Dar es Salaam. The 2021 Women in Management Africa Awards gala is set o take place on Saturday April 24 at the Millennium Towers’ Mtana Hall in Dar es Salaam.
CV People Tanzania Managing Director Naike Moshi has said that the annual event, famously known as the ‘Wima Awards’ gala, failed to take place in March this year as planned due to the death of Tanzania’s fifth president, John Magufuli.
According to Ms Moshi, the purpose of the annual awards is to celebrate top women and the companies behind them on the African continent.
Moshi also said the event is held to honour and applaud outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision and innovation in organisations that play a role in advancing women to the forefront of the economy.
“We are proud to be part of the tale of the success of different women leaders in and outside Tanzania through the Wima Awards. This year, we have added seven categories of awards including SDG Female Champion Award, Wima Stem Award, Next Gem Wima Award, “He for She” Leadership Award, Wima Abilities Award, Wima Lifetime Award and Exemplary Female Leadership Award during the Covid-19 crisis.
“These awards are open and every category has participants who have been obtained after being picked and voted for by the public.
“The exercise of obtaining the participants was run for almost two months and the winners will officially be announced on the award-giving day (today),” said Moshi.
UN Global Compact Network Tanzania representative Marsha Yambi said so far the awards have opened many doors of opportunities for women and various organisations by getting workforces that bring about positive results for the growth of the country’s economy.
She said UN Global Compact has seen that it has the huge obligation of working together with various organisations such as CV People Tanzania in and outside the country.
She said by working together with such organisations there would be positive results in improving gender equality, particularly at work places.