History of SACBW

Founded in 1988

The first Business Women’s Club was founded by Rika Venter in 1985. In 1988 the “Nasionale Raad vir Sakevroue” was founded and signed affiliation with the AHI in 1989. The name was then changed to “SA Raad vir Sakevroue” in 1996 and later the English version “South African Council for Business Women” was added to represent our inclusive approach for the 21st Century. From its founding days till now, the SACBW has represented women in business and created a platform for development, growth and opportunities for members. Through the years, various Presidents have continued in Rika Venter’s footsteps in leading this incredible organisation to leave a legacy.