GLAMOUR’s Women of the Year Awards 2023 is fast approaching.
After returning last year from a two-year hiatus, we introduced a brand new category - the Next Gen Award.
This award recognises the next generation of individuals who have displayed exceptional talent, potential, or achievements in a particular field.
It is a celebration of young women who have made a significant impact early on in their careers, and are touted to be the future leaders, innovators, and game-changers of tomorrow.
This year, we’ve nominated three powerhouse individuals. Spanning across the sectors of beauty, business, and tech, these women are recognised for their innovative approaches and digitally-savvy techniques to transforming traditional industries.
Below, get to know our Net Gen Award nominees and vote for your favourite by filling out the form.
Nex Gen Award Nominees 2023
Digital entrepreneur Lungile Thabethe has turned her passion into a career path. With over 460 thousand followers on Instagram, she is a trusted tastemaker in the beauty and home space, and uses her influence and reach to align herself with brands, as well as start businesses of her own. She is the co-founder of Quick Face beauty, in partnership with Mr P, and founder of Glaze Home Decor.
Brand Manager, entrepreneur and founder of ‘The Official Perfume Plug’, Zesipho Mncwango uses digital content creation to hone her passion for perfumes. Now an expert in the field, she offers tips, advice and insights on all things luxury fragrances.
Commenting on the unique platform she’s created, Zesipho says: “No one in South Africa has captured the fragrance conversation. I aim to cultivate an inclusive space where people who own or aspire to own fine fragrances are empowered to learn and share through the conversations and experiences I curate.”
Tech entrepreneur Serisha Barrat aims to uplift communities through her digital endeavours. She is the founder of Lawyered Up - a legal tech startup that plays a crucial role in providing legal assistance to victims of gender-based violence.
She also founded the non-profit organization, Art of Charity, which contributes to the empowerment of of marginalized communities by offering legal literacy and awareness programmes.
21-year-old Johannesburg native, Tyla Seethal, rose to prominence in 2023 after releasing string of hit songs including “Getting Late”, featuring Kooldrink, “Girl Next Door”, featuring Ayra Starr, and her most recent viral single, “Water”, which she performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show last month. She is officially a Grammy-nominated artist, after being nominated in the Best African Music Performance category for “Water”.
Luxury influencer Kamo Mafokwane has made a name for herself through her meticulous and stylish content. After working with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, and travelling the globe, Kamo has used her influence to move into the interior space. She is the founder and creative director of Naia Decor, with an aim to “inspire and elevate hearts and minds through contemporary, luxurious design”.
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