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Massmart-Walmart recognises influential women in Africa

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Massmart-Walmart supports the development of women in industry. This is highlighted in our projects to nurture and create opportunities for talented women, and includes initiatives to assist women-owned farmers and manufacturers to become suppliers to our business.

As part of our commitment to women, Massmart in conjunction with CEO Magazine is recognising the most influential women in business and government across the continent for the year 2013. The event which is arranged by CEO Magazine recognises women who are pioneers in their respective fields and those who have overcome the challenges that come with owning a business or being in a leadership position.

CEO Magazine is currently hosting award events in: Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Mauritius, to celebrate women who continue to show extraordinary commitment and talent in the different sectors.
Commenting on the awards, Grant Pattison, Massmart-Walmart CEO, said:
“We are mindful that the important contribution made by women in Africa is not always acknowledged and we therefore wanted to be involved with an initiative that is dedicated to recognising the achievements of women on the African continent. This is especially relevant as we grow our retail operations in sub-Saharan Africa, where we have a presence in 12 countries.”

As part of this initiative, Massmart-Walmart recognises the following award winners and finalists from Kenya:
• Lifetime Achievers: Mumbi Kaigwa, Prof. Miriam K. Were
• Arts and Culture Sector: Finalist -Ziki Odotte Winner -Mumbi Kaigwa
• Civil Society Sector: Winner -Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg • Financial Sector: Finalists -Kate Waiganjo, Nuru M. Mugambi Winners -Joyce Wangui Wachira,
Pauline Githugu
• Government Sector: Finalist -Milly Lwanga Odongo Winner -Katherine Ichoya
• Government – Healthcare Sector: Finalists -Jessie Nyokabi Githanga, Christine Awour Yuko-
Jowi Winner -Prof. Miriam K. Were
• Industries Sector: Winner -Deepa Dosaja
• Services Sector: Finalists -Tazim Elkington, Eunice Nyala-Otieno, Eva Wanjiku Muraya, Jane
Wambui Adam Winner -Julie Dabaly Scott
• SME’s Sector: Finalists -Christine Khasinah-Odero, Susan Wokabi, Angela Ambitho,Vivian
Maureen Ojal Winner -Kate Kibarah
We are humbled to be able to recognise the remarkable achievements of iconic African women through
this association with Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards Ceremony.

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