Recognition elevates Credibility and Inspiration, Woman of Stature believes that excellence and quality impact need to be formally recognized and in so doing, women are inspired to achieve and impact in a deeper, even more profound way. Woman of Stature strongly supports the concept of Mentorship and believes that the final category nominees, finalists and winners can play a pivotal role in mentoring and empowering another Woman of Stature within the organization and particularly within the Woman of Stature Foundation.
The annual awards is a key component of the Woman of Stature Community Impact Model and its social and developmental impact feeds back to the community.
Each finalist is contesting to become a category winner, overall winner, and other awards. As a category winner the excellence of the winner will be honored at the awards in the form of a prestigious gala dinner.
Category winners will then need to actively mentor professional women within their category for 6 to 10 months to improve their mentee's chances of professional success in the respective category. This is particularly important in industries, such as mining and engineering where women is underrepresented.
Nominees are pre-screened and approved when nominated. When their nomination is accepted, those who are successful are announced as finalists. Their journey then continues firstly through fundraising activities, getting the public to vote for them and recognize them, and lastly to participate in a rigorous adjudication process. All three activities contributes to the possibility to be awarded various different prestigious awards.
Category winners have entered the awards on condition that they continue a specific engagement for one year after winning their category. A category winner's purpose is to pay-it-forward by being engaged in three main ways with the Foundation. Firstly, the category winner needs to mentor other women, secondly, be available as foundation ambassadors and lastly to benefit both the Foundation and their personal profile by developing their personal and professional brand through this engagement.
The Woman Rise Programme consists of several projects. Three major ones will be showcased below. All funds raised are to the benefit of the Woman Rise Programme. The Foundation do not raise any funds specifically for any individual beneficiary, but always for the programme. Beneficiaries are carefully screened so as to improve the chances of a successful outcome that benefits the community at large.