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kenya's elsa majimbo and hellen obiri bag forbes woman awards 2021

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OBIRI HELEN & MAJIMBO ELSA

by Helvine Achieng March 12, 2021

Social media influencer Elsa Majimbo is one of the youngest successful Kenyan comedians. The young lad has most recently bagged a 2021 Forbes Woman Award for excelling in her field.

The Forbes Woman awards celebrate African women who inspire confidence by rewriting the narrative. Leaders who advocate positive change and are committed to economic and social transformation on the continent, especially in a Covid recovery phase.

These are women who have challenged authority to bring about change and created a contemporary discourse that will enable future generations to live in a better and more equal world.

Besides Majimbo, Athlete Hellen Obiri has also clutched an award with Forbes.

"I'd like to congratulate all the 2021 award winners for being such incredible leaders in their respective fields, particularly after such a tumultuous year," said Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA & FORBES WOMAN AFRICA.

"THIS YEAR WE ADAPTED TO A COMPLETELY ONLINE FORMAT, AND WHILE WE DO MISS THE FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTION, THE DIGITAL SPACE GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THE #LEADINGWOMANSUMMIT FOOTPRINT AND REACH A MUCH BIGGER AUDIENCE. AND, WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC CREATING SO MUCH DISRUPTION WORLDWIDE, THIS SUMMIT WAS A WELCOME OPPORTUNITY TO GET INSIGHT FROM THESE GROUNDED, INSPIRING WOMEN WHO'VE ALL GIVEN US A RENEWED SENSE OF HOPE."

Issuing her opinion on the awards, Suzanne Morel, Mastercard Country Manager for South Africa, stated,

"As a proud partner of the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, we would like to offer our congratulations to all these inspirational women who have been recognised in this year's awards.

NOT ONLY HAVE THEY MADE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS, BUT THEY ARE LEADING THE CHARGE IN OPENING UP THE WORLD’S POSSIBILITIES TO WOMEN. AND A WORLD THAT WORKS BETTER FOR WOMEN CREATES LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR US ALL.”

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