Now in its 7th year, the Top Women Awards has been active in gender empowerment through the recognition of local leaders in empowerment paving the future for an equitable professional environment. More than an event; the ceremony held on 09 September 2010 was a culmination of the pursuit of excellence by women, for women and for the country. Isilumko (Isilumko Staffing and Isilumko Media), upon our first year of participation, was nominated for two awards: Top Business and Top Gender Empowered Awards and in an encouraging and inspiring turn of events this year, walked away with one of the coveted awards of the evening; Top Gender Empowered Company in the Business Support Services Category, as well as being a finalist in the Top Woman Owned Company category.
Isilumko Staffing prides itself on exceptional operational excellence and a practical people-centered approach to business which has set us apart from competitors and led to the exceptional growth of the company. Our vision to be remembered for the positive contribution made to each of our stakeholders, bears testament to our focus on and loyalty towards our internal people, clients and candidates.
At the forefront of Isilumko’s success is the executive team who have fostered the development of woman and led the company along a path of immense success. The honour of being crowned the most gender empowered company can somewhat be attributed to the fact that Isilumko Staffing has 80% female senior management in their ranks and 80% of the an entire staff compliment consisting of women; which have seen our company grow exponentially in size, reputation and profitability.
To lead by example, is an old proverb which Nritika Singh, Managing Director, and Lauren Durant , Operations Director, have thoroughly embraced and set in stone the immense success that comes with bringing the positive power of femininity into a cut-throat industry. These key women have mentoring many female staff over their combined 30 years of service to Isilumko. Their mentees include Key Accounts Manager, Virgilene Moodley, Key Accounts Manager, Jeromy Pereira, Recruitment Manager, Mandy Carelse, and Marketing Manager, Alex Mullord. Whilst benefits of an intangible nature bear fruit well into the future, the share options that were recently made available to key staff has further extended the opportunities for empowerment.
A thank-you must be extended to each and every one of our clients who have supported us over the last 19 years resulting in the successful company we see today and enabling Isilumko to meaningfully contribute to the cause of gender empowerment. Without you, this would not have been possible.