LBW068: Meet Farai Gundan, a Communications Expert, Forbes Contributor, & Ladybrille Woman of the Month March, 2019

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Every day at Ladybrille is a celebration of the brilliant accomplishments of women in business and leadership. But, as the world focuses, especially today, on International Women’s Day, it is only fitting we join in the celebrations with a spotlight on Farai Gundan, a Communications Expert and Forbes Contributor, of Zimbabwean and South African heritage, who has been celebrating and empowering women through her work in media. Gundan is our Ladybrille Woman of the Month for March 2019.

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An Edward S. Mason Fellow and graduate from the Master in Public Administration Program at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Farai Gundan currently serves on the Board of Advisers for the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. She is also a ‘Young Global Leader’ and ‘Dangote Fellow’ with the World Economic Forum and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The School of Business & Industry (SBI) at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Gundan is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her work in media including being listed as one of the ‘Top 10 writers for’; a 2013 Forbes “Top 30 Best Young Entrepreneurs” from Africa; a 2015 “Emerging African Leader Award” by Temple University, a 2016 “Special Recognition Award” by Zimbabwe Achievers Awards; and as one of 2017 MIPAD’s “100 Most Influential People of African Descent” (MIPAD), as proclaimed by the United Nation’s General Assembly resolution 68/237, International Decade for People of African Descent.

Gundan is also the founder of Ivyard Inc., a U.S. based strategy and communications consultancy.


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The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature on that celebrates women who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, trailblazers and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.


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