CANSA CEO / COO Wins at 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards
29 July 2015 – The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announced that CANSA’s Acting CEO and COO, Elize Joubert, won two awards on Tuesday 28 July, in the 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business & Government Awards:
- ‘Country Winner for South Africa’ &
- Winner for ‘SADC South Region’
Category: ‘Welfare and Civil Society Organisations’
About MIW Award
The MIW has developed in standing over the last several years, to become a prominent part of the South African and African business calendar, which allows for the recognition and celebration of women in business. The MIW award recognises women in various sectors who are making a positive impact within their organisation, sector and country.
“I’m highly honoured to receive this recognition and pledge my on-going commitment to health and social issues for the good of our communities. My reward is indeed the development of the communities themselves through the help and support of organisations like CANSA,” says Joubert.
Profile Elize Joubert
Elize Joubert graduated cum laude from the University of Pretoria with her BA in Social Work, in 1984. Beginning her career in CANSA as CANSA’s Provincial Head of Free State and Northern Cape in 1990, she moved on to become the Provincial Director of CANSA, and is now the Chief Operations Officer, as well as the Acting Chief Executive Officer at CANSA.
In her career with CANSA, she has represented it at the first, second, fourth and seventh International Conferences for Cancer Organisations held around the globe. She hosted the first International Union Against Cancer Conference in Africa in 1999 that drew attendants from 13 countries. As a Board member in both the South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance and the Cancer Alliance she has influence over both the national and international cancer and non-communicable disease agenda setting. Read her full profile here…
A Contender for Continental Awards
Elize Joubert, along with other Africa regional winners will be in line for the Continental Awards later this year.
- Africa’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business & Government: Press Release (pdf) – View on MIF Website
- Related CANSA web post