East London entrepreneur honoured at world leadership congress
East London social entrepreneur Bea Hackula attended the Sixth World Women Leadership Congress and awards ceremony in India on Sunday where she was honoured for her influential role in advancing women, the economy and impoverished communities.
The awards aim to honour the strategic and influential role of various women leaders in the development of a modern economy, technology and administrative methodologies that promote the advancement of government and business organisations according to the standards of global competitiveness.
Hackula is the founding chair of the Women’s Bank of Africa, the first bank for women South Africa boasting a membership of more than 200 people.
She is also the president of Africa for Africa Women Empowerment and founder of Virtuous Jewels, a non-profit organisation that does outreach programmes for impoverished children.
Speaking to the Daily Dispatch prior to her departure, Hackula said she was humbled to be invited to the event.
“I’m humbled to have been among the women selected to attend the prestigious event and I look forward to engaging with many other phenomenal women around the world.
“It is very encouraging to know that things we are doing to advance women and the efforts we are making to develop communities do not go unnoticed,” he said...