higher and further education
Group chief growth and strategy officer
Honoris United Universities | MENA
Laura Kakon is leaving a mark on the many women’s lives she touches on a daily basis. Championing gender equality and empowering female entrepreneurs in Africa, she inspires students and colleagues alike. Laura is in charge of identifying and steering Honoris’ long-term growth strategy and driving value creation across the network.
Laura is dubbed someone who is “driving change, breaking glass ceilings and supporting her peers” through her work at the pan-African higher education institution. The group plans to train 20,000 female entrepreneurs over the next three years.
“She has done a beautiful job in education to empower women entrepreneurs to grow and achieve their goals. I have attended her lecture and I admire her way of engaging women to continue studying and growing in Africa,” one nomination said.
Another said: “The windows of opportunity that she has opened for thousands of women through education, participating in entrepreneurial development programmes as a volunteer makes her one of the most deserving candidates [to feature on this list].”