Co-founder of a microfinance bank that helps struggling business women, Alima Hussein is a young mother with a hectic schedule.

"Gender always plays a role ... even subconsciously."

- Alima Hussein, government relations adviser for Rio Tinto

Currently living in Mozambique's capital Maputo, she manages the external relations teams for mining multinational Rio Tinto - a role which requires strategic thinking and strict confidentiality.

Alima is a quiet leader but her diplomacy skills give her power in the trickiest situations.

It is the quiet ones you have to watch!

Tutu's Children can be seen from Thursday, January 10, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

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Source: Al Jazeera