Graça Machel, former Mozambique education minister and widow of Nelson Mandela, congratulates Theo Sowa for winning Theirworld's Unlock Big Change Award 2021. "You [Theo Sowa] left a legacy at the African Women's Development Fund which no one else had achieved before." - Graça Machel. Theo Sowa is the former CEO of the African Women's Development Fund in Ghana. Her exceptional work centres on gender equality in Africa and globally. Her focus on equitable access to education and employment has been groundbreaking, and she keeps breaking down barriers at the highest level meetings as well as supporting grassroots work in Ghana.