Today we list the top 10 hottest Zimbabwe moms for 2015!
They are aesthetically gorgeous, hardworking, entrepreneurs, mothers and armed with brilliant minds.
1. Prophetes Beverly “Bebe” Angel
Prophetes Beverly “Bebe” Angel is one of the women pioneering the prophetic globally. She is an anointed, loving and approachable woman of God, whose passion for the gospel of Christ, coupled with a strong desire to help the less fortunate of our societies around the world, has resulted in the establishment of H.O.M.E or Hand of Mercy, a charity arm of the Ministry. H.O.M.E currently helps many orphans, adults, children and currently pays school fees for hundreds of students from less previledged families.This Charity arm of Spirit Embassy also helps Spirit Embassy members across the world with their needs, be it spiritual, financial or physical.
Apart from being the patron of H.O.M.E, Prophetess BeBe U. Angel is also the co-founder and Vice President of the ever widening Spirit Embassy churches around the world and together with her husband Prophet Uebert Angel, they have seen many come to the knowledge of Christ, Many healed by the power of Jesus Christ and many made free by the Lord. She has adopted the revelation given to her husband, Prophet Uebert Angel, that says…
“Jesus said it, I believe and act upon His words AND that settles it…that is my story…It’s all JESUS and less of ME”She is also a seasoned teacher of the Gospel and an avid student of the Word of God and well loved at Spirit Embassy.
2. Grace Mugabe – Zimbabwe First Lady
She runs one of the biggest diaries in Southern Africa called Gushungo Dairy Estate and also takes care of over 200 orphans. Mrs Mugabe’s properties total about 12,000 acres, but her most important is Gushungo Dairy Estate, formerly known as Foyle Farm. It is in Mazowe, about 30 miles north of the capital Harare.
3. Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Tsitsi Masiyiwa is the executive chairperson of Higher Life Foundation (HLF), four Trusts running in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda and Lesotho. Founded with her husband Strive Masiyiwa, HLF offers holistic and innovative solutions to poverty. For example, free Learning Hubs provide computer technology to students without prior access, supplying solar lanterns in remote areas to students with lighting challenges affecting academics and partner-sponsored mobile clinics initiative widens access to health care. Linking education and technology, Masiyiwa championed the creation of a low-cost, high-quality blended learning model with tailored content in Zimbabwe scalable across Africa giving quality education to children. Capernaum Trust, the largest privately-funded scholarship program in Southern Africa, has students in establishments like Waterford Kamhlaba Swaziland, Monash College South Africa, Morehouse College and Spelman College USA. She serves on the HLF Trusts’ boards and is a founder of the African Philanthropy Forum
4. Elizabeth Macheka Tsvangirai
5. Divine Ndhlukula – Founder of Securico
Divine Ndhlukula, founder and MD ofSECURICO, Zimbabwe
Africa’s queen of the security industry has had a busy year. During 2014 Divine won the EY Exceptional Entrepreneur Award at the World Entrepreneur Awards; won a UNCTAD Empretec Women in Business Award; was inducted into the World Hall of Fame by the Women’s Heritage Society; and was an awardee of the IWEC 2014 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. All this while remaining a true champion of women’s empowerment in Zimbabwe where her company is the largest employer of women in the country outside the government sector.
6. Dr Tererai Trent – Academic, Motivation Speaker
Gifted with natural charisma that inspires people from all walks of life, Dr. Trent’s compelling story motivates people to fight for their own dreams, as well as the dreams of others. Dr. Trent’s new picture book, The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can (October 2015), is based on her story of perseverance.
Rooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe, in a country known as Rhodesia under colonial rule, where cultural practices and a war that liberated her country charted the course of her life. Due to traditional women’s roles and cultural norms, Tererai did not have the opportunity to go to school. Undeterred, she still dreamed of an education and determinedly taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks. Despite being married young and having three children by the time she was eighteen, she never lost sight of her dreams.
As a young mother without a high school diploma, Tererai met a woman who would profoundly impact her life: Jo Luck, president and CEO of Heifer International. She told Tererai, “If you believe in your dreams, they are achievable.” With this inspiration and her own mother’s encouragement, Tererai wrote down her dreams of going to America for higher education, sealed them in a tin can, and buried them under a rock, ultimately redesigning the blueprint of her life.
Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees, and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses and audiences where she advocates for universal access to quality education.
A two-time guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tererai was named by Oprah as her “All-Time Favorite Guest” and received a $1.5 million donation to rebuild her childhood elementary school in recognition of her tenacity and never-give-up attitude.
With the firm belief that education is the pathway out of poverty and a desire to give back to her community, Dr. Trent founded Tererai Trent International, previously known as Tinogona Foundation. Through strategic partnerships with Oprah Winfrey and Save the Children, Dr. Trent’s mission to provide universal access to quality education while also empowering rural communities is now being realized. Eleven schools are being built in Zimbabwe and education has been improved for over 5,000 children so far. And this is only the beginning.
