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The winners will be announced on 25 October at the World Investment Forum, taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 22–26 October 2018. Photo courtesy: Uneiza Ali Issufo, Facebook.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has announced the finalists of the sixth Empretec Women in Business Awards and Mozambican Uneiza Ali lssufo is among them.
According to her Linkedin page, Ineiza Issuso holds a degree in Civil Engineering from A Politécnica University and her company, ConsMoz, is a small construction business based in Nampula. Issufo is also chair to the Nampula Association of Contractors, AEMPRENA.
The awards celebrate exceptional businesswomen who have benefited from UNCTAD’s global entrepreneurship training network, Empretec, and become role models for their outstanding achievements in running micro and small businesses.
The winners will be announced on 25 October at the World Investment Forum, taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 22–26 October 2018.
More than 50 nominations were submitted by Empretec centres from 19 countries. The 10 finalists were selected by a panel of experts based on the innovation, leadership and impact on their communities the nominees demonstrated.
Since its launch in 1988, the Empretec programme has trained and motivated more than 400,000,8p9 entrepreneurs in more than 40 countries.
The 2018 finalists (in alphabetical order, by country) are:
Thanks to the sponsors of the awards, the winner and two runners-up will win the chance to attend an executive course in digital marketing by IMD Lausanne, mentoring by the MBA Business School in Grenoble, France, and a watch by Delance of Switzerland among other gifts.
Previous winners of the Empretec Women in Business award include: