From 2006 to 2010, the WPN together with industry sponsors hosted the Five Star and Rising Star Awards which were initiated to recognise an exceptional woman as well as an up and coming woman within the industry. However, due to financial constraints and sponsorship challenges, 2010 was the final year that these awards were hosted.
In 2015, there was a significant drive to reintroduce the awards and gala dinner, as it was agreed that significant strides had been made by women in the industry. The SA Women in Property Awards and Gala Dinner was thus introduced to celebrate women in the South African property sector. An event was hosted on 29 October 2015 at Montecasino.
In 2016, the WPN once again celebrated the SA Women in Property Awards at regional events during August, which then culminated into the national awards at a gala dinner event on 26 October 2016.
The WPN continues to celebrate women from the industry. Visit www.sawipa.co.za
for the latest award information.