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Acting President Joice Mujuru was yesterday inducted into the Women’s Heritage Society Hall of Fame at a colourful event held in Harare.Cde Mujuru was inducted in the hall of fame together with Women’s University in Africa founder and pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Hope Sadza and Ms Divine Ndhlukula, founder and managing director of Securico.

The Hall of Fame is the world’s oldest membership organisation dedicated to recognising and celebrating the achievements of women who have influenced and shaped the world through their contribution in business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science.

Induction criteria for eligibility in the society’s hall of fame is hinged on basic principles that underlie any human act of self-determination, hard work, success, intelligence, education, experience, womanhood and legacy-building that encourage others to emulate while aspiring to live as such.

In her acceptance speech Cde Mujuru, who could not attend the ceremony due to work commitments, expressed gratitude for the recognition, which she said would go a long way in inspiring the girl child to work hard.

“I am humbled by the recognition. It also serves as a reminder of what we should do in society and our role in nurturing our children and those who emulate us,” she said.

Cde Mujuru joins a list of several prominent women who were inducted in the Women’s Heritage Society Hall of Fame for 2014 among them Ms Angela Merkel from Germany, Africa Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dhlamini-Zuma, world-renowned philanthropist the late Elizabeth Glaser, Ms Folorunso Alijika — the Nigerian billionaire, businesswoman and philanthropist — as well as Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Speaking at the same occasion Ms Ndhlukula said women should celebrate their own success so that they can inspire their peers to work hard and do even better than them.

“It is sad to note that here in Zimbabwe, there are not many people or institutions that are prepared to celebrate a woman’s story no matter how good it may be.

“We have women in our midst who have put Zimbabwe on the globe, but you rarely find their stories and achievements anywhere.

“We need that as a nation, and I am glad someone has done that,” said Ms Ndhlukula.

Prof Sadza urged women to continuously look for opportunities within their respective areas of specialisation.

Source : The Herald