By Hellen Venganai
#9th woman I am celebrating in this Women’s month is Angeline Zimbwani Mikiri
Came across some of her work here on Facebook and I told myself I will look for this woman so that we meet.
Am glad, we managed to meet in 2017 and was so amazed by her humility.
Angie is a businesswman and Publisher who is very passionate about empowering women through entrepreneurship.
She once worked for the Daily News as Sales Executive and Masvingo Mirror as Head of Marketing and Advertising, but she was keen on establishing something of her own.
She then established Shekinah Media which is a media and marketing agency.
She publishes The Great Zimbabwe Times.
So. I would count her among the very few women publishers we have in the country.
Through Shekinah Media, she has hosted and coordinated various Leadership and Business conferences in Zimbabwe.
In 2012, for example, she coordinated the Business and Investment Opportunities Conference held in Masvingo.
Her passion for women economic empowerment contributed to her nomination as the Women Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Ambassador for Zimbabwe.
WED is a global initiative to celebrate, support and empower women entrepreneurship worldwide. WED was initiated in 2014 by the WED Worlwide Movement headquartered in New York.
As WED ambassador, she has initiated various training programmes for women on entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
For her work, she received the Best Ambassador Award for her contribution to the success of the WEDO Africa Mission in 2020.
She is also a speaker of note who has conducted Public lectures in colleges and universities.
In 2018, she was among key speakers at the Young Female Achievers Pan African Conference in Accra, Ghana.
Angie is also a philanthropist because she loves to give back to the community.
She launched a donate a pad campaign which has helped less privileged girls and mentally challenged women to get sanitary pads especially in Masvingo province.
She has also supported school children with fees and uniforms. She has partnered with Mambure Trust to conduct computer skills training to learners at her former primary school in Mashonaland West province.
I could continue to write and write about her achievements because they are many.
Oops, had almost forgot.
She was recently appointed to serve as member of the Masvingo Polytechnic Advisory Council beginning this month for the next 2 years.
Help me celebrate this businesswoman known for formulating winning strategies.
Well done Angie