August is the month when all the phenomenal women in our country are celebrated. We must give thanks to 20 000 women who walked the walk of freedom in 1956 for the liberation of women today. To celebrate all women that went before us and appreciate the ones still with us, Boland College recently hosted a prestigious event at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advances Studies (STIAS), honouring their internal and external leaders and partners, not only as women, but as leaders in our society.