Zuri Awards is a platform that recognizes and celebrates outstanding women in line with the International Women’s Day theme. The women are:
- Dedicated to creating positive change through work in their communities
- Inspiring other women through exceptional displays of leadership
- Rising against all odds and being courageous in the face of adversity
- Changing lives of their communities in the various segments of the market
Zuri Awards was inaugurated in 2017 and we have seen a steady growth of 200% from a nomination list of 50 women in 2017 to 150 in 2018. The key success to this has been the numerous activities and partnerships that have been forged to reach out to nominees from all parts of the country who are running different projects that are making a difference in their communities. Zuri Awards has been able to highlight the key successes of both nominees and honorees through a call for nomination, photo and videography sessions, and public exhibition of their work, digital storytelling and above the line highlight of stories in the media.
The Awards have led to a positive publicity of the nominees and honorees in their respective sphere of influence hence enhancing the expansion of their projects and their exceptional competencies.
Due to the consistent growth of Zuri Awards, in 2019 we have increased the numbers of awards from 4 to 14 showcasing more women making a difference in the various segments of the market. There will be a series of awareness activities that will be carried out culminating to the 4th edition of the Zuri Awards Gala Dinner on the 7th March 2019.