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Businesswoman Zodwa Mkandla up for coveted business award in London tonight

by Tidi Kwidini
20 May 2017 at 15:53hrs | Views
Zodwa Karonga
Zimbabwe's leading businesswoman Zodwa Mkandla is among five Zimbabwean women up for an award at the Women4Africa awards taking place in London on Saturday.

Mkandla is in running for the sought-after International Businesswoman of the Year award at the prestigious gala.

The popular international category has a host of successful African businesswomen that include South Africa's Thato Mokhuthu and Nisha Maharaj.

Zodwa is the Founder and Managing Director of Traverze Travel which became operational in 2003. It has now become one of the leading leisure and business travel management companies in Harare.

Traverze opened a branch in Lusaka Zambia in 2014. It is also the first travel agency in Zimbabwe to open its own business class lounge at Harare International Airport.

Zodwa has played a huge role over the last decade, contributing to a variety of ventures that continue to drive the Zimbabwean economy and empower women in business.

This year's event will take place at The Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall. Situated in the heart of Kensington, it boasts contemporary architecture and is home to a range of meetings, conferences, dinners, TV production and filming exhibitions, and corporate events.

Other nominees representing Zimbabwe include Mimi's Organics founder Rumbi S Fowler and Philanthropist Fikelephi Jackson for business and humanitarian work respectively.

Fikelephi Jackson

Up and coming fashion designer Tapiwa Dzingiwa, who won the Fashion Designer of the Year award at the recently held Zimbabwe Achievers Awards, has also been shortlisted. She is joined on the shortlist by fellow Zimbabwean designer Tsitsi Fred.

Tapiwa Dzingiwa

The Women4Africa Awards were established from a desire and passion to see women from different parts of Africa, who are excelling in various industries that include fashion, the arts and business, are recognised and celebrated in their roles as leaders and community champions.

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