Suzy Brokensha

FAIRLADY Editor-in-Chief

A veteran of the magazine industry, Suzy Brokensha has always felt strongly about recognising and rewarding South African women who have started their own businesses. She has been at the helm of FAIRLADY through many transitions. FAIRLADY has always been written by, about and for South African women.

‘We understand their hopes, fears and dreams because we share them,’ Suzy says. ‘We know that every woman yearns to be in control of her time and her income because it gives her the economic freedom to make the independent choices she needs to make.’

She believes that female entrepreneurship can transform the South African landscape, both economically and in terms of gender equality.

‘The Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE have gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years,’ she says. ‘The number – and quality – of entrants continues to be a huge source of pride to us. South African women are so resourceful and inspiring, I can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the table in our special anniversary year. I’m sure it will be spectacular!’

What Suzy will be looking for: ‘I will be looking for a smart, tested idea that has the potential to grow exponentially with the financial input and wide-reaching publicity that winning a Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Women of the Future Award provides. Bring it on!’