Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The DTI is calling for Technology for Women in Business awards nominations

We also heard from Ntombi Shangase - Director of Gender and Women Empowerment at the Department of Trade and Industry to tell us more about their call for nomination of Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) award that is now open. Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) is an initiative of the DTI that has given hundreds of women the opportunity to apply technology to support and grow their businesses which has largely contributed towards mainstreaming women’s businesses within the broader South African economy. The Department of Trade and Industry is inviting South Africans to nominate women entrepreneurs who systematically use technological innovation and creative know-how for business growth and positive economic impact on the broader economy. The nominations should be in the following three categories: Micro/emerging companies and projects; Small companies; and Medium companies and in addition nominee’s enterprise must be owned by a South African citizen, a formally registered company that has been operating for two years or more, 60% owned by women, and a profit-making enterprise. Nominations close on Wednesday August August 15th, 2012 and prizes range from ICT business solutions, hard and software products, as well as entrepreneurial business support. For further information you can contact Mahlako on (012) 394 5825 or visit www.thedti.gov.za

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