More and more, women are taking the lead in business all around the world and breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling. Zimbabwe too has some really great women doing amazing things in business who are rarely recognized for their creativity, talent and work.
As TotalMedia UM, we are proud that 80% of staff are women, who work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are seen, heard and remembered. With so many awesome women in one place we decided to honour some of our fellow ‘wonder women’ in Zimbabwe making major moves in business and marketing. Some you may have crossed paths with and others you may not know. We recommend that you get to know them by following them (not in a stalkery way) to find out more about the work they do, and have done. We bet you will be as impressed and inspired as we have been!
The list below is in no way complete or in any particular order.
Here are 20 women to follow:
1. Unaiswa Nleya, General Manager (Marketing) at Schweppes
2. Tracey Mutaviri, Managing Director at Lyons
3. Tendai Makomva, Marketing Manager at OK
4. Sharron Ndenda, Marketing Manager at Lobels
5. Sapi Bachi, Managing Director at TBWA, and former Head of Brand and Communication at Ecobank
6. Ruth Ncube, Managing Director at First Mutual Life
7. Rumbi Dzimba, Group Marketing Manager at Edgars
8. Priscilla Sadhomba, Head of Marketing at FBC Holdings
9. Patricia Murambinda, Marketing Manager at Delta Corporation
10. Nyengeterai Mahaka, Founder and CEO at True Reflections and former Head of Marketing at CIMAS and Reckit Benkiser
11. Nancy Guzha, CEO at Cairns Holdings Pvt Ltd
12. Misi (Makuzwa) Karidza, Foods Business Manager at Daymon in South Africa, and former Marketing and Sales Manager at Irvines
13. Mellany Msengezi-Mariri, General Manager (Marketing) at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
14. Karen Dhliwayo, Brand Manager of Chibuku at Delta Corporation, and 2017 MAZ Brand Manager of the year
15. Juliet Ziswa, former Marketing Director at NetOne, and 2017 MAZ Marketer of the year
16. Dr Eldrette Shereni, Marketing Director at NetOne and former Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at CBZ Holdings
17. Caroline Nyadzayo, Operations Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola
18. Beatrice Tonhodzayi, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs Manager at Zimpapers
19. Angela Mpala, Group Marketing Executive at ZIMNAT, and former Group Marketing Manager at National Foods Limited
20. Alana Chinara, Head of Marketing at Zol