The leggy Van der Westhuizen is affectionally known as South Africa’s “Giraffe”…and once again she has risen head and shoulders above the rest.
The popular television and radio presenter, personal branding coach and guest speaker has recently received a sought-after Panache Woman of Wonder (Wow) Award.
Women of excellence honoured through Wow award
The recipients of these annual awards programme, now in its sixth year, are chosen for the prominence of their hard work, their perseverance and dedication.
The awards are also given to women of excellence who are striving to achieve their dreams and aspirations while also serving as a role model to other South Africans.
During the national coronavirus lockdown, Van der Westhuizen initiated a live weekly interview show, Marketing Monday, to encourage community support on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Van der Westhuizen’s weekly show inspired South Africans
She would bring in a guest who is knowledgeable, experienced, a thought-leader or just unique and intriguing, to get answers for everyone seeking guidance or inspiration in South Africa’s new virtual world.
With a mission to connect with people from around the world who wanted to learn, develop and grow, Marketing Monday became a midday timeslot many are still tuning in to to get their most pressing business or marketing-related questions answered.
‘Marketing Monday’ a platform for entrepreneurs and business owners
Marketing Monday provides a platform for audience members and guests alike to share valuable tips, network, learn and advise, growing everyone from entrepreneurs and business owners to individuals simply wanting to better themselves.
Van der Westhuizen is known not only for her statuesque height, but for her love of the outdoors and for her skill as an engaging guest speaker.
She is also accessible to the public via The Giraffe Brand Academy, her renowned business.
Van der Westhuizen’s ‘baby’ is The Giraffe Brand Academy
Through The Giraffe Brand Academy, Van der Westhuizen coaches business owners, blue-chip corporate clients and entrepreneurs on building their personal brands.
This young mover and shaker is known for her dynamism and for being an unselfish connector of great ideas to great minds and great resources.
Van der Westhuizen knows it’s important knowing when to lead and when to step aside when you know someone else can do it better. Given her professional and personal successes, she exemplifies what it means to be a Woman of Wonder: a progressive thinker who strives at all times to make a difference in society.