March 8, 2015
Yesterday, founder and executive director of African Queens project, Gloria Mangi, attended the Tanzania Women Achievement Awards that took place at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
TWA is a non-governmental, voluntary and independent women empowerment umbrella established in 2009. The main goal of TWA is to consolidate women’s roles and capabilities in the Tanzanian community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.
TWAA pays tribute to the most exceptional and achieving women in the country who have not only achieved success in their own respective fields but who have made a significant difference in their communities and society as a whole. All Tanzanians are considered for the Awards provided they are based within the geographical boundaries of the country.
The Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognize and applaud women who are helping to reshape Tanzania for the better. The ceremony will take place on the International Women’s Day (8th March 2013) and is not only an inspirational occasion but also the best and most enjoyable networking events in the annual calendar. The schedule allows time to make new contacts as well as a chance to enjoy a series of presentations, which inspire, motivate and celebrate female success.
The award is followed by a mentorship program that engages young emerging women leaders from different regions across the country paired with women executives in business and politics as mentors for one month. The young mentees are empowered with needed tools to develop their leadership skills so as to help them instill a positive change in their communities.
The Winners of 2015 are:
Arts and Culture – Professor Penina Mlama
Social Welfare – Mary Gitanho
Health – Mpendwa Chihimba
Education – Nahida Esmail
Profession – Dr Winiester Anderson
Business – Devota Likokola
Science and Technology – Sharmilla Bhatt
Sports – Angel Eaton
Young Achiever – Jennifer Shigoli
Public – Inspector of Police Prisca Komba
Information and Communication – Blandina Sembu
Woman of the year – Prisca Komba
Lifetime Achievement Award – Debora Mwenda