Staff member receives the “most influential” award
Dr Lebogang Katata of the Chemistry Department at North-West University’s Mafikeng Campus has been announced as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the category of Public Enterprises/Institutions. The eleventh Annual South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards were presented by CEO Communications and held on 26 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
More than 80 finalists were selected in 28 industry sectors, ranging from Aerospace and Defense to Welfare and Related Community Services. The judging was done by an independent panel consisting of various high-profile industry leaders.
Dr Katata was astounded to hear her name being called out as the winner among the three finalists in the category. Dr Katata said she was honored to receive the award and it was unexpected. “With the country about to celebrate women’s month, the awards could not have come at a better time - they motivate other aspiring South African business women and those who want to a make a mark in the economic growth of the country,” said Dr Katata.
According to Yvonne Finch, head of the judging panel, the calibre of all the candidates was exceptional and she is confident that the winners are a true reflection of the talent pool of influential women in South Africa.
The awards once again recognised the inspirational women achievers in business and government who are working for the benefit of South Africa and its future generations.
The Marketing and Communications Department would like to congratulate Dr Katata and wish her well in her future as newly appointed Senior Lecturer of Analytical Chemistry.
Lebogang Katata, who was named "Most Influential Woman in Business and Government".