Jacqueline Aylett named finalist for Top Woman in ICT and Top Woman Entrepreneur in the 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020 | 28 September 2020
Flexiroam Africa is thrilled to announce that they have been selected as finalists for a prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Award. “We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognize the companies and individuals such as Jacqueline Aylett who are making impactful change for gender empowerment in South Africa,” explains Topco Media, Head of Marketing, Karla Fletcher. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards honors those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa. In response to the unprecedented global pandemic, the awards have moved to become completely virtual. “The pivot to a virtual format means that we have the opportunity to increase our footprint across the country like never before. We aim to reach 10,000 businesswomen and entrepreneurs during the virtual conference and awards,” Fletcher adds.
The virtual event will salute those accelerating transformation and creating awareness around women empowerment while also facilitating discussions and workshops around furthering gender empowerment in the country.
“Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of entrepreneurs globally and Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs. We have the highest growth rate of female-run businesses in the world! Women-led businesses hold the key to transforming the economy and unemployment in African countries. I want to grow Flexiroam in Africa by building a network of female-led tech business partners in Sub-Saharan countries. I am further excited that this opportunity will expand my network of ambitious development-focused female entrepreneurs. There is a famous African saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” I believe that women are the future of the African continent.”
The Standard Bank Top Women Award winners will be announced on the evening of 2 October 2020 at the virtual award ceremony. Finalists and winners will have the opportunity to virtually network and engage during the conference taking place over 1 – 2 October 2020.
We encourage every female and organisation to put forward their success stories with regards to gender empowerment. Submit your entry here to be considered for this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Awards.
About Flexiroam Africa
Flexiroam provides worldwide mobile data coverage with over 580 network providers in more than 150 countries, without owning a single cell tower by partnering with more than 800 mobile operators globally. The company’s core capabilities are in research and development, scalable consumer app development, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence.
Flexiroam Africa was founded by female South African entrepreneur, Jacqueline Aylett after her discovery of the disruptive technology pioneered by Flexiroam. She is passionate about the power of connectivity to improve lives and saw the potential of investing in becoming one of Flexiroam’s global partners to bring affordable and convenient data roaming to Africa, one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.