Bulawayo woman nominated for 2 global awards

Fungai Muderere
WE only think that awards are important to everybody and if not that, a nomination serves as a recognition and a positive drive to do better work.

Certainly, for one Bulawayo woman Jennifer Ndlovu, in her wildest dreams, could not have thought that in one of her many roles after leaving school would lead her to be nominated for two gongs at the forthcoming 2023 Women Changing the World Awards.

The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who are leading the way in making the world a better place for all and inspire other women to answer the call to take action.

These awards recognise women achieving outstanding success in sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, tech, product development, education, health and innovation.

The winners of the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards will be announced at a glamorous event in London, United Kingdom on 18 April.

From the 50 categories, the 33-year-old Ndlovu, who works for Australia-based Agilyx under the Africa Group, is a finalist in the Woman in Tech and Woman in Corporate grouping.

Interestingly, for the Woman in Tech award, Ndlovu is the only African nominee. She will fight it out with Cara Antoine (Netherlands), Maysoon Zayid (USA), Grace Galdos (Netherlands), Katrinas Macdermid (Australia), Margaret Gabanu (Australia), Safia Augeni (Switzerland) and Yuki Aizawa (Malaysia).

“Being nominated is a big honour. I’m very much happy to make it to the finals. This nomination is a confirmation of the positive impact that women are making all over the world,” said an ecstatic Ndlovu, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in 2012.

National University of Science and Technology (Nust)

The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who are leading the way in making the world a better place for all and inspire other women to answer the call to take action.

Last year, Ndlovu successfully majored in Salesforce which emphasises on customer relationship management (CRM) software which breaks down the technology silos between departments.

“I have a marketing background but recently transitioned to Salesforce from being a driver for Plan International. I call myself a Ninja woman because of what I have gone through to be where I am now. I am a Salesforce Certified Professional who has hands-on experience with the Salesforce Platform. I am actively engaged in multiple Salesforce communities and groups to increase my Salesforce knowledge, awareness, and professional connections,” she said.

She added: “I am currently the first Salesforce women in tech group leader for Zimbabwe where I am mentoring women and not excluding men to embrace the world of technology and join the Salesforce ecosystem. I however, do not limit the group membership to individuals in Zimbabwe, but I welcome men and women from all over the world. I share my story with them and guide them through their Salesforce career. To me, mentorship is my calling and I totally love it.”

Ndlovu is proud of her achievements as in the last 12 months she has been selected to be an official Salesforce Trailblazer Mentor. She has also been selected to be the first Salesforce Women In Technology Group Leader in Zimbabwe and nominated to be a Salesforce MVP.

She is also gratified of getting a good remote job in a company with headquarters in Australia and a presence around the world and attributes this success to her supportive husband Ndabezinhle, parents, siblings- Munashe and Nyaradzo — and members of the community group she is leading.

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