The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) is calling for nominations for board members to assist in shaping the direction and activities of the country’s most influential and prestigious businesswomen’s organisation.
Nominations for board members, which need to meet certain criteria, opened on February 5 and will close on March 1. Nominations will be considered by a Nominations Committee and a comprehensive vetting process before a short list of candidates is assembled to be considered through a formal board election process.
“We are seeking nominations of potential board members who have the necessary experience and calibre to help the BWA to continue playing an important and meaningful developmental and nurturing role in optimising the role of women in South African business and broader society,” said Claire Mathonsi, executive director of the BWASA, stressing that nominees do not need to be existing members of the organisation.
In existence since 2000, the BWA plays a crucial role in advancing the interests of businesswomen throughout South Africa and in providing a networking platform for the growth and development of women in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
In terms of its constitution, the term of office of the BWAs current President comes to an end on March 31. The organisation’s new board members will be announced on March 28 and the newly elected President will address the BWAs annual general meeting on April 10.
Apart from holding an annual Businesswoman of the Year Award to recognize top businesswomen in the corporate and entrepreneurial categories, the BWA also holds Regional Business Achiever Awards which recognise the achievements of women in local and regional business environments.
Statement issued by BWASA