The Executive Director of Oxfam International and former Mbarara municipality member of parliament hon Winie Byanyima has once again been globally recognised after being listed among the top 20 drivers of conversations on social media platform LinkedIn in the whole world for the year 2018.
Richard Roth, the LinkedIn editor in chief said that Byanyima examines gender and economic-related inequality issues globally — and with a deeply personal purpose.
Others that featured on the list were Melinda Gates, the wife of Billionaire Bill Gates, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Richard Branson, the Founder of Virgin Group and the celebrated wife to Uganda’s leading opposition figure Dr. Kiiza Besigye.
Byanyima who is the wife of former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye told LinkedIn that that she was inspired by her parents and neighbors who met every week under a tree in my mother’s garden to share and learn from each other how to lift themselves from poverty, keep their girls in school and resist the culture of early marriage.
“So, from childhood, I have known that poverty and women’s subordination are two sides of the same problem,” Byanyima says.
The recognition is one of the many Byanyima has scooped over the years.