Call for nominations: Women in Construction Awards 2017


Winners of the 2016 Women in Construction Awards


Hypenica has announced the call for nominations for the fifth Women in Construction Awards 2017. “The Awards recognise those women who are pioneers in innovation within the built environment, as well as identifying those rising stars who have been identified as the one to watch as they get a foothold within their sector,” says Athi Myoli, Awards Director, Hypenica.

The Awards also acknowledge organisations that have developed women’s roles through innovative training programmes, as well as showing their commitment in developing the careers of women in the industry.

Nominations are open until close of business on 31 March 2017. The shortlists will be announced ahead of the ceremony by mid-April 2017.

The Award categories are:

Individual awards
– Pioneer in Innovation Award
– Young Entrepreneur/ Rising Star Award (under 40) [NEW] New Starter of the Year Award (under 30)
– Woman Architect of the Year Award [NEW] – Woman in Concrete: Lifetime Achievement Award [NEW] – Organisational Awards

Most Innovative Women Training
– Excellence in SMME/ Enterprise Development [NEW] – Excellence in Career Development Award
Winners of the 2016 Women in Construction Awards were as follows:
– New Starter of the Year (Under 30): Etheldreder Koppa, Assistant Project Manager, National Housing Corporation, Tanzania
– Pioneer of Innovation Award: Noluthando Molao, Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
– Most Innovative Women Training Programme Award: The City of Cape Town’s Transport Authority
– Excellence in Career Development Award: Thobile Bhembe, Junior Site Agent, Inyatsi Construction

This year’s Women in Construction Awards gala dinner will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng on 24 May 2017.

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