Mrs. Rachel Makuria
A granddaughter of Hakim Workineh, Rachel Makuria is a B.A. graduate of Cambridge University, Great Britain. As the Former Head, Educational Television Production Division of the Media Agency of the Ministry of Education, she pioneered Ethiopian Educational television. She is Former Board President, The Young Women's Christian Association; Gender Officer at the British Council, where she started the first women’s magazine in Ethiopia called “Women to Women” that raised issues of women’s rights and equality and served as the Chief Editor. She is a recipient of the 2014 Woman of Excellence Award (AWIB) that celebrates the accomplishments of women in their careers, businesses and communities.