Dr. Shannon May, a co-founder of Bridge has won a prestigious Business Women of the Year Award.
She is one of only three 2018 winners from Africa. The award comes on the back of Bridge being selected as a top ten employers in Africa.
The Business Woman of the year ‘celebrates women who are driving forward business and equality, in their organisation and beyond.
It is a celebration of female leaders re-defining business today and tomorrow.’ The awards have recognised leaders from across the world including global organisations like IBM and Kenyan ones such as Seed Engine.
May said: “I am so grateful that that through this award Bridge is being recognised as a partner in pushing for equality and inspiring girls to fulfil their potential”
May has been hailed for her continuous efforts in supporting girl child education and empowerment in several countries across the continent including Uganda, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria.
Over 60% of teachers in Bridge schools are female, showing girls that there is a place for women not only in the classroom but at the front of the classroom.
May said the Business Woman of the Year award is an extension of the role that all Bridge women – teachers, academy managers; parents and employees play every day.
“It is a wonderful recognition of those at Bridge who work day in day out to ensure that girls not only have the opportunity to fulfil their potential but believe in their right to fulfil that opportunity,” she said.