Zimbabwean-born scholar, author and humanitarian Dr Tererai Trent has been named as one of the 10 most inspiring women in the world, for her dedicated work in championing gender equality.

As part of an inniative dubbed “Statues for Equailty,” the African academic will have a statue erected in her honour at the Rockefeller Centre in New York City, recognizing Trent dedicating her life to promoting equal rights for girls and women. Tererai Trent will be honoured alongside other big names such as Janet Mock, Gabby Douglas, Pink and the beloved Oprah Winfrey.

A rural girl from a small village in Zimbabwe named Zvipani, Trent, who was once unable to attend school as a minor, now promotes and helps build schools in her home nation. A two-time guest on Oprah’s self-titled “Oprah Winfrey Show,”  Tererai Trent is an award-winning author, who penned the self-help book titled “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Igniting Our Sacred Dreams” as well as multiple other titles.

A massive congratulations to Dr Tererai Trent, and Thank you for flying the flag for Zimbabwe and Africa.