Duchess International Magazine Honours Kenya’s Second Lady Dorcas Rigathi, Other Outstanding Women at Women’s Day Conference in Nairobi

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Duchess International Magazine recognized the remarkable achievements of women from across Africa at its second annual Duchess International Women’s Day Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, held at Weston Hotel on April 21, 2024, honoured Kenya’s Second Lady, Dorcas Rigathi, along with other outstanding women, including Elizabeth Ozua, Joan Wanjiru Ndung’u, Keza Nadia, Eunice Ezeoke, and Frank Gisha Mugisha.

The conference, #DIWDC2024, was a four-day event that commenced on April 17, featuring empowering sessions, insightful discussions, and memorable moments. Attendees from around the globe, including South Korea, the U.K., the U.S.A., the Republic of Ireland, Rwanda, Kenya, and Nigeria, gathered for this inspiring occasion.

One of the highlights was a tree-planting initiative at Ngong Forest in Bomas of Kenya, symbolizing the empowerment of future generations and the initiation of a movement of mentally resilient African women. The event’s Dinner and Awards ceremony on Day 4 recognized outstanding women in various sectors across the continent.

Eunice Ezeoke received the Outstanding Award for Women in Business for her contributions to creating a more inclusive environment for women in the shipping and trading industry. Dr. Dorcas Rigathi, the Second Lady of Kenya, was honored with the Torchbearer of Vulnerable Communities Award. Keza Nadia received the Business Leadership Award for Women in the Service Industry, while Chief Mrs. Elizabeth Ozua was recognized with another Outstanding Award for Women in Business. Rachael Joan Wanjiru Ndung’u received the Distinguished Management Award for Women in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, and Frank Gisha Mugisha received the Excellence Award for Tourism in East Africa.

Yinka Odeajo, the managing partner of Custodian Global Consult, the event’s organizers, expressed excitement about honoring and showcasing the awardees’ achievements. “Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to celebrating your achievements and sharing this momentous occasion with you,” Odeajo stated.

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