Award winning Creative Entrepreneur, Shamiso Ruzvidzo is the Founder and Executive Director of Catherine Ruze Agency and Fashion Weekend Zimbabwe. Shamiso is the current recipient of the 2014 British Council Young Cultural Entrepreneur Award and is a graduate of Edith Cowan University in Australia. Her awards include the 2013 Book of Zimbabwean Women Award, awarded for her contribution in the development of Zimbabwean Fashion, a 2013 Diamond Scissors Award for her contribution and passionate development of the Zimbabwean Fashion Industry and a 2009 Finalist Award in the Australian Belmont Small Business Awards for Business Achievements and Excellence. Shamiso first opened a modelling agency in Australia in 2009, then decided to move back home in 2012 to launch the African branch. Since her return she has been focused on the re-development of the Zimbabwean Fashion Industry, once a thriving industry. Her most notable and dedicated project is a skills mentorship programme for young designers run through the Fashion Weekend Zimbabwe platform. She believes in skills building and giving others access to opportunities is her calling. My passion is to benefit the development of the industry and see it become a locally and globally recognized, respected industry - birthing world class talent.