Founder and CEO, Lanforce Energy
Women in Biogas and the Diversity Dividend
Judith Marera is the founder and CEO of Lanforce Energy a women led for profit social enterprise in the renewable energy sector. She was born and raised in rural Zimbabwe and realised the challenges that women and children go through in search of firewood for cooking. Human Resource practitioner by profession, having worked for both private and the public sector. Her background supplemented with her experience at the Meteorological Services Department and the World Meteorological Organisation, urged her to find solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Judith is a Woman in Africa 2021 laureate (WIA54) representing Zimbabwe and a beneficiary of the 2021 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) entrepreneurship program. In 2021 she also got awards from The Small and Medium Enterprises Association Zimbabwe (SMEAZ)and the Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ). Participated in the 2021 Climate Justice Challenge hosted by Uplink World Economic Forum and emerged as a Top Innovator.
2022 awards include:
Women in Project Manager of the year
Project Director of the year
Outstanding business woman of the year
Top 15 finalist for the Women Agriprenuers of the year (Regional)
Finalist for the Energy Entreprenuer of the year (Regional)
Bizz award winner
Finalist for the Women in Biogas Awards
She has spoken on various platforms including the international Women’s Day commemorations organised by the CEO Magazine, Building and inclusive energy sector for a sustainable tomorrow webinar hosted by African Women in Energy and Power (AWEAP), at the 5th Zimbabwe Project Managers Conference by Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ) just to mention a few. Presided as a speaker for the AGRAAlliance side (Delivering for the people and the planet) event on the role of African women in climate change mitigation, adaptation and response during COP 27 held in Egypt.
A holder of a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and currently pursuing an MBA with Regent Business School. She is married with four children.
She believes by empowering women; we will be creating a strong nation. Judith is on a mission to eradicate energy poverty and empowering women by going green for future generations.