We were graciously hosted by Her Excellency, the Zambian Ambassador to France, Dr. Christine Kaseba and the staff at the Zambian Embassy in Paris during the Anakazi Banking Business and Learning Trip of the Year. We were delighted to hear that we were the largest group of Zambians they have ever hosted at the Embassy. The ambassador talked about the pivotal role women are playing in achieving vision 2030 and applauded the bank for supporting women through the Anakazi Banking proposition. Women-run businesses are contributing significantly to job creation and this initiative will help to assist women move their businesses from medium to large enterprises. She encouraged the Anakazi present to strongly view failure as a lesson on the journey to success and that she hoped Paris would motivate the women to rise to greater heights.