WOZA 2020 Awards

Call For Nominations WOZA AWARDS 2020

NOMINATION CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

A.THE AFRICAN LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

An international law firm with a foothold in Africa, who has made significant strides in the Development of women in law, whether it is in its women staff development and or Corporate Social Responsibility in women led businesses and or training and development programs.

B. LAW FIRMS:

SIX WOZA awards presented to Law firms in recognition of its leadership in fostering an inclusive environment for women lawyers:

AFRICA

  • A WOMAN ONLY law firm of the year (0 to 5 years in practise)
  • A Law Firm who has 5 women lawyers or less
  • A Law Firm who has 6 women lawyers or more

SOUTH AFRICA

  • A WOMAN ONLY law firm of the year (0 to 5years in practise)
  • A Law Firm who has 5 women lawyers or less
  • A Law Firm who has 6 women lawyers or more

C. INDIVIDUALS

WOZA awards are presented to an individual woman who displays outstanding performance in one or more of the categories below:

(Maximum of two nominations maybe submitted under the Individuals category).

  • Best Alternative Dispute Resolution woman lawyer
  • Best Labour woman lawyer
  • Best Family law woman lawyer
  • Best Mergers & Acquisitions woman lawyer
  • Best Lawyer in Finance / Debt relief and Restructuring woman lawyer
  • Best Energy, Mining and Resources woman lawyer
  • Best in Marine & Environmental woman lawyer
  • Best Corporate woman lawyer
  • Best Corporate Non Practising woman lawyer
  • Best Artificial Intelligence, Information and Communication & Technology woman lawyer.
  • Best woman lawyer in Land Rights
  • Best Human Rights Activist / Social Justice Activist / Pro Bono woman lawyer
  • Best Leadership and Mentorship woman lawyer
  • Best woman lawyer, Thought Leader, Innovation & Academia
  • Best woman lawyer in Criminal Justice
  • Best woman lawyer in Property and Construction
  • Best woman lawyer in Competition law
  • Best woman lawyer Tax / Insurance Law

D. FUTURE AMBASSADORS

These awards recognise potential leaders of tomorrow, or academic excellence, trailblazers and changemakers.

  • Best woman student Top Achiever
  • Best woman student Change maker
  • Best woman Candidate attorney Top Achiever
  • Best woman Candidate attorney Change maker

E. THE STATE / JUDICIARY / ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Women lawyers who take the lead in the mentoring and or development of women, who has made significant strides in the workplace environment in the employ of Government, Parliament, State Owned Enterprises and the various offices in the administration of Justice.

  • Best woman lawyer in leadership, mentorship and development of women

F. THE MALE CHAMPION OF CHANGE AWARD

The Male Champion of Change Award is dedicated to a man of vision, committed to the elevation and acceleration of gender diversity within an organisation, business, society, nationally or internationally recognising and advancing the talents and power of women in leadership fostering gender balanced leadership and equality.

G. PINNACLE AWARD

WOZA awards the WOZA PINNACLE AWARD to a woman lawyer who displaysiconic achievement embracing thought, innovation, leadership, empowerment of other women and contribution to the law. A woman who is distinguishable from the listed individual categories above, because she exemplifies leadership and regarded as a trailblazer.

WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?

  1. Anyone can nominate, colleagues, peers, staff, friends, family, clients
  2. Nominations are restricted to two category nominations per candidate
  3. CLICK ON: https://www.woza.today/nomination-process to COMPLETE your nomination form and more information

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

All nominations submitted shall include the following three documents:

The nomination form:
Specifying the award category, province, be duly signed by the nominator and must be accepted by the nominee;

A cover letter:
Motivating why the candidate is eligible for the award, limited to an A4 page;

An abridged curriculum vitae:
The nominee shall outline all experience and achievements relevant to the category demonstrating why she/the firm is the best candidate for the award, and only post qualifications required, limited to two A4 pages.

NOMINATIONS OPENED : 1 FEBRUARY 2020

NOMINATIONS CLOSE: 15 MARCH 2020 SA time 20h00

SAVE THE DATE – WOZA AWARDS 2020 GALA DINNER,
1 AUGUST 2020

THE HILTON HOTEL
SANDTON,
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA

SPREAD THE NEWS: Please submit your nominations at the earliest.

Circulate the Nomination Categories amongst your colleagues and peers, thank you.

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