Zambia’s Leah Diana Mitaba reaches UNCTAD’s Women in Business Awards finale

unitad TRMEATRAFZambia’s Leah Diana Mitaba has been selected as one of the finalists at the sixth Empretec Women in Business Awards, as announced by UNCTAD

The awards celebrate exceptional businesswomen who have benefitted from UNCTAD's global entrepreneurship training network, Empretec, and become role models for their outstanding achievements in running micro and small businesses.

The winners will be announced on 25 October, at the World Investment Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, taking place from 22–26 October 2018.

UNCTAD selects 10 finalists based on the innovation, leadership and impact on their communities the nominees demonstrated.

The other 2018 finalists are:

· Rosana Marques (Brazil): Ouseuse, swimwear and lingerie

· Rocio Castro Fernandez (Ecuador): Momoa, clothes for breastfeeding mothers

· Ndey Fatou Njie (The Gambia): TiGA, swimwear products

· Chandra Vadhana (India): Skill development, training, assessments and human resources consulting

· Lama Sha’sha’a (Jordan): International Robotics Academy, education for 6–16-year-olds in robotics and science, technology, engineering and mathematics

· Uneiza Ali lssufo (Mozambique): ConsMoz Lda – Building Mozambique Limited, construction

· Barbara Ofwono Buyondo (Uganda): Victorious Education Services, kindergarten through primary school education

· Ana de León (Uruguay): Ruta 10 Upcycling, up-cycling design company (bags, accessories from recycled materials)

· Rina Arráez (Venezuela): Inversiones Alces 1012 C.A., handmade accessories from recycled materials

According to UNCTAD, the winner and two runners-up will win the chance to attend an executive course in digital marketing by IMD Lausanne, mentoring by the MBA Business School in Grenoble, France, and a watch by Delance of Switzerland among other gifts.

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