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Celeste Margo Le Roux – CEO and Co-founder at React24 and Co-founder of React Training College – demolished stereotypes in the built environment and construction industry, when on the 2nd of October 2020 she walked away with the prestigious Standard Bank Top Woman Entrepreneur 2020 Award.
“We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise the companies and individuals such as Celeste Margo Le Roux 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 honour those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership has positively impacted women in South Africa. In response to the unprecedented global pandemic, the awards were completely virtual, allowing them to reach a bigger audience than ever.
“I am so extremely proud to be a part of these prestigious awards and the reality is that I could not achieve such success on my own,” says Le Roux. “I would like to express how profoundly grateful I am to my amazing team at React24. Our success is because of their hard work, their daily excellence and their dedication to our purpose.”
The Standard Bank Top Women Awards stand as a beacon to all women facing gender discrimination in their industries by bringing the gender agenda to the forefront. The men and women who bravely spoke and shared their knowledge are breaking new ground by praising women’s empathy, resilience, and perseverance and acknowledging that it is these traits that make them phenomenal leaders.
Le Roux says, “This award is a culmination of our diligence at React24 and proof that we are on the right path. It means so much because it reflects what the team has achieved, and it is just as much a celebration of them as it is of me.”
The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are more than a celebration of excellence and inclusivity. In one of the hardest years that South African SMME’s have ever faced, it is a shining reminder of the power that coming together and celebrating the potential we have as a larger community holds.