Dr Dube: One woman mak­ing a dif­fer­ence

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - CONGRATULATORY SUPPLEMENT -

DOWN to earth, hum­ble, sim­ple and kind-hearted, this is one sim­plest de­scrip­tion of Dr Smelly Dube, a Gweru based busi­ness mogul who have de­fied all odds to be­come one of the lead­ing busi­ness­woman in Zim­babwe.

She is a woman of statue, one that can pass for an or­di­nary street woman with a naked eye.

But she is one woman who has risen from the rus­tic vil­lages of Mberengwa to make a great dif­fer­ence in a male dom­i­nated world.

Dr Dube, has risen from the hum­blest of all be­gin­nings to a busi­ness ty­coon of re­pute. De­spite all the hos­til­i­ties that she has en­coun­tered, she has con­tin­ued to shine and lift the pro­file of her com­pany, River Val­ley Prop­er­ties high. The com­pany has be­come a house hold name.

Al­ways pulling a nat­u­ral smile, care­ful and un­fazed by boul­ders thrown her way, the woman, who is now af­fec­tion­ately known by the so­bri­quet, “The Iron Lady of Mid­lands”, has con­tin­ued to shine scoop­ing award af­ter award both at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional arena.

Re­cently, Dr Dube added to her tro­phy cab­i­net a Bea­con Award for Phi­lan­thropy in recog­ni­tion of her out­stand­ing cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­grammes in the Mid­lands prov­ince.

The award given by So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Net­work Zim­babwe, was in recog­ni­tion of Dr Dube’s works in so­cial in­vest­ments pro­jects in the Mid­lands prov­ince.

The award was just one of many awards that she has scooped over the years.

Like or hate her, Dr Dube is an enigma an in­spi­ra­tion to many, women and men. She is made of sterner stuff. She has seen it all, pock­et­ing a mul­ti­far­i­ous ar­ray of de­served awards in na­tional and re­gional busi­ness awards. She is not stop­ping. To her, the sky is the limit. Her big­gest strength has been bal­anc­ing the del­i­cate act of be­ing a busi­ness­woman, a wife and a mother. There, her iron body has man­aged to stand the test and taste of life. She is a great busi­ness­woman, a great wife and a great mother. She is a great thinker and strate­gist.

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