Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa correspondent and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships for West Africa, has won the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism for her “African Growth Story.” On Thursday, she was selected one of the winners in the competitive category.
Who is Peace Hyde?
Peace Hyde is a British Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. She is also the founder of Aim Higher Africa. Aim Higher Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing educational quality in underprivileged communities throughout Africa.
In 2018, she was nominated as one of 200 leaders for the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders program. She also received the African Social Impact award at the House of Parliament, House of Commons in the United Kingdom in 2019.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is an award ceremony that has been recognizing and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974.
The ‘African Growth Story’ category sought to honor the journalist who best captures the African continent’s growth story. The category, chosen by an impartial panel of judges, comprised of notable media professionals, a scholar, and an economist based on the following criteria: news value, impact, rigor in reporting, analytical value, originality, integrity, specialist knowledge, and storytelling.
Peace shared the news on her Instagram page, and this is what she had to say:
Peace Hyde continues to put Africa on map and be the epitome of girl power. Bravo Peace Hyde!