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Hassan Powers to Success
Pria Hassan , Executive Director of Durban based WOA Fuels & Oils, displayed high energy of her own by empowering to the forefront of BEE achievers at the 10th Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards.
She headed a stellar field to take one of the night’s most coveted awards, that of Top Black Female Entrepreneur. .
The “Olivers” have become the nation’s most prestigious mark of BEE distinction for transformation leaders.
The accolades were presented by guest of honour and keynote speaker Mr Thembelani Nxesi (Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform) at the Sandton Convention Centre before an elite audience of political and business leaders and media personalities.
Pria Hassan, who is also managing director of Women of Africa Investments, emphasised the wider significance of the awards “By putting the spotlight on Black entrepreneurs in such spectacular style, the Olivers celebrate empowerment and personal achievement in a way that uplifts and energises everyone at the event and everyone who dreams of making a breakthrough into the world of business” “every step forward by today’s entrepreneurs takes hugh personal commitment. This awarded says “It can be done; don’t give up” That is the message I wish to share with all the entrepreneurs who start from a zero base yet still rise up”.