08 November 2010
Emily Cummins named one of world’s outstanding young people
Junior Chamber International has named Emily Cummins a 2010 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) recipient in the category of business, economic and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment.
Each year, JCI honours 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40 who exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities.
Further recognition came for Emily when she was amongst seven honourees for the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Awards, which seek to inspire business people worldwide to recognise the role of responsible commercial ethics in strengthening the business case.
Emily graduated this year after studying Business Management at the University. Previously named the Barclays Woman of the Year Award 2009, she has received international recognition for her invention of a sustainable fridge for use in developing countries. She gave the design away because she wanted as many people as possible to build their own sustainable refrigerators. The fridge is now serving the everyday refrigeration needs of countless families across southern Africa.
For further information about Emily visit her website.