Zuri Awards

Welcome to Zuri Awards

It is a platform that recognizes, celebrates, supports and gives a voice to women who are impacting and changing the lives of others in our communities and is part of the annual International Women’s Day Celebration.

The platform has been able to raise KES 46 Million for its nominees through its engagement in the last 7 years.

For International Women’s Day 2024 and beyond, let’s Inspire Inclusion.

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world.

And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, Relevance and Empowerment.

The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.



Sylvia Nyaga

Founder Syna Consultancy


Sylvia Nyaga Innovation Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder Syna Consultancy. Due to the lack of safe and dignified sanitation solutions for persons with disabilities and the elderly. These group of people resort to using dehumanizing methods such as using 1kg plastic containers and crawling in pit latrines. Her flagship product is the Utulav toilet, a portable toilet that provides the mobility challenged with a safe, hygienic and dignified sanitation solution.

Joan Nabusoba

Pwani Teknowgalz


Joan Nabusoba STEM Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Pwani Teknowgalz which conducts a broad spectrum of programs on technology for young women from marginalised communities in various counties .The programs she runs include Coders at American Spaces Kenya, STEM CAFÉ Kenya,Technovation,COdehack,Africa code week, Mombasa Girls in STEM and Django Girls.

Susan Wavinya

Inspire Teenagers Foundation

Young Archievers

Susan Wavinya Wairimu Young Achievers Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder Inspire Teenagers Foundation, which aims at educating and mentoring vulnerable teenagers and young mothers on matters sexual and reproductive health, life skills, talents, skills and leadership development and advocates for proper Menstrual Hygiene Management and ensure that every girl has access to sanitary products and the right information about their menstruation.

Dianah Kamande

Come together widows and orphans


Dianah Kamande Humanitarian Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Come Together Widows and Orphans Organisation. She survived domestic violence and when her husband killed himself and left her as a young widow, she was accused of his murder, neglected, disinherited of her property and stigmatised for being a survivor of violence.

Tinah Lughano

Green Kids Club operating under kids tiara


Tinah Lughano Education Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Green Kids Club Operating under Kids Tiaras. Her passion towards our environment and children. She started working with children on talent development, creativity and problem solving. With the increased rate of environmental degradation due to lack of environmental knowledge prompt her to educate the children and look for ways to support and motivate their creativity.

Mkamboi Mwakale

Saru Organics


Mkamboi Mwakale Manufacturing Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Saru Organics manufacturing of high performing hair care products by harnessing the potent benefits of plant oils available from Moringa farmers in Taita-Taveta County after discovering their challenge in getting a fair market price for their produce.

Christine Amira

Women Today Show


Christine Amira Media Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the face behind Women Today Show which seeks to inspire, encourage, motivate, enlighten, educate, mentor and coach young people. Targets to be a power house in Africa by sharing content that influences helpful conversations today,by aligning in leveraging on digitalism.

Winnie Shali Madeda

Fabulous Souls

Public Service

Winnie Shali Madeda, Public Service Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is a bonafide member of Fabulous Souls which gives chance for the less unfortunate while having hope for a better tomorrow. Through empowerment classes, talent nurturing and gender prevention and responses to all SGBV cases.

Navalayo Osembo



Navalayo Osembo Nominee Sports # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Enda Running who saw the need to create and manufacture running shoes from Kenya, the home of running champions.

Judy Matu

Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya


Judy Matu Agriculture Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the National Chair Lady at the Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya (AWAK) where they build the capacity of small scale women farmers and the vulnerable slum mothers to become informed decision makers and key industry players through training, value addition, financial inclusion and market linkages and advocacy.

Winnie Murithi

Wynton House of music

Arts and Culture

Winnie Muriithi Arts &Culture Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Wynton House of Music so the need to empower the youth with skills that can help them sustain a living with in the future. By providing music education to people of all ages.

Jane Wangari

Lejan Energy

Renewable Energy

Jane Wangari Renewable Energy Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Lejan Energy in search of greener fuel that is cost effective and at the same time reducing deforestation, cleaning and conserving the environment.

Tanya Maringo

Blink International


Tanya Maringo Health Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Blink International in response to one of the biggest challenges facing vulnerable and marginalised groups in Africa. Access to mental healthcare is pretty much limited thus the proportion of people who receive treatment for mental health problems is low, partly because of few mental health specialists, lack of awareness, finances and stigma associated with mental health issues.

Nadia Mukami

Financial Discipline


Nadia Mukami Finance Nominee # ZuriAwards 2021 is the Founder of Financial Discipline. Which cultivates financial discipline amongst the youth in terms of savings and money management



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The Zuri audience is made up of women who are making an impact in their communities; celebrating change-makers within every sphere of influence. Zuri Awards is about empowering women and provides an enabling platform for women to thrive in. Zuri creates a CSR platform, where government, developmental partners and brands come together to support women entrepreneurs in their journey. Impact and Progress 2017 to Date

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