Kenya’s SHK Consulting founder, Shreya Karia, received an Africa’s Woman Leaders award in a virtual ceremony, the agency said.
Shreya Karia, a leading brand strategist said the award “…comes at a time when 2020 has been a year of crisis and has forced us to define what good leadership requires to navigate this uncertainty meaningfully. For my part, I hope that I can continue to inspire and support the aspirations of younger women to take up senior roles and further drive a positive agenda for growth in the next generation.”
Africa’s Woman Leaders Awards is an initiative of the World Women Leadership Congress and Awards as part of its engagement to celebrate and recognise women leaders across different regions globally. The award was presented virtually on 8th December 2020.
By recognizing the high-level achievements of women as leaders, executives, and decision-makers, younger women can be encouraged to challenge the status quo and break the glass ceiling further.
Women across Africa were well-represented under the Africa Leadership Awards 2020 with females across industries from banking, technology, oil and gas and beyond. Other notable recipients include Governor Caroline Abel, of Central Bank of Seychelles and Modupe Lanre-Akinsiun, Head of Leadership Coca-Cola Nigeria. From Kenya, three awardees were selected including Sandrine Henton, Director at Educate Global, Eileen Laskar, Founder & President, CDI- Africa Coaching Group and Shreya Karia.
The criteria used to determine winners includes their contribution to building sustainable leadership, supporting gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace, promotion of women’s empowerment and the ability to influence strategy whilst optimizing resources.
Africa’s Woman Leaders Awards is an initiative of the World Women Leadership Congress and Awards as part of its engagement to celebrate and recognize women leaders across different regions globally.