Prominent Cape Town businesswoman Wendy Ackerman has received the Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 annual Forbes Best of Africa Awards.
Ackerman was instrumental in the development of the Pick-n-Pay brand alongside her husband, Raymond. She became the first female director of a retail chain in South Africa when she joined the company in 1967.
She retired from the board in 2010 but remains involved in the business as Honorary Life President.
During the 1970s, Ackerman was instrumental in getting women recognised in prominent positions of power in corporate companies.
She continues that fight today through her work with the 1000 Women Trust.