The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) congratulates its esteemed HRDC Board Member, Ms Michelle Adelman, who has been recognised by CEO Magazine as both Botswana and Continental Africa’s 2017 ‘Most Influential Woman in Business & Profession Services’.  

Agriculture is the backbone for any country’s economic development and it generates employment opportunities since it is a labour intensive industry.

Ms Adelman is one powerhouse, an entrepreneur of note in a predominantly male dominated Agriculture Sector. She has proved that indeed women are the axis of the economy and that their values govern the rural market. It is a popular belief that economic development takes place because of rapid industrialisation however, Ms Adelman has defied such notation. She continues to empower and motivate young farmers around the country and beyond boarders.

In addition to her contribution to the boards of HRDC, Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation and the Impact Fund, Ms Adelman was recognised by CEO Magazine for her ground-breaking Agriculture Businesses in Botswana and as a fierce social impact advocate.  As the founder of Go Fresh!, Botswana’s premier organic and sustainably grown horticulture brand, Ms Adelman was recognised for developing young Batswana leaders and using technology to drive transformation in the agricultural sector. 

Go Fresh! uses high-tech, climate controlled greenhouses to grow fancy lettuce, herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers in Gaborone and Maun.  Go Fresh! has been recognised as the Botswana “National Grand Champions in Horticulture” by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security and ‘Farmer of the Year’ by the Botswana Young Farmer’s Association and employs over 40 Batswana college graduates and community workers. CEO Magazine is committed to playing a significant role in reflecting the transformation of African business. 

Ms Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive of CEO Global mentioned that with presenting the Most Influential Woman in Business Award, “CEO Magazine celebrates our every-day African heroes whose gems of ideas blossomed into profitable business ventures which have benefited and transformed communities continent wide”. A big congratulation to Ms Michelle Adelman from the HRDC Family.


News Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017