Politicians Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and Esther Passaris were among few local entrepreneurs feted for being the most influential women in business and government. The two were named national winners in the logistics and the manufacturing and engineering sector respectively.
The awards by CEO Global, a media company that focuses on the identification of Africa’s leading talent, also honoured non-political business executives. “There are tremendously inspirational stories at the core of each winner’s professional and personal life story," said CEO Global's chief Executive Annelize Wepener. During the ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday, business executives cited culture, corruption, poor education systems, technology and gender as factors crippling Africa's growth and development.
"We do not need more bills or leaders to change the state of unemployment among the youth. We have a social collapse in the country's fabric and we need to do something to leave the country and the continent better for future generations," Passaris said.