The Women in Law Awards (WOZA) was launched in Cape Town on February 28, which is the brainchild of Rehana Khan Parker, Director of Rehana Khan Parker & Associates. These awards are said to honour and celebrate the achievements of female legal practitioners who have made remarkable differences in the legal profession, by bringing together legal practitioners, in-house legal counsel, thought leaders, innovators, along with leaders from government and academia.
To nominate a Women in Law to honour and recognize her achievements, send in a motivating cover letter specifying why the candidate is eligible for the award; specifying the award category, province, be duly signed; once by the nominator if the candidate is nominating herself; third party nominations must be signed by the nominator and must be accepted by the nominee.
Women in Law Nomination categories include:
A women only law firm (0 to 5 years in practise)
A Law Firm which comprises of 5 women lawyers or less
A Law Firm which comprises of 6 women lawyers or more
WOZA awards are presented to individual women who display outstanding performance one or more of the categories below:
Best Alternative Dispute Resolution woman lawyer
Best human rights activist/Social justice activist/pro bono woman lawyer
Best leadership and mentorship woman lawyer
Best Labour woman lawyer
Best Family law woman lawyer
Best Mergers; Acquisitions/Tax/Finance/ Banking woman lawyer
Best Insolvency/Restructuring/Debt review woman lawyer
Best Energy, Mining/Resources/Environmental woman lawyer
Best woman, thought leader, innovation and academia in law
Best Corporate lawyer practising woman lawyer
Best Corporate lawyer non-practising woman lawyer
Best Technology woman lawyer
Best woman lawyer in Land Rights/Property/Conveyancing/Estates/Trust Administration
Best woman lawyer in Heritage/Indigenous/Tourism/Conservation
Best woman Student Top Achiever award
Best woman Student Change Maker award
Best woman Candidate Attorney Top Achiever award
Best woman Candidate Attorney Change Maker award
Best woman lawyer in leadership, mentorship and development of women
WOZA awards the WOZA ICON award to a woman lawyer who displays iconic achievements 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 is regarded as a trailblazer.
Who can be nominated for a Women in Law Award
- Anyone can nominate, colleagues, peers, staff, friends, family, clients and you can nominate yourself.
- Nominations are restricted to two category nominations per candidate.
- Nominators who are nominating in multiple categories must complete a separate nomination form per category and provide separate copies of their curriculum vitae and letters of motivation for each category.
- All nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.woza.today.