Mdoda
Anele Mdoda, an award-winning radio and television broadcaster, has a long-standing career in radio and TV which spans over 17 years. Her show, The 947 Breakfast Club with Anele, is one of the most popular radio shows.
11. Next Gen game-changer – Rabia Ghoor
Rabia Ghoor’s Swiitch Beauty is one of South Africa’s most popular beauty brands. Rhabia started her makeup brand at just 14 years old.
12. International media game-changer – Peace Hyde
Peace Hyde is a British-Ghanaian television producer, TV host, creator, journalist and education activist.