Celeste Margo Le Roux, CEO and co-founder at React24, and co-founder of the React Training College, is the 2020 winner of the prestigious Standard Bank Top Woman Entrepreneur Award.
Le Roux, a mover and shaker in the built environment and construction industry, received the honour on October 2.
The Standard Bank Top Women Awards honour women whose vision and leadership have positively touched women in South Africa. This year’s awards took place virtually as a result of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
“We believe that, now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise companies and individuals such as Celeste Margo Le Roux who are making impactful change for gender empowerment in South Africa,” says Topco Media head of marketing, Karla Fletcher.
Le Roux says: “I am so extremely proud to be a part of these prestigious awards and the reality is that I could not achieve such success on my own. I would like to express how profoundly grateful I am to my amazing team at React24.
“Our success is because of their hard work, their daily excellence and their dedication to our purpose.”
For 20 years in the construction industry, Le Roux has been offering all site services, built environment trades and disciplines under one roof.
React24’s other mission to develop people through education and further skills development and this is now being realised through the React Training College which was launched on September 22.
The Standard Bank Top Women Awards is very much focussed on bringing the issue of gender discrimination to the forefront. It acknowledges that women’s empathy, resilience and perseverance are among the traits that make them exceptional leaders.
However, the awards are more than a celebration of excellence and inclusivity.
In one of the hardest years South African SMMEs have ever faced, it is also a reminder of the power coming together and drawing on the potential South Africans have as a larger community.