NOMINATION CATEGORIES

CATEGORY 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.

CATEGORY B.

LAW FIRMS

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

AFRICA

(NON SOUTH-AFRICANS)
A WOMAN ONLY firm of the year (0 to 5years in practice).

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 firm of the year (0 to 5years in practice).

A Law Firm who has 5 women lawyers or less.

A Law Firm who has 6 women lawyers or more.

CATEGORY C.

INDIVIDUALS

WOZA awards are presented to an individual woman who displays outstanding performance in one or more subcategories

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

 

1. Best Alternative Dispute Resolution woman lawyer
2. Best Labour woman lawyer
3. Best Family law woman lawyer
4. Best Mergers & Acquisitions woman lawyer 5. Best Lawyer in Finance / Debt relief and Restructuring woman lawyer
6. Best Energy, Mining and Resources woman lawyer
7. Best in Maritime, Shipping & Environmental woman lawyer
8. Best Corporate woman lawyer
9. Best Corporate None Practising woman lawyer
10. Best Artificial Intelligence, ICT woman lawyer

11. Best woman lawyer in Land Rights
12. Best Human Rights Activist / Social Justice Activist / Pro Bono woman lawyer
13. Best Leadership and Mentorship woman lawyer
14. Best woman lawyer, Thought Leader, Innovation & Academia
15. Best woman lawyer in Criminal Justice
16. Best woman lawyer in Property and Construction
17. Best woman lawyer in Competition law
18. Best woman lawyer Tax / Insurance Law
19. Best Intellectual Property Lawyer

 

CATEGORY D.

FUTURE AMBASSADORS
To recognize potential leaders of tomorrow, academic excellence, trailblazers and change makers.

 

20. Best woman student Top Achiever
(final year law students)
21. Best woman Candidate attorney Top Achiever
22. Best woman student Change maker
(final year law students)
23. Best woman Candidate attorney Change maker

CATEGORY E.

THE STATE / JUDICIARY / ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Women lawyers who take the lead in the mentoring and or development of women, who has to have 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.


24. Best woman lawyer in leadership, mentorship and development of women

 

CATEGORY 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.

 

CATEGORY G.
PINNACLE AWARD
WOZA awards the WOZA PINNACLE AWARD to a woman lawyer who displays iconic 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.

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