The Executive Development Programme (EDP)
, the top-tier programme of USB Executive Development (USB-ED), delivered on expectations when one of its former participants was awarded with the prestigious 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award.Roswitha Becker
, who attended the 2011 EDP
programme at USB-ED, recently received the award in the corporate category from the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) at a gala dinner in Johannesburg.
Presented by USB-ED, the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), the EDP
brings high-calibre executive managers with strategic management responsibilities together to gain insight into their own leadership profiles and develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks.
The programme equips participants with integrated strategic management and leadership skills that enable them to align their business practices to compete more successfully in a highly competitive global environment.
Becker, currently general manager at Global Load Control, an organisation that ensures millions of passengers reach their destinations safely, was appraised as a dynamic and engaging businesswoman.
Drawing from her wealth of international experience as general manager at Global for Lufthansa German Airlines, she has been integral in building an organisation that exemplifies the possibilities of globalisation.
According to BWASA she is driven by a deep sense of making a difference as she believes in bringing change to the world. She is not only a successful career woman but also uses her mentoring work and CSI involvement at her engagements as a public speaker.
Commenting after receiving the award, Becker said: “USB-ED has played such a big role in my success, and especially the EDP has truly been life changing. I am so humbled and honoured by this amazing experience.
“For me the EDP
definitely stands out as one of the most important building blocks for my career, so would also like to thank all of you and everyone at USB for your role in my journey,” she said.
Now in its 35th consecutive year, the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa’s (BWASA) Businesswoman of the Year Award (BWA) is the longest running award for women in business in South Africa.
The funds raised through the gala dinner will go towards the BWA’s Bursary Programme that has been running since 2004. The BWA Bursary Programme provides bursaries to deserving women’s post graduate studies to enable them to further their future and careers.