Juliana Jonathan, Founder of the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards (ZIWA) gives her insight on the upcoming ZIWA 2015
As Sojourner Truth once stated, “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, these women together ought to be able to turn it right again.”
With this in mind, myself and Maud Goba set to amplify, the voice of the Zimbabwean woman and to challenge our societal perception of women in 2013. Therefore, ZIWA is by Zimbabwean women for Zimbabwean women. We celebrate and recognise our unsung heroines making a contribution to our community and breaking the glass ceiling in entrepreneurship, business, education, social, charity, entertainment and the arts.
Last year we hosted our very first award ceremony , receiving inexorable support from all corners of the earth. We thank you all for this, without you, ZIWA 2015 would cease to exist. Together we can bring about significant change in our community and make a difference ourselves and thus influence other communities. Let’s all work together with the ethos; “Act locally, think globally.”
We have a passionate team dedicated to bringing you the second annual ZIWA ceremony to be held later on this year. They have all been working tirelessly around the clock in the past few months. We will be releasing video content featuring the team discussing what to expect of ZIWA 2015, highlights from last year and all the wonderful ways in which you can get involved.
Here are some keys dates to save to your diary so you can get involved with ZIWA 2015:
- June 2015 – ZIWA nominations process
- July 2015 – ZIWA panel starts deliberations to shortlist nominees
- August 2015 – ZIWA nominee shortlist announced and voting opens
- August 2015 – ZIWA 2015 tickets released and venue details revealed
- 3 October 2015 – ZIWA 2015 Awards ceremony
Please do stay in the loop and we look forward to celebrating with you the tremendous successes of Zimbabwean women globally!