Launched during Women’s Month, the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first digital magazine is a celebration of excellent women in academia and leadership at the institution. The magazine shines a spotlight on a top female academic and a rising star in each faculty and also details the journeys of three female leaders at the university. The women featured in this edition have been nominated by their Deans and are recognised as part of the university’s reward and recognition approach. The featured women are both phenomenal and inspirational.