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2017 Top 100 #Zimbabwe Most Powerful Women Raising #Zimbabwe Flag High #ZimBabes #263chat #twimbos

We have compiled the list of top 100 Zimbabwe women all over the world that are doing great things in their field.

We are very proud of our Zimbabwe women and we want to recognise them and highlight their success stories with the world. If we don’t recognise our own people, no one will. We are sure their stories will inspire other young Zimbabwe girls.

Here are 2017 profiles of Zimbabwe’s  interesting young women who have stood out from the pack and who show us what to look forward to in the country’s future. These Zimbabwe women are talented and have shown themselves to be leaders. They are the ones to watch as they continue to raise the #Zimbabwe Flag in their professions.

Arranged in Alphabetical order.

  1. Amara Brown
    • Ammara Brown is a Zimbabwean female singer (Afro-pop/RnB), song writer, actress and brand ambassador. She is the daughter of iconic Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, she started her career in the 1990s, debuting in a TV commercial together with Oliver Mtukudzi. Her musical career began at the tender age of 13 when she made her first demo song for her parents and joined her father’s band, The Storm in 2003 as a backing vocalist.
  2. Amy Tsanga
    • Amy Tsanga teaches law at the University of Zimbabwe and is the Deputy Director of the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law
  3. Anna Mudeka
    • Anna Mudeka is a Zimbabwean-British musician, business executive and music festival organizer
  4. Beatrice Mtetwa
    • Beatrice Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. The New York Times described her in 2008 as “Zimbabwe’s top human rights lawyer”
  5. Beatrice Tonhodzai
  6. Betty Makoni
    • Betty Makoni is a Zimbabwean gender activist who in 1999 founded the Girl Child Network, a charity which cares for Zimbabwe’s young sex abuse victims; the organization has rescued more than 35,000 girls .
  7. Busi Bango
    • Ms. Bango sits on several private and public sector boards including, among others, being Chairperson of Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited; Dairibord Zimbabwe Holdings Limited; National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe; Deputy Chairman of General Beltings Limited, Trustee of the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust and Deputy Chairperson of PROWEB. Her charity work includes working at an individual basis to support the education and upkeep of disadvantaged children through mobilizing resources for their upkeep and education as well as being a Trustee of the Disabled Women Support Organization.
  8. Busi Ncube
    • Busi Ncube is a female Mbira singer from Zimbabwe, who sings in six African languages. She was a member of the Afro-Fusion group Illanga; the group released three albums during the 1980s, and played during the 1988 Human Rights Now! concert.
  9. Candice Mwakalyelye
    • Candice Mwakalyelye is an award winning Zimbabwean radio personality who used to work for ZiFM Stereo as a newscaster and talk show host. She is also a voice over artist and brand ambassador for DeeKawZee accessories and Make-up By Gamu.
  10. Captain Chipo Matimba
    •  One of the first Zimbabwe female pilots
  11. Charity Charamba
  12. Charity Jinya
    • Charity is an economist by profession and holds a BA (Honours) Degree in Economics from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom.A seasoned banker with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, she has been through several leadership programmes such as the Chicago Business School Executive Development Programme and the London Business School Senior Leadership Programme. She has also served on the boards of the Bindura University of Science Education, Waddilove School, Sandringham Methodist School, Zimsun and Arda.
  13. Charity Manyeruke
  14. Chiwenga Ellen
    • Ellen Chiwenga is a Zimbabwe born UK Football Association Registered Sport agent in a world usually dominated by men, knows no boundaries.
  15. Colleta Chitsike
    • Colletah Chitsike is a Zimbabwe Gender Rights Defender and Sociologist
  16. Danai Gurira
    • Danai Jekesai Gurira is an American actress and playwright of Zimbabwean ancestry, best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series, and as the writer of the Tony Award-winning play Eclipsed.
  17. Devine Ndhlukula
    • Divine Ndhlukula is a Zimbabwean businesswoman, who has gained Africa-wide recognition for her entrepreneurial skills, having built an over 4,000 strong employee base from the humble beginning of her garage
  18. Elizabeth Vavashe
  19. Emily Njovhana, Captain
