South Africa’s own Female Tech Entrepreneur, Jacqueline Aylett, is Making Big Waves on Local and International Award Platforms


Flexiroam Africa is thrilled to announce yet another two award nominations for CEO and founder, Jacqueline Aylett. She has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious Standard Bank Top Woman Award; Top Woman in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and Top Woman Entrepreneur.

These nominations are straight on the back of having recently also been nominated for two Stevie Awards in the categories ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa’ and ‘Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Technology’ of which winners will be announced in early October. Earlier this year, Jackie was also nominated for a 2020 Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Award presented by AWIEF (African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum) and winners for this award will be announced towards the end of the year.

“We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise the companies and individuals such as Jacqueline Aylett who are making impactful change for gender empowerment in South Africa,” explains Topco Media, Head of Marketing, Karla Fletcher.

The Standard Bank Top Women Awards honours those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa. In response to the unprecedented global pandemic, the awards have moved to become completely virtual. “The pivot to a virtual format means that we have the opportunity to increase our footprint across the country like never before. We aim to reach 10,000 businesswomen and entrepreneurs during the virtual conference and awards,” Fletcher adds.

Jackie Aylett has been nominated for two Stevie Awards, is a finalist in two Standard Bank Top Women Awards and received a nomination for an award presented by AWIEF (African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum)

The virtual event will salute those accelerating transformation and creating awareness around women empowerment while also facilitating discussions and workshops around furthering gender empowerment in the country.

About Flexiroam:
Flexiroam provides worldwide mobile data coverage with over 580 network providers in more than 150 countries, without owning a single cell tower by partnering with more than 800 mobile operators globally. The company’s core capabilities are in research and development, scalable consumer app development, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Flexiroam Africa was founded by female South African entrepreneur, Jacqueline Aylett after her discovery of the disruptive technology pioneered by Flexiroam. She is passionate about the power of connectivity to improve lives and saw the potential of investing in becoming one of Flexiroam’s global partners to bring affordable and convenient data roaming to Africa, one of the world’s fastest growing regions.

For more information on Flexiroam Africa’s Business Awards journey please contact Niel

About the Standard Bank Top Women Award:
The Standard Bank Top Women Award winners will be announced on the evening of 2 October 2020 at the virtual award ceremony. Finalists and winners will have the opportunity to virtually network and engage during the conference taking place over 1 – 2 October 2020. Every female and organization is encouraged to put forward their success stories with regards to gender empowerment. Submit your entry here to be considered for this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Awards.

About the Stevie Awards:
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are one of eight Stevie Award categories and are open to all organizations worldwide to recognize the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. Each of the awards programmes are judged by an elite panel of more than 200 judges every year including many of the world’s most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business educators. The top scoring qualifying entry in each category will receive a Gold Stevie Award.  Finalists that receive a final average score of at least 8.0 out of a possible 10 will be designated as Silver Stevie winners.  All other Finalists will be designated as Bronze Stevie winners. The prestigious Gold Stevie Award features a crystal pyramid held aloft by Stevie representing the hierarchy of human needs developed by psychologist, Abraham Maslow, in the 1960s.

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