Nisha Maharaj has received the most prestigious International award at the 2018 women4Africa awards that was held at the Great Hall in Kensington, United Kingdom. She was also a finalist in the category International woman in Technology 2018.
Women4Africa is an international platform that pays a tribute to all exceptional African women across all works of life.
Nisha is elated at receiving this red carpet honour and was the only South African to have won any of the award categories which is a real feather in her cap.
She applauds and congratulate all other winners of the 2018 awards ceremony and says that her team is destined to lead disruptive technologies across the African continent -leading the future in technology NOW !
There are many women doing great things in tech in South Africa, making their mark with cool initiatives and strong leadership roles.
Gender diversity in technology is an ongoing challenge, and women have to constantly prove their capabilities and strengths.
Yet, more women are contributing innovative and even disruptive ideas, making meaningful change in people’s lives.
Nisha Maharaj is the founder of Niche Integrated Solutions, an ICT solutions company that brings innovative solutions to Africa.
Niche Integrated Solutions provides software solutions, ICT managed services and training.
Maharaj has an accumulated service record of 20 years working experience within South Africa’s major listed companies.
These range from the top four banking and financial services companies, to the telecommunications sector – where for more than 14 years she served at either executive management, general management or COO level.
She is of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015.
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Who are the women of Africa that are making a difference? Why is it important to recognise them? What impact are they making? All questions that are asked on a regular basis. In an attempt to seek answers it is useful to review the business landscape on the Continent.
Are women leaders emerging at a significant rate? Is female representation on the Boards of companies increasing? Has the salary gap decreased? Are women business owners offered the same financial support opportunities from banks as their male counterparts? How do historical cultural traditions affect some female entrepreneurs?
Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government (MIW) has been a flagship recognition platform since CEO Communications’ inception in 2001. With the aim of being a platform for the upliftment and celebration of the achievements of women, MIW has come a long way. The platform has developed into a sustainable annual programme that recognises the achievements of women across the African continent. The programme now covers all regions of Africa to celebrate women’s contributions to the economic sector in which they operate, their communities and economic development.
Recognition takes place through a credible process, comprising the following steps:
External nominations are received via various media, the nominations include the contact details of nominees.
Women are contacted to complete an entry form which is presented to the judging panels.
A three phase, external judging process takes place to identify incredible women of influence.
Regional events take place across the continent to acknowledge the exceptional achievements of these women.
A symposium brings women of influence and their male counterparts together to tackle critical social issues, currently under the microscope.
A final recognition event takes place to elevate the achievements of women that have contributed to continental growth, identifying continental winners from the pool of regional winners and lifetime achievers. The event incorporates our men’s recognition programme, Titans – Building Nations.
Women recognised throughout this programme receive exposure in premier annual publications, showcasing their achievements among their continental counterparts. This publication is distributed throughout the continent, making it an exceptional marketing tool and high quality exposure. These women do so much for others, they are truly deserving of the title Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government!
It wasn’t too long ago that women were barred from political, legal and economic rights that their modern-day counterparts take for granted.
Thankfully, owing to the perseverance and personal sacrifice of many, African women have become an economic force to be reckoned with.Today, women occupy various top managerial positions not only in the private sector, but also in government.
CEO Global long recognised the important role women play in the development of society and since the founding of the company in 2000, has promoted initiatives to recognise women.These initiatives have evolved into the Most Influential Women in Business and Government programme, which has been recognised over the course of several years as the pre-eminent recognition platform for women.
This 12 month programme is designed to uplift and recognise women across the African Continent, providing a platform they can use to celebrate their achievements, while paying tribute to women who are consistently exercising a positive influence on our Continent.
The Discovery Entrepreneurs MedTech Silicon Valley Programme is a new and innovative Enterprise and Supplier Development support offered by Discovery. The programme objectives are to provide local Medtech entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network and learn in a global market, as well as gain access to tailored support for business growth.
For the programme, Discovery has partnered with En-novate and is taking the first-ever trip to Silicon Valley, USA for South Africa’s most innovative tech-enabled health and wellness enterprises. Discovery explains on its website that the week-long trip will look at how technology is transforming the American healthcare system, new innovations designed for emerging market consumers, and alternative approaches to venture capital. The selected entrepreneurs will spend a week in Silicon Valley exploring the latest in global technology-driven innovation.