The DST has been hosting the South African Women in Science Awards (WISA) since 2003, in celebration of women in science and technology, and to profile the work of these women to inspire younger women.
The theme for WISA 2017 is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” (in line with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women priority theme for 2017).
The DST, in line with the theme for the year, has invited Dr Nolulamo Gwagwa, currently CEO of Lereko Investments, a black-owned investment company, and one of the Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund principals, to speak at this year’s awards ceremony. Dr Gwagwa is a multifaceted woman – an accomplished development planner, business leader, and philanthropist. She is a non-executive director of FirstRand, Massmart and Sun International, and is the Chairperson of Aurecon Africa. She recently served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission.
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