I would like to thank Zonta International and the donors for this incredible honor. It is a real privilege to receive recognition alongside such successful women around the world. In a changing business landscape, it is important to address issues like raising female status in the industry. Personally, initiatives, such as those by Zonta, are very encouraging and have boosted my confidence, as well as my determination to accomplish even more.
As a partner, Zonta International has shown extraordinary commitment to women and children around the world over the past several decades. The impact of Zonta’s support is immense. Because of partners like Zonta, Rwanda is on track to achieve an HIV-free generation in 2015, which means more lives saved and more healthy babies. When combined with the resources, knowledge and commitment of partners like Zonta, the results can be tremendous.