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AFRICAN WOMAN OF THE YEAR, JUSTINA MUTALE URGES WOMEN EXECUTIVES TO GO FROM GOOD TO GREAT

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Atlanta, GA, USA — (October 21, 2013)– Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012 and Founder/ CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread has urged women Chief Executives to move from simply being good to being great at what they do.

Ms Mutale was speaking in her capacity as Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality and Spokesperson for the International Women's Think Tank at the Opening Ceremonies of the International Women's Center hosted by the International Women's Think Tank in collaborative partnership with Agnes Scott College on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

In her message titled “From Good to Great: Women as Chief Executives”, Ms. Mutale reminded women executives of the importance of branding, intellectual property rights, patents and trademarks; and fast tracking of skills development and knowledge transfer through top-notch training, leadership development, mentoring and creating networks of movers and shakers through women's organizations like the International Women's Think Tank. She also spoke about the forces of change at play for CEO's, the role women play to bring diversity and to influence the global agenda; and the focus to promote the social and economic empowerment of women in relation to access to finance, product development and manufacturing.

“To move from good to great as women, we need to reassert ourselves. In addition to unlearning the traditional mindsets and social conditioning, as women leaders we need to empower our fellow women to continuously improve and push the limits that have been placed on our full potential to participate in the political, economic and social spheres and to influence the global agenda”, said Ms Mutale.

The International Women's Think Tank (IWTT) is a leading women's organization located in Atlanta, Georgia which promotes intellectual research, critical thinking and innovative solutions on issues related to women and girls. Agnes Scott is a liberal arts college for women and educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

Ms. Justina Mutale, philanthropist, humanitarian and human rights advocate brings her relationships to the International Women's Think Tank in collaboration with Founder & CEO Ms. Brenda Morant and the IWTT Team. Ms. Mutale was appointed as Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality to the International Women's Think Tank earlier this year.

Ms. Justina Mutale is known globally for her humanitarian and community work. She brings substantial experience and resources to IWTT that includes her relationships with governments, international women's groups and business organizations around the world.