    • Zimbabwe’s first female black commercial pilot
  20. Fadzayi Mahere
    • Known as Zimbabwe’s Young Iron Lady, Fadzai is a practising lawyer who has amassed a huge following on social media as she actively shares her ideas on how to shape the future of Zimbabwe. She studied law at Cambridge university and University of Zimbabwe and her articles have provided insight into the legality of violations of the Zimbabwe constitution by the government.
  21. Faith Muchemwa
  22. Farai Shonhiwa
    • Dr. Farai Cheryl Shonhiwa serves as the Head of Strategy, Head of Healthcare, and Strategy and Health Policy Manager at Centum Investment Company Limited. Dr. Shonhiwa has been with Life Healthcare Group since 2011, and holds the responsibilities spanning international growth and new product development. Prior to her tenure at Life Healthcare, Dr. Shonhiwa worked in the advisory space as a Senior Project Manager at Monitor Group. She serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Scanmed Multimedis S.A. She is a medical doctor, having obtained her MBChB at the University of Cape Town. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
  23. Florence Kanyati
  24. Florence Kazhanje
  25. Florence Ziumbe
    • Ms. Ziumbe is the founder, trustee and advisor of the Professional Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum (PROWEB).  An attorney in private practice for the past 32 years, Ms. Ziumbe has experience in corporate, commercial, empowerment, aviation, construction and family law. She has been principal attorney on many key country projects.  She has sat on forty board positions of public and private companies since 1982, and currently sits on the boards of several Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed and non-listed companies. As a lawyer and a partner in Ziumbe & Partners Legal Practitioners, she specializes in commercial work and has transactional experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, also from the University of Zimbabwe.
  26. Fungai Edeline Ndemera
  27. Fungai Machirori
  28. Gloria Zvaravanhu
  29. Gonyeti
  30. Grace Mugadza
  31. Grace Muradzikwa
    • Grace Muradzikwa is the managing director of short-term insurer Nicoz Diamond.Muradzikwa is recognised as the first female managing director to win two IoDZ director of the year awards since their inception in 2004.
  32. Grace Tawana
  33. Hesphina Rukato
  34. Hope Masike
    • Hope Masike is a Zimbabwe-born mbira and percussion player, singer and dancer. Her career thus far has been a successful mix of recording and performing artist, activist and teacher.
  35. Hope Sadza
    • Vice Chancellor She is the Founder and Founding Vice Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa
  36. Ivy Mango Chatora
  37. Jackie Chimhanzi
    • Dr Jackie Chimhanzi is the CEO of Africa Leadership Institue
  38. Jenni Williams
    • Jenni Williams is a Zimbabwean human rights activist and a founder of Women of Zimbabwe Arise. A prominent critic of President Robert Mugabe’s government, The Guardian described her in 2009 as “one of the most troublesome thorns in Mugabe’s side”.
  39. Jessie Majome
    • Jessie Fungayi Majome is the Member of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Zimbabwe on an MDC T ticket elected 1st in 2008 and then in 2013. She is Chairperson of its Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.
  40. Jestina Mukoko
    • Jestina Mukoko is a Zimbabwean human rights activist and the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She is a journalist by training and a former newsreader with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
  41. Josey Mahachie Emmanuel
    • Josey is a media practitioner, investment consultant, business woman and host of a Television Show.
  42. Joyce Mujuru
  43. Kim Jayde Robinson
  44. Kirsty Coventry
    • Kirsty Leigh Coventry is a Zimbabwean former swimmer and former world record holder. She attended and swam competitively for Auburn University in Alabama, in the United States.
  45. Kumbirai Chatora
  46. Lesley Goldwasser
    • Lesley is a prominent business woman and philanthropist in New York.
  47. Letwina Bhindy Fushai
  48. Linda Masarira
    • Human Rights Activist
  49. Lynn Mkonoweshuro
  50. Mai Chisamba
  51. Margaret Dongo
    • Politician and Human Rights Activist
  52. Martha Chimasola
  53. Martha Musonza Holman
    • Founder of Love Zimbabwe charity 1137434 and Love Zimbabwe Fair Trade company. Martha has reached over 300 Welsh schools teaching Fairtrade. She is the only resident Fairtrade producer who has helped set up 15 workers’ co-operatives in Zimbabwe. A very ethically minded person who educates communities about Fair trade and sustainable living.
