Lusaka, Thursday, 20 August, 2020: Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe has been named among 100 Most Influential African Women on the continent for the year 2020. The Award given by Avance Media, a leading African Public Relations and Rating Firm is a recognition for women who are leading various initiatives across the continent and seeks to present them as role models for the younger generation.
They were selected because of their incredible achievements as women and they deserve high recommendations among other female trailblazers in Africa” said Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media.
Criteria for selection included excellence in leadership and performance, personal accomplishment, commitments to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and being an accomplished African women.
Madam Kapwepwe is the first female to be appointed as Secretary General of COMESA in its 26years of existence.