Mizinga Melu is a multi award winner which include CNBC, Forbes and All Africa Business Woman of the year 2013. She is currently the CEO of Absa Bank Zambia. During her term at Standard Chartered Bank, she was the first Zambian and first woman to hold the position of managing director and chief executive officer. She was also the first female chief executive officer in the thirteen African countries where Standard Chartered Bank maintains its subsidiaries. Mizinga is the founder of ’When Females Lead’, an Africa Woman’s network that aims to empower the girl child. Mizinga is the author of the number 1 international best seller, Braving the Odds.