Judges Comments

Equality Advocate of the Year

Winner: Mzamo Masito, CMO, Google Africa
Mzamo’s commitment to community is truly inspiring.. He has “Turned talent into a heavenly gift.” Beyond his non-profit work; his speaking is also inspirational—giving young women a view into the life skills they’ll need to succeed in business. At Google, his focus on ensuring a diverse hiring pipeline is the epitome of leadership the industry needs to see. The results are also impressive. He’s hired and retained considerable female talent. Plus, the diversity training he’s championing internally and externally (with Google’s agencies) exhibits his commitment in ensuring the entire organisation is committed to inclusion.

Mzamo’s testimonials echoed his nomination. He clearly has a long track record of supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Commended: Alex Hirst , Co-Founder, Hoxby Collective
Alex is clearly successful, his commitment to flexible working and highlighting the role of working Fathers should be applauded.