“We have been inspired and humbled by the stories of people like you who, often without fanfare, have taken action to support women’s economic empowerment and advancement in society and business” read the letter of award to Samrawit.
Samrawit is the first Ethiopian to be honored in the entrepreneurial category. She was nominated by Nigist Haile founder and Executive Director of the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment and honorary member of TIAW.
Samrawit is the manager of Travel Ethiopia, member of the board of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral activities and the first female president of a branch of the Rotary Clubs Ethiopia as well as maintaining interests in several business concerns.
The Association of Women in Business (AWiB) celebrated Samrawit’s award at an event organized at the Panorama Hotel on the 3rd of November.
The AWiB is made up of women with vision and talents committed to fostering national change said Roman Kifle, Vice President of AWiB.
Success requires the help and support of others said Samarawit speaking at the event. She recognized her mother and her husband for the role they played in supporting and guiding her.
Two other Ethiopian women Yetnebersh Nigussie, Program Manager of the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development and Salsawit Tsega Ketema, entrepreneur, designer and founder of Sel Art Gallery were also recipients of the award this year.