  54. Maud Chifamba
  55. Maureen Erasmus
    • Mrs. Maureen Erasmus serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Masawara PLC. Mrs Erasmus provides significant financial markets experience and strategic insight to the Board. Over the past eight years, she has held leadership positions in two global financial institutions, namely Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.
  56. Munya Sajanga
  57. Musa Donia Saurombe
  58. Natalie Jabangwe
  59. NoViolet Bulawayo
  60. Nozipho maraire
  61. Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda
    • Human Rights Lawyer
  62. Nyasha Matonhodze
  63. Nyengeterai Mahaka
  64. Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri
  65. Petina Gappah
    • Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean lawyer and writer. She writes in English, though she also draws on Shona, her first language
  66. Portia Zvavahera
  67. Primrose Ndebele
  68. Priscilla Chigariro
  69. Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga
    • Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the House of Assembly for Glen Norah, Harare
  70. Rejoice Kwaramba
    • As someone who is passionate about the African culture, Rejoice believes that Black is naturally beautiful although it was a hard fact to accept at her early stage of life her mother played a vital role in inspiring her to embrace her skin color. Her love for the black skin has motivated her passion and because of this, she started creating adorable Nubian dolls so as to help girls accept that every shade is beautiful.
  71. Rita Makarau
  72. Rosemary Mugadza
  73. Rudo Boka
    • Zimbabwe Tobacco Trader
  74. Rudo Gaidzanwa
  75. Rumbi Sithole
  76. Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya
    • Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya is the sole principal of RBM Solicitors Coventry England. She is a published author of Girl in the Mirror. She the founder of Migrant Family Support, a non profit organisation supporting migrant families in the UK. She is a trustee for Tugwi Trust a charity supporting ten schools in the Chivi District in Masvingo.She is a co director of Rock Housing and Support Services, a Social Care housing company providing accommodation for care leavers.
  77. Rumbidzai Takawira
  78. Rutendo L. Nzira
    • Lovely Rue Nzira Social Media Story Teller and Motivational Author
  79. Ruvheneko Parirenyatya
  80. Shamiso Lynn Zichawo
  81. Sophie Chandauka
  82. Susan Makore
  83. Tariro Chikumbirike
  84. Tariro Makanga
  85. Tariro Mupombwa
  86. Tariro Negitare
    • Tariro neGitare is a vocalist and guitarist from Harare, Zimbabwe. She started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and has since become a rising star in the Zimbabwe music scene, sharing the stage with legendary African artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. She is an avid collaborator, working and touring frequently with musicians from South Africa, Germany, Nigeria, and the UK. Tariro also created a platform for other solo artists called Wildfire Acoustic Nights, a music and poetry event that has been running for the past 4 years through a partnership between her company Wildfire Africa and the Zimbabwe German Society. Additionally, she runs Business of Art workshops that promote artists to monetize their passion by learning valuable business skills.
  87. Tererai Trent
    • Tererai Trent is a Zimbabwean-American woman whose unlikely educational success has brought her international fame
  88. Teurai Chanakira
  89. Thandiwe Chidavarume
  90. Theresa Mugadza
  91. Thokozani Khupe
    • Thokozani Khuphe is a Zimbabwean politician and the Vice-President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She was Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 11 February 2009 to August 2013. She is a senior Member of Parliament for Makokoba constituency
  92. Tilda Moyo
    • Zimbabwe radio personality well known for tackling sensitive social issues
  93. Tsitsi Dangarembga
    • Author and Film maker
  94. Tsitsi Masiyiwa
    • Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a leading African philanthropist and social entrepreneur who has devoted much of her life to empowering disadvantaged children
  95. Valerie Chingonzo
  96. Vimbai Mutinhiri
  97. Vimbayi Nyemba
  98. Viola Chasi
    • Viola M Chasi has 22 years of experience in government, the private sector and financial services. She co-founded Palladium Zimbabwe in 2013. Viola currently holds non-executive directorships on private boards in Zimbabwe.
  99. Virginia Chihota
  100. Netsai Mangwende
    • Netsai Mangwende Business Executive Committee at AIG United Kingdom


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