Monalisa Zwambila, the founder and CEO of Riverbed, one of the country’s largest, black creative agencies was awarded winner of the Entrepreneur category at the Annual Regional Business Achiever Awards (RBAA) at a gala dinner in Johannesburg recently.
Run by the Business Women’s Association of SA, RBAA aims to celebrate women who are outstanding leaders and contribute to the South African public and private sectors. Women who symbolise empowerment, as well as demonstrate a clear vision, drive innovation and are respected for their integrity are considered as nominees.
The six award categories include Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Women in Government, Emerging Entrepreneur, Corporate and Professional.
Commenting on being a finalist Zwambila said, “It’s a wonderful compliment to be acknowledged by this highly regarded association, and especially when the criteria measured are values that are intrinsic to my business and personal philosophy. This natural alignment affirms my ambitions.”