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Winner

From Uganda

From Kenya

Annette Ayamba is a teacher by profession; she practised and went further to lecture at a university, but she was not content. There was a longing within her to do and achieve much more. She wanted to create jobs and live a better life. She decided she would not just sit around and wait for a miracle. She moved to Kampala, ready to bring her dream to reality. The now-established businesswoman says she did not give up. She had done the maths and had come to discover that she could make money out of her new venture. Being a teacher, Ayamba did not think she was good enough to carry out business exceptionally well. She, therefore, studied and acquired skills such as book-keeping, marketing and human resource, among others.

Jennifer Nafula Barassa is the founder and chief executive officer of Top Image Ltd, the leading below the line advertising agency in East Africa with a presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Cameroon, Benin, Niger, Zambia, South Sudan, Nigeria Guinea Conakry, Senegal and Congo Brazzaville and soon to be in South Africa. Jennifer is an innovative and resultsdriven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments that demand continuous improvement. Jennifer is an accomplished marketing and advertising professional and entrepreneur with over 36 years progressive experience, of these 30 years have been at senior management level and with board experience at National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK), Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCC&I) among others.

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