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Celebrating our OWSDZNC Website Contact Person for winning the 9th edition of the EQUALS in Tech Awards – Leadership in SME Category.

December 12, 2022

Tech-Driven Entrepreneur Program was awarded the winner for the 9th edition of the EQUALS in Tech Awards Leadership in SME Category by International Telecommunications Union


The Leadership in SME Category recognizes individuals and initiatives that promote women’s leadership and entrepreneurship in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the tech sector. EQUALS co-founding partners UN Women presented the 2022 EQUALS in Tech Award in the Leadership in SME Category to the Tech-Driven Entrepreneur programme in Zimbabwe.

Tech-Driven Entrepreneur is an initiative aiming to bring more women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) into the digital economy to help them grow and trade internationally. This was implemented by Tofara L. Chokera and Her Business Partner Loveness Nleya

The programme trains women-owned MSMEs in digital marketing to improve female entrepreneurs’ skills and access to international trade and markets, both online and face to face. Overall goals including helping MSMEs become more resilient, supporting more women and MSMEs to participate in the digital economy, leveraging digital marketing to allow international trade without travel, and helping MSMEs grow their businesses to contribute to community growth and employment.

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