The criteria for the Award focus on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and how her work impacts on the problems of South African society. The work of these women must be significant in terms of creating a better future for South Africans. It must show a desire to do something about the biggest challenges South African society faces as these difficulties all have the potential to put a damper on our future.
Strength and Determination
The nominee must have achieved her goals despite and against all odds and have the strength to overcome the greatest of obstacles, resolve problems and be determined to attain a positive outcome.
Adaptability and humanity
It must be a characteristic of the nominee to adapt fast and efficiently to changing circumstances while being steered by a value system that treasures the reality that a person is only a person through other people.
Vision and Modesty
The nominee must have a broader vision of the challenging society in which South Africans live. She must also show modesty and rather than boasting must prefer to be understated and not be very vocal about achievements.
Great leadership has changed the destiny of this country. A nominee in this Award must have the leadership ability to affect human behaviour to accomplish a mission and must be capable of influencing people to achieve set goals.
The nominee must live according to values, beliefs and principles that shape the future for the better. A nominee for the Award must subscribe to actions of integrity.
Three finalists have been announced in each of the five categories of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award.
The names of the judges who will select this year's Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year, have been announced.
As the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award enters its judging phase, the winners of 2011 tell of how they are utilizing the prize money received from the Shoprite Group of Companies, to enhance their work and build a better future for the people of South Africa.
Women of the Year Office
Tel: +27 21 980 4285 / 1570
Fax: +27 21 983 5222