The Grano Foods team in Tanzania were proud to partner with the Tanzanite Women’s Forum and Lunch to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 at the city’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. The event brought together a wide range of creative, social impact and entrepreneurial talent, including Miriam Odemba (international fashion model), Khadija Mwanamboka (the event organiser and fashion designer), Flora Njelekela (menstrual hygiene champion), Mwanahamisi Singano (development expert and gender activist), Pendo Shuma (founder of Lavie makeup), Victoria Lihiru (women political participation and disability rights specialist), Ummy Nderiananga (disability inclusion consultant) and Shamim Mwasha (fashion and lifestyle blogger/influencer) to name but a few.
The gathering featured inspirational talks, a fashion show, charity auction, networking lunch and an exhibition space where Grano Foods featured alongside several fellow female-owned enterprises. Every attendee had the opportunity to sample our granola range and to discover more about our product by speaking to the team on the Grano Foods stand. The event, organised by fashion designer Khadija Mwanamboka and the team from Dar es Salaam Women Economic Empowerment Forum, raised Tsh 6 million in pledges for Ujuzi Initiative, a women skills training initiative supported by the organisers.
Grano Foods believe in producing Food for Change and embrace the opportunity to join other female change makers in Tanzania who are increasing entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for women. Juliet Mlingwa, the company founder, said: “Our all-female team were delighted to share our business story with the 200 attendees who tasted our granola range – and hopefully inspired others to bring their talents into the food and drink sector.”