The Shoprite Group was the first retailer to celebrate the enormous contribution of South African women to society when Government announced National Women’s Day in 1996 when it introduced a significant campaign that ran for 17 years to celebrate women, the nationally acclaimed Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Awards.  

More than 25 years later the Group continues to champion women - employees, customers, business partners and community workers. It invests in and uplifts women through various business and community initiatives, including skills development and training programmes, as it recognises that the development and support of women serves as a significant contribution to stable economies and effective community development. 

Almost 65% of the Group’s more than 145 000 employees are women who serve its customers, drive its trucks, innovate and are employed in leadership positions across the business.

Here are some of their stories: