Professor Sadza Receives the CEO Global Award PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Lusaka, Zambia on 5 August 2016
It was in the TajPamodzi Hotel in Lusaka Zambia on 5 August 2016 the torch bearer in the women empowerment agenda in Zimbabwe, Professor Hope Cynthia Sadza was honoured and celebrated as a Lifetime Achiever in the Education category.  The event that was coordinated and sponsored by CEO Global Media Company awarded the Professor in its “2016 Africa’s Most influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations Awards.”  Professor Sadza was nominated together with other influential women in Africa who have played a leading role in the development of their sector, willingly developed those around them and invested in the upliftment of communities.
Professor Sadza’s humble beginnings and ground breaking story in the establishment of the Women’s University in Africa to ensure an increase in women in leadership positions impressed the adjudicators.  She was recognised as a pioneer or champion in the equality issues through university education.  It is a cause for celebration in Zimbabwe that women have the capacity to advocate for their rights and see to it that there is implementation.   Women who have achieved in giving life and continue to sustain life.  Therefore celebrating them according to CEO Global Company is the least people can do.  The SADC North portion of the recognition programme is the second leg of CEO Global’s recognition programme that takes it around the continent to 8 regions.  In each of these regions, country and regional winners are identified.  The regional winners automatically qualifying for the Continental Awards.
In addition to being the Founder and Vice Chancellor of a university that actively targets women (the first of its kind in the region), Professor Sadza is a remarkable achiever who sits on seven executive boards and several trustees that include the Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Trust, National Blood Services, and the Commander of the Air Force of Zimbabwe Charity Fund. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Gender and Academic Leadership by Zimbabwe Open University in 2015 and is the first African woman to sit on the Administrative Board for the International Association of Universities (IAU), headquartered in Paris France.