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Alima Hussein: 'Gender always plays a role'

This microfinance banker who helps struggling businesswomen has diplomacy skills that help her in tricky situations.
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 11:32
Alima's role at mining multinational Rio Tinto requires strategic thinking and strict confidentiality [Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera]

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!


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