Women Leaders Honoured


Sunday Mail Correspondent

THE Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ) on Friday honoured more than 20 women in recognition of their efforts in management positions that have contributed to national development.

Dubbed the Women in Project Management Leadership Summit and Awards, the ceremony was held under the theme “Breaking the barriers – leadership that supports the next generation”.

Speaking at the event, CIPMZ board chairperson Engineer Themba Khumbula said the awards recognise women from diverse sectors.

“Women in Project Management are making an indelible mark. We are finding that in a world driven by performance and results, there are opportunities for everyone with the right skills to rise to the top, regardless of gender,” said Engineer Khumbula.

Among the winners was Mrs Loreto Chimuka, who supervised the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge road rehabilitation project. Dr Mandas Marikanda scooped the award for Zimbabwe’s most influential women in finance, while Mrs Chipo Mtasa was honoured for achievements in telecommunications.

Other winners were Tarisai Ndebele (Quantity Surveyor and Property Development), Primrose Muleya (Mining Construction), Miriam Venge (Insurance), Faith Chinogurei (Hospitality), Rufaro Manzungu (Construction), Sekai Muvembi (Technology), Eileen Muchemwa (Asset Management), Primrose Mwanza (Technology), Bianca Mukumbira (Construction), Ancicalia Matizha (Financial Services and Telecomms), Sharon Yeti (Renewable Energy), Judith Marera (Gas Solutions), Busi Chindove (Environment and Sustainability).

Geraldine Zikwature and Fungai Mutyiri won awards in the fields of manufacturing and retail, while Amanda Chigariro and Michelle Gwatimba were honoured for their exploits in manufacturing and agriculture respectively, with Lumbie Mlambo rewarded for Water Technology initiatives.