The search for Africa and the Diaspora's trailblazing pioneers continues!


In 2020 we launched a platform in the form of an award ceremony highlighting pioneering women who are blazing trails and charting new territories. 2021 is no different!

The Inaugural Top 30 Trailblazers Awards celebrated stalwarts who are shifting and shaping Africa's re-imagined role in their respective capacity. These mavericks and luminaries lead with passion, resilience, and, most importantly, deliberate and intentional efforts to extend the table as they continue to shatter the glass ceiling. 

The nominations for the SAWIL Top 30 trailblazers Awards celebrated in line with our campaign #SAWILVision2030, closed on May 29.

We asked you to nominate leader(s) who are pioneers of Transformation, Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in their respective fields. Women who understand the importance of lifting as you rise and actively champion the empowerment of women and girl children. 

                                                                                          The 2021 Nominations list: