APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, today announced Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu as the winner of the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award.

 The award recognizes, celebrates, and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.  

 Debra’s win was announced at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Virtual Conference and Awards, held on 2nd – 3rd December 2020.

 The judging panel for the APO Group African Women in Media Award consisted of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by senior executives from every major industry on the continent, from Visa to Hilton; Facebook to FIFA; and Uber to LEGO!

 It was the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for an African media award, reflecting the importance of recognizing gender equality in business and the media.

 Debra receives a USD2,500 cash prize, and will also be invited to attend online courses from one of the most respected universities in the world.