The BBC World Service interviewed KoBold Zambia CEO Mfikeyi Makayi about what it feels like to make history as the first Zambian woman in history to head a major mineral exploration company.
Listen to the interview:
The BBC interview came on the heels of a Reuters story announcing Makayi’s appointment as well as an outpouring of support from both Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and the U.S. Government:
— Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) April 5, 2023
Congratulations to Mfikeyi Makayi @MMakayi84 on her appointment at @KoBold_Metals #Zambia. We wish great success to our 1st Zambian Woman CEO of a major mining exploration company. So proud of you.#WomenInLeadership #InspiringWomen pic.twitter.com/Z81WjDVVce
— Hakainde Hichilema (@HHichilema) April 5, 2023
— Prosper Africa (@ProsperAfricaUS) April 6, 2023