Learn more about your finalists for ZIWA 2015 for the Inspirational Woman of the Year category:

IVY CHATORA - InspirationalIvy Mango Chatora, the 3rd born in a family of 4 children, is the face behind Ivy’s Kitchenette, an initiative that is transforming and reshaping theperception of Zimbabwean food. Decoding and deconstructing the way in which Zimbabwean traditional food is cooked and presented has been a passion and labour of love for this Zimbabwean-born food blogger.

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Tsitsi Chituku - InspirationalDr. Tsitsi Chituku was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe. After moving to the UK, she obtained a medical degree from Warwick University Medical School, and is now training to become a surgeon. he has currently taken time out of surgical training to do a PhD in Cancer…

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Thandi Haruperi - Inspirational Thandi was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Zambia. Twenty-eight, newly divorced and leaving behind her young children, she arrived in London, determined to start again. Years later, Thandi had just resigned from her fulltime housing job with a view to starting her own business when she was diagnosed with HIV.

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Hatifare Munongi - Inspirational Hatifare Munongi is a 76-year-old great-grandmother who in November 2015 will be a first time university graduate. She left primary school in 1956, was married at the age of 21 and now has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Growing up in pre-independence Zimbabwe, she was one of tens of thousands of women who were victims of a culture and colonial..

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Vonayi Nyamazana - Inspirational Vonayi Nyamazana is the founder of Inspired Khaya. Inspired Khaya’s aim is to build a global community of women who want to go on an inspirational journey of growth together. Her background is actually in the legal sector; she obtained a diploma in Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence from the Ministry of Justice in Zimbabwe then went on to work as a public prosecutor for…

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Voting is now live and will be close on 20 September 2015 so be sure to have your say by voting for your favourite ZIWA 2015 nominees. Winners will be announced at the ZIWA 2015 ceremony to be held in Birmingham, UK on Oct 3, 2015.

Cast your vote at www.ziwaawards.com/voting/

Don’t forget, tables and tickets for the ceremony, which is being held in Birmingham, UK onSaturday 3 October can be booked online or by emailing info@ziwaawards.com

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