Gladys Shumbambiri
Posted September 16, 2015 from Zimbabwe
Graduating at the Economic Empowerment of Women Workshop in Israel in September 2014
Economic Empowerment of Women , Haifa , Israel, 2014
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My name is Gladys Shumbambiri.I am an Economist, financial education trainer, microfinance practitioner and trainer and business consultant with a combined experience of over 10 years working in the Central Bank of Zimbabwe, microfinance industry and private sector. I am a certified ITC/ILO trainer in Making Microfinance Work: Managing for Improved Performance.

I am passionate about economic empowerment as I believe that a woman must ultimately have economic and financial freedom to be able to transform herself, family and community. I am a product of my special mother, Priscilla Chipo Mutsopotsi who raised me to be what I am today and am so proud of that hardworking woman who raised us as seven children through her efforts of teaching and crossboader trading.

Whilst at the Central Bank, I participated in research on Financial Inclusion for the poor. This research made me to realise the need to do something and bring about change for women at the grassroots level. Thus I registered a private business consultancy company called Intelligent Business Consultancy in 2007 to help small business persons and entrepreneurs. I also believe that if you empower the woman, you have empowered the nation and thus she needs to be well equipped with the necessary tools to realise a total transformation. Having realised this need as Intelligent Business Consultancy, that I founded, we train financial education, microfinance and we offer business loans to women and youths to foster economic empowerment and business growth in our community. I am the CEO of Intelligent Business Consultancy and a blessed mother of four children, Shayne, Shameika, Shelomi and Shuvael and a wife to my dear husband Emmanuel.

I am so excited to be co-leading this group to learn from the wider community and to impart and share ideas that will help us as women around the world to make meaningful changes in our families, communities and nation.

My Vision for the future

An economically and financially independent woman

My region of interest

Sub Saharan Africa

East and West Africa

Latin America



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Gladys Shumbambiri
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 16, 2015

Lets us interact on this platform as women who are eager to change our lives and those of others.I am so excited to be part of this great network of women and expect to learn a lot from women around the world of diverse backgrounds.

Sep 17, 2015
Sep 17, 2015

Hello Gladys,

I must say that you are such a gift to World Pulse and especially the economic empowerment group. Your experience will bring alot of wealth to this platform. Wish you the very best.

Warm regards,


Lisa Anderson
Sep 22, 2015
Sep 22, 2015

Dear Gladys,

This is such a lovely introduction, filled with rich details about your life! I can tell your mother has had a huge influence on your life, as I'm sure you have a huge influence on your four children. World Pulse is lucky to partner with you through the Community Champion program -- thank you so much for sharing your time and talents!

Warm regards,


Sep 23, 2015
Sep 23, 2015

My Dear Sister Gladys:

Thank you for sharing your words that have very special meaning for me.  I am one of those many women who has just embarked on her journey towards personal economic empowerment through entrepreneurism after being on an employment path for too many decades.

I welcome opportunities to converse with and learn from you.