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AWLO INDUCTION DINNER 2021

African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) held its 2021 induction dinner on the 9th of December at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
The event was graced with dignitaries from around the world and government representatives, and was coloured with great celebration of African womanhood and funfair.
There were a total number of fifty two (52) new Inductees from different countries of the world and from various professions such as Business, Politics, Ministry, Education, Fashion industry, Medicine, etc.
These distinguished women are Nancy Aragbaye, Emem Ukoh, Dr Edidiong Ekereuke, Iwuanyanwu chinonye Patricia, Ezinne Sila Ojo, Aisha Aminu A., Ms. Endouh Anna Yerimah, Chief (Mrs) Sarah Edem Umoh (LSM), Patience Ndaga, Eno Brezhnev, Amb. Mrs. Debby U. Tommy, Dr. Juliet Mekone Sale, Mrs. Uche OBI (Odibeze) Lady Josephine Nwaeze, Amb. Dr. Joy Osazuwa, Aishat Fitumi Abdullahi, HRM Lady Evelyn Balogun, Haj Zainab Ahmed Belgore, Ishiatu Fofanah, Blessing Nduonyi Johnson, Iheukwumere Esther Chinalurum, Prudence Batchankwe, Mariatherese Robson Nnamso, Cynthia Temitope Ozofu Gregg, Mrs Itoro Cletus-Ekpo, Mrs Esther Unyime Etim, Dr Maimoona Sheila Salim, Chimka Isichel-okafor, Enowbi Nadege Agbornjah, Hope Amechi Nwokorie, Mrs Helen Dahunsi, Professor Ngozi Nnam, FNSN, Amina Magdalene Billy, Ekpunobi Ifeoma (Mrs) , Tongzok Forsac Epse Iyok Agatha, Dr. Amaka S. Ngene, Nthabeleng Angelina Nts’asa, Ngwu Uchenna Rita, Paula T. Segun-Oni, Mrs Nnenna Lilian Chukwumbah, Ezeugwu Vivian, Hajia Lami Tumaka, Mrs. Hannah Willsobong, Mrs. Rose Omoa Oriaran-Athony, H.W. Sharen Palacio, Lady Mary Eneyi Gabe Ona, Mrs. Vittorio-Anthony Sotonye Uchechi, Madam Beatrice Kallay, Senator Akon Eyakenyi PhD, PHF, Saadatu Sani Musa, Hariratu Ladi Yakubu and Mrs Beactrice Mary Chukwuonwe.

The Induction ceremony also featured guest speakers such as H.E. Alhaji Yahaya Bello- Executive Governor of Kogi State, Her Excellency Hajia Ramatu Tijani- Minister of State for the Federal Capital, Prof. PLO Lumumba- Kenya, Astrin Arens- President of Voice Aid Association Germany, James Clinton Williams- Voice Aid Germany and Dr. Cynthia Gregg- CEO Safety Signature, Nigeria.

There were also a considerable number of notable AWLO HeForShe Global Champions, AWLO Executive council members, AWLO Board members, Global patrons and AWLO’S Youth Council in attendance.

The event also featured the decoration of AWLO patrons from around the World. These Distinguished Global Patrons are Senator Donzella James, Prof. PLO Lumumba, Senator Akon Etim Eyakenyi, H.E Alanyingi Sylva, Lady Josephine Nwanyinnaya Nwaeze, Rev’d Grace Aiyedogbon, Senator Petronila Were, Haija Binta Muazu, Professor Uduak Archibong, Haija Lami Tumaka, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, Aare Dr. Dele Momodu, Dame Julie Okah Donli, H.E. Dr. Francess Virginia Anderson, Mrs Rose Omoa Oriaran Anthony, HRM Loviyn Balogun, Nanneh Kemte Giadom, Mrs. Mariam Olusola Nishile, Mrs. Patience Umo Eno, Dr. Tina Njoku-Opara and Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa.

AWLO also deemed it fit to recognize some phenomenal women of worth who have dedicated their lives in the service of the nation. These women are
Flight Lieutenant Hauwa Hassan, Major Janet Emeterojo Osamgbi, Brigadier General Christianah Atoke Thomas, Navy Captain Solebo Feyisara Medinat and AIG Dr. Aishat Abubakar.

Other Awardees were Senator Akon Etim Eyakenyi, Ms Sonto Mayise, Ms. Mary Aconsilia Makokha, H.E Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, H.E Alanyingi Sylva, Prof. PLO Lumumba, Dr. Stefano Piotti, H. W Mayor Sheran Palacio, Lady Josephine Nwanyinnaya Nwaeze, Rev’d Grace Aiyedogbon, Dr. Gregg Cynthia, Pastor (Mrs.) Patience Umo Eno, Mrs. Bertha Yenwo Yiberla, Bishop Dr. Margaret Minika Ene-ita JP, Senator Petronila Were, Dr. Susana Adams, and Late Ubong King.

These Awardees are men and women who have distinguished themselves with selfless service to their community and nation. They are icons whose exemplary conduct and outstanding achievements have made them notable role models to the younger generation.

The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is an international not-for-profit organisation with membership that is open to all women of African Descent. Since its inception, AWLO has been working tirelessly to change the narrative of women leadership in Africa through gender parity, leadership effectiveness, and global development.
AWLO brings together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in continent of Africa, by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance.
Founded in 2009 through the visionary leadership of Hon. Dr. Elisha Attai, AWLO has impacted countless women across the African continent and it’s diaspora.
AWLO membership is a support system of members of AWLO, who exemplify the AWLO Pledge; a commitment to build and influence one another to become leading women.


Unicaf Scholarships offered to members of the African Women in Leadership Organisation

An African proverb says “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” As women around the world, who continue to strive for equal rights and opportunities in career and in society, have been hit the hardest by the economic effects of the pandemic, access to affordable and flexible higher education has become essential to help more female leaders climb to high positions in the corporate world, and in government.

The Unicaf organisation, always ready to support equal access to higher education for all, is taking real steps to help more women study for internationally recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Under an agreement, signed this month between Unicaf and the African Women in Leadership Organisation, fifty 75% scholarships will be awarded to an equal number of members of the AWLO, in all countries where AWLO is present, to enable them to pursue degree programmes online, with any one of Unicaf’s partner universities. Unicaf’s partners include the University of Suffolk, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of East London in the UK, plus multi-campus Unicaf University, which is accredited by the British Accreditation Council in the UK (Zambia and Malawi campuses).

An exciting range of Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in a variety of modern disciplines are offered by Unicaf’s partner universities, who award the respective degrees. Online study is facilitated by Unicaf’s cutting edge digital platform, hosting the Virtual Learning Environment. Through the VLE students have 24/7 access to study materials and an expansive e-library, they can communicate with tutors and network with fellow students in 156 countries across the globe.

The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is a non-profit organisation with a membership that is open to all women leaders across Africa and the African Diaspora. Its flagship programme is the annual African Women in Leadership Conference. The AWLC aims to harness and enhance the leadership potential of women in Africa as a whole and to channel them towards the unity and development of the region.

This agreement is seen by both parties as the beginning of a closer collaboration aiming to increase affordable and flexible higher education opportunities for African women, to allow them to combine higher academic studies with their other important roles as women in leadership. The aim is to help women acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to compete equally with men in the professional arena and rise to higher positions in the corporate world and in government.

For more information about the Unicaf Scholarship Programme you can visit http://www.unicaf.org/awlo

For more information about the African Women in Leadership Organisation you can visit http://www.awlo.org/


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