Global Leadership Awards on Economic Empowerment 2014

Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards aims to celebrate extraordinary women taking on the most urgent issues facing their communities and showing exceptional leadership in an insecure world.
Victoria Kisyombe was awarded the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Award by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for her trailblazing work to empower women through micro leasing in Tanzania as founder and CEO of SELFINA.

Victoria Kisyombe was awarded the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Award by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for her trailblazing work to empower women through micro leasing in Tanzania as founder and CEO of SELFINA.

Dr. Victoria earns the 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Economic Empowerment Award for her positive contribution to the livelihoods of over 200,000 people. Here receiving the award from the hands of Anne M. Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America.

Front row from left to right: Suaad Allami, Iraq; Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala; Priti Patkar, India; Dr. Victoria Kisyombe, Tanzania; and Rana Zaitouneh, Syria. Back row from left to right: Laura Alonso, Kah Walla, Melanne Verveer, Alyse Nelson, Susan Ann Davis, Diane von Furstenberg, Vi Holland, Anne Finucane, and Norah O’Donnell. photo by Micky Wiswedel

Front row from left to right: Suaad Allami, Iraq; Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala; Priti Patkar, India; Dr. Victoria Kisyombe, Tanzania; and Rana Zaitouneh, Syria. Back row from left to right: Laura Alonso, Kah Walla, Melanne Verveer, Alyse Nelson, Susan Ann Davis, Diane von Furstenberg, Vi Holland, Anne Finucane, and Norah O’Donnell. photo by Micky Wiswedel

Outstanding Social Entrepreneur in Africa 2010

In Recognition of visionary, pragmatic and courageous contributions that significantly improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awareded Dr. Victoria Kisyombe and SELFINA.

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From Left to Right, First Row: Kovin Naidoo ( International Centre for Eyecare Education), Shona Mc Donald, (Shonaquip), Godwin Ehigiamusoe (Lift Above Poverty Organization), H.E. Jakaya M. Kikwete President of Tanzania, Victoria Kisyombe (Sero Lease and Finance Association (SELFINA) and Sero Businesswomen’s Association), Prof. Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum), Anna Tibaiijuka (Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT), Ajay Chowdhry (Founder, HCL, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems, India), Kuseni Douglas Dlamini (CEO Old Mutual, South Africa, Co-Chair of World Economci Forum on Africa, 2010, Young Global Leader), Second Row: Jergen Ole Haslestad (President and CEO, Yara International, Norway), Pat Davies (Chief Executive, Sasol, South Africa) at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 5, 2010.

From Left to Right, First Row: Kovin Naidoo ( International Centre for Eyecare Education), Shona Mc Donald, (Shonaquip), Godwin Ehigiamusoe (Lift Above Poverty Organization), H.E. Jakaya M. Kikwete President of Tanzania, Victoria Kisyombe (Sero Lease and Finance Association (SELFINA) and Sero Businesswomen’s Association), Prof. Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum), Anna Tibaiijuka (Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT), Ajay Chowdhry (Founder, HCL, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems, India), Kuseni Douglas Dlamini (CEO Old Mutual, South Africa, Co-Chair of World Economci Forum on Africa, 2010, Young Global Leader), Second Row: Jergen Ole Haslestad (President and CEO, Yara International, Norway), Pat Davies (Chief Executive, Sasol, South Africa) at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 5, 2010.

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum and Victoria Kisyombe, Sero Lease and Finance Association (SELFINA) and Sero Businesswomen’s Association (SEBA) at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 5, 2010.  

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum and Victoria Kisyombe, Sero Lease and Finance Association (SELFINA) and Sero Businesswomen’s Association (SEBA) at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 5, 2010.