Happy International Women’s Day. EZM MAGAZINE has taken this opportunity to appreciate some of the most influential Zambian women. There’re more than these listed women who have helped, changed and influenced our society and culture and we honour them all. Here is our list of some of the most influential Zambian Women.
The first 1st lady of Zambia. She and her fellow women during the freedom fighting era were true fighters and women. They supported their men and encouraged them to fight harder for what we have now come to call Zambia.
Hon. Masebo is one of the most hard working women in politics and she continues to work hard and represent women.
You may say what you want about Hon.Silya, but she has held her position in the Zambian politics and worked hard to be where she is. Truly a hard working woman.
is a consultant on Health and HIV/AIDS issues and Professor of Immunology at the School of Medicine of the University of Zambia on a part time and also a politician.
Princess Nakatindi Wina
She is a former MP but also a princess of the Lozi people. An influential voice in politics and culture.
Cheftainess Nkhomeshya Mukamambo of the Soli people
She is one of the very few chieftainess we have in Zambia and during the 2011 presidential elections, she led her people and stuck true to what she believed in and stood fod.
Is the CEO of Swiss Charge Bank.She was previously the Managing Director of Barclays Bank of Zambia Limited, there too the first female and the first Zambian to hold this position.
World famous economist who wrote the book “Dead Aid” and has been inspiring women around the globe to conquer the world with their knowledge
Famous boxer and truly and inspiration for women in the sports world but everywhere. She has won multiple fights and belts.
Athlete who has competed in several international sports tournament to represent Zambia
Singer and songwriter who has given and inspired young women to fulfill their dreams in the entertainment industry
Dambisa might not have been in the music industry for a very long time but she is strongly active in women and childrens right. She always supports causes that will benefit women and children. She is making the most of her talent and fame and that is to give back. We salute
One of the most talented singers who is also woman and children’s rights activists. She educates through her music and reaches out to many.
Fashion designer, signer, entrepreneur, this woman has inspired a lot of women with her mind
One of the first female singers to become big in the Zambian industry, she opened a lot of doors to other female singers.
The fashion designer behind Ubuntu designs and has set her own trend and style in the Zambian fashion industry
The young talented fashion designer is inspiring and encouraging other young designers with her western meet Africa designs.
Cynthia Kanema and the ZSM winners:
Cynthia Kanema inspired and brought Zambia Next Super Model. This competition has given us four talented beautiful and hard working women who support women’s rights and do their best to give back. Petita Mwanza, Mubanga i, Akamandisa Imambao, Mulenga.
Chef Lillian Elidah
Female chef who has inspired a lot of women and also founded Exclusive Divas of Africa, an NGO for women and girls.
Lian Mwamba Nakazweh
One of the first make-up artists and stylist in Zambia. Have worked with famous photographers, models and public figures. She inspires and educates on how to best make the best of you
Stella Mutale Sata
This 18 year old just received her degree in finance and is one of the most hard working young women in Zambia.
This mother, TV presenter and woman is truly one of a kind. She has made us proud with her show on Muvi TV which airs all over Africa and she does so much for children and women, yet she remains humble and grateful.
ZNBC TV presenter who is a beauty and talent to watch on TV.
The first place will be YOU! If you are a woman reading this, there have been a woman before you who has inspired, helped and encouraged you to be who you are today. Most of the times it is your mother, but then it might be your teacher, maid, nanny, sister, friend, auntie, mentor, that famous singer, that successful business woman. YOU have the voice and mind, make the most of it. Life is a choice that you make and you can and should always choose to make the best of you and live this world a better place.
Happy women’s Day