Currently an adjunct professor in Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Health at Drexel University, School of Public Health, Dr. Trent is a senior consultant with more than 18 years of international experience in program and policy evaluation, and has worked on five continents for major humanitarian organizations. As a fellow at the Center of AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UC San Francisco, Dr. Trent conducted research on HIV prevention in Sub Saharan Africa with a special focus on women and girls.
Today, Dr. Trent is invited to speak all over the world, to share her remarkable story and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way. She was a keynote speaker at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit where she used her growing voice to appeal to international businesses to invest in equal access to quality education. Leading the global charge in the fight for quality education for all children and women’s rights, Dr. Trent has become a symbol of hope for everyone, and living proof that anything is possible. Her favorite motto is “Tinogona,” meaning, “It is achievable!”
7. Beatrice Mtetwa
Lawyer, Human rights activist in Zimbabwe
She has been called one of the bravest lawyers in Africa—and for good reason. Mtetwa, who was recognized by the U.S. State Department as one of 10 “international women of courage” last year and who was the subject of the 2013 documentary Rule of Law, has never wavered in her defense of human rights and basic freedoms in her native Zimbabwe. Despite beatings, arrests, and endless threats, she continues to fight for the rule of law.
8. 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.
In March 2010 Jestina Mukoko was one of ten human rights defenders honoured in the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards to women who have shown exceptional courage and leadership i0n advancing women’s rights
9. Marjorie Ngwenya Actuary & Chief Risk Officer at Old Mutual
As a young girl, I was good at maths and knew I would pursue a career in sciences. I was squeamish about doing a medical degree and opted to follow the lesser known actuarial science route. I completed my A Levels in Harare and move to the UK begin an actuarial science degree at The London School of Economics. Due to currency problems in Zimbabwe, I had to leave my studies during my first year believing that I would return to complete them. Shortly afterwards, I started working as a tax associate and had good fortune with an internal transfer to an actuarial role. I started taking the professional exams while I was working and there came a time when returning to my original BSc Actuarial Science degree was no longer worthwhile. I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries after 5 years of exams.
During my career I have been fortunate enough to live abroad, in the Netherlands and Canada, to work with international clients, to teach in a number of countries and to offer my time to the service of my profession. Qualifying was not an easy feat by any means and the hard work has paid off in many ways.
I specialised in insurance and risk management and have worked with many great organisations. I am now taking a short career break and pursuing an MSc at the London Business School on the Sloan programme in Leadership and Strategy. Things have almost come full circle and I am now enjoying the experience of studying a subject area that very much interests me.
I am grateful to my family, friends and colleagues for their support and for enriching my experiences along the way. Having a support network is an essential element for navigating life’s challenges. There will be many obstacles to overcome; stay optimistic and keep your eyes on the prize.
10. Grace Muradzikwa Zimbabwe businesswoman
Muradzikwa was inducted into the corporate world at a tender age. She used to manage the family’s several businesses which ranged from retail shops, service stations amongst others. She has been in the insurance business for more than two decades and has been credited as the brains behind the success of the company, ND.
Prior to the creation of NDI, Muradzikwa was part of Diamond Insurance Company. She had joined the company in 1988 when it was about to sink and she transformed it. The company was ranked thirteen out of the fourteen insurance companies in Zimbabwe. Within five years under Muradzikwa’s leadership, the company was ranked at number three.
In 2002, National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe (NICOZ) and Diamond Insurance Company formed a conglomerate which became known as NDI, which has been dubbed as the country’s largest short term insurance company. On 28 October, NDI was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and this has been credited to Muradzikwa’s skills which managed to brought forth dividends. Since then the company has been expanding and creating branches as well as buying properties in many African nations. Some of NDI associate companies include Clover Leaf Panel Beaters in Zimbabwe as well as Fidelity Life Assurance, FICO in Uganda, UGI in Malawi and Diamond General Insurance in Zambia. Muradzikwa has also been playing a pivotal role in the administration of all these companies.
Other than being at the helm of NDI, Muradzikwa was once the chairperson of the Rainbow Tourism Group. She resigned from that post in 2009 citing that board members were pursuing personal vendettas at the expense of the interests of the group. She is also the chairperson of Buy Zimbabwe Campaign.
10. Pokello Nare
Pokello Nare is a Zimbabwean socialite, businesswoman and former Big Brother Africa (BBA) housemate. Though she became a celebrity through her stint at BBA, Pokello rose to national stardom when her sex tape with local rapper, Stunner was leaked to the media in 2012.
Starting from her school days, Pokello would tutor in order to get extra cash that would finance her wardrobe. This passion for fashion would see her opening her own stores in Harare.
Addicted 2 Shoes
Opened in 2011, Addicted 2 Shoes is an upmarket boutique that is situated at Sam Levy’s Village that primarily sells shoes.
In December 2014 after she was fed up that her shop was filled with shoes from leading brands, Pokello launched her own brand Pink Bottoms that would see 3 lines reaching the market; namely Big Brother Africa The Chase, Size Me Up and Spell My Name. These shoes were designed with the African woman in mind, to fit in their toes comfortably she would say.
Pokello has managed to secure endorsement deals with Victory Co and is the official face of the Ndeipi-Zviri Sei Sei t-shirt brands also having a deal with Vault Cosmetics.