The inspirational Kenyan entrepreneur, Tabitha Karanja, founder of Keroche Breweries, has been recognized for her achievements with the 2016 Global Inspirational Women Leadership Award. This prestigious award was presented by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) and the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women), USA.
In addition, she was also presented with The Special Congressional Proclamation award by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia USA, as well as induction to the Amazon 100 Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame at an event held in Dubai, UAE. The award’s judges cited the award to Keroche CEO as a reward for her, “tireless efforts and unquantifiable contributions to the development of the African region. Karanja founded Keroche Breweries 19 years ago and has been cited in numerous publications and economic forums for pushing the cause of indigenous African companies. The brewer, whose portfolio includes beer, wines and vodkas, launched a Sh5 billion new plant to boost capacity and market share and has plans to list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. In 2015, she won The African Leadership Network Transformational Business Award in Marrakesh, Morocco while in 2014, she won Forbes/CNBC Africa Business Woman of the Year Award.