Local business women gear up for Hirsch’s “Business Woman Achiever Of The Year”

2016-04-06 06:00
 Photo: supplied Karen Landman – Simply Models

Photo: supplied Karen Landman – Simply Models

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WITH only a few weeks to go, excitement is mounting to see who will be the KZN branch winners of the Margaret Hirsch’s Business Woman of the Year competition.
A gala evening is being held at the Hirsch’s Umhlanga branch on April 21 at 7 for 7.30pm to announce the winners from Hillcrest, Superstore (Umgeni Road), Umhlanga and Ballito, with the winners in each area receiving a R10 000 Hirsch voucher, and the runners up, R5 000 and R2 500 respectively.

Proceeds from the evening will go towards the Girls With Dignity Project which enables girls from underprivileged areas attend school full time – instead of missing a week every month when they have their periods.

It is a project that Margaret has been involved with since winning one of her first business awards the BWASA (Business Woman’s Association of South Africa) Entrepreneur of the year Award in 2012.

Finalists for this week are :

Dr Sham Ally – Dr Ally’s Vein and Medical Aesthetics

Karen Landman – Simply Models

Nirasha Dhaniram – Edublox Reading and Learning Centre

Margaret started her Business Achiever of the Year competition after winning many business awards herself over the last four years – culminating in an international award earlier this year,

the Queen Victoria Commemorative Medal from the European Business Assembly.

“Winning these awards has been wonderful – both for Hirsch’s and for me personally, and I would like to see this happening to other women in business.”

Margaret explained when she decided to launch the Margaret Hirsch Business Woman of the Year Award in each area in which Hirsch’s operates throughout South Africa.

“As women, we tend not to be assertive enough. There are so many fantastic women out there who are not coming forward to be acknowledged for their contribution to the business world, and this was my way of encouraging them to come forward and enter the competition.”

Guest speaker on the Awards evening is Dr Michelle Potgieter, Samsung Electronics Director of Communications and Corporate Marketing. Bookings for the evening are being taken fast. If you would like to book your table, please contact Warren – warren@hirschs.co.za

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