Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka named 2019 Cannes LionHeart award recipient

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka named 2019 Cannes LionHeart award recipient

Former South African Deputy President and United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Cannes LionHeart award. The award is in recognition of her advocacy for women, human rights, and social justice throughout the world, and for her leadership of the industry-wide diversity initiative The Unstereotype Alliance.

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In a statement from the awards, Cannes Lions Chairman, Philip Thomas said, “Phumzile’s passion and tireless work to improve the lives of women and children around the world and bring about social justice represents the true embodiment of the Cannes LionHeart Award. Through her work on the Unstereotype Alliance she has brought together leaders from business, technology and creative industries to consciously consider how individuals are in communications.”

The Cannes Lions Festival takes place from 17 – 21 Jun in Cannes, France.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka named 2019 Cannes LionHeart award recipient. Congratulations!

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