The ELLE Boss Award has been created to showcase entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, creativity and determination and the search is now on for one woman who is redefining the world of business one decision at a time. Using this powerful platform, and for the fourth year, ELLE magazine set out to celebrate women who have been in business for at least three years – women already demonstrating clear signs of success, and/or, exceptional corporate managerial skills and a social conscience.
“The pillars of Ndalo Media can be summed up in two words: positivity and impact. This is why we’re thrilled to start a new search, in collaboration with our international partner, Veuve Clicquot, for the woman whose leadership qualities are resonant with the values of leadership that Ndalo Media has become known for celebrating and espousing,” says Khanyi Dhlomo, founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and ELLE publisher.
Who are the 2018 Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss judges?
Judges will include Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and ELLE publisher and Aimee Kellen, Regional Marketing Manager Moët Hennessy, with further judges selected from a wide range of women in leadership from various industries.
How are South African businesswomen able to enter?
Women matching the criteria in the ENTREPRENEUR or CORPORATE category could either self-nominate, with a mentor or manager seconding their application. Or they could be nominated, however, they will need to consent to the nomination.
What does the winning 2018 ELLE Boss receive?
The 2018 winner will be selected from all finalists from both the corporate and entrepreneurial categories. There will be one overall winner from either the corporate or entrepreneurial category. They will be recognised at a bespoke event hosted by ELLE South Africa and Veuve Clicquot in Johannesburg on the 18th of October 2018.
In addition to the public recognition on the evening of the awards, the general press coverage, the winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring during a two-hour session with powerhouse business mogul Khanyi Dhlomo to ask personal, career and development questions. As well as features in ELLE South Africa (magazine and online /digital platforms), the winner will be flown to visit the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Maison and hosted by Veuve Clicquot in Reims, France, the home of Champagne. The trip will take place in 2019 and will include all flights, accommodation and a daily allowance.
With both entrepreneurial and corporate categories, businesswomen all over South Africa are encouraged to enter now.