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Nigeria Magazine: The Nigeria Magazine International Women’s Day Award held on 24 March @ Double Tree By Hilton, Victoria London

Awards were presented to outstanding women across five categories: business; finance; social; culture; intellectual fields. A Special Category Award was presented to Reverend Dr Yakubu Pam (Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission) for his work for promoting and supporting gender equity for women

Rev Dr Yakubu Pam, said he is proud to, “identify with the women of Nigeria”

The Culture Category Awards were presented to:

Her Royal Highness, Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse III

In her acceptance speech, HRH Olori Atuwatse, thanked Nigeria Magazine for the Award, her mother, sisters and friends who flew into London to support her. “As women we find a way to support each other regardless and again thanks to Nigeria Magazine for celebrating that today”

Dr Adaeze Okoye (Principal lecturer and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, School of Business and Law at the University of Brighton, UK)

The Finance Category Awards were presented to:

Esohe Denise Odaro (Head of ESG and Sustainability, PAI Partners)

As we are soon to close out Women’s History Month, the Nigeria Magazine acknowledges the incredible contributions that women have made across business and social sectors. I am honoured to have received the 2023 Award for Finance. Thanks to the Nigeria Magazine for recognising contributions that women of different nationalities and Nigerian women in the diaspora have made in various industries. – Esohe Denise Odaro https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sustainabilityandesg_womeninprivateequity-diversityandinclusion-activity-7045837970699886592-FR_1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

Dr Iwa Salami (Reader and Associate Professor in Financial Law and Regulation at the School of Business and Law, University of East London (UEL)

“Delighted to have received The Award for Finance yesterday at The Nigeria Magazine International Women’s Day Awards Ceremony. Special thanks to Kede Aihie and Esosa Aihie  for an amazing vision and for organizing a beautiful event” Dr Iwa Salami https://www.linkedin.com/posts/iwasalami_finance-fintech-nigerianbusiness-activity-7045332107400728577-jDK_?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

Elizabeth Uwaifo (Managing Partner, Radix Legal & Consulting Ltd)

Delighted and honoured to have received an award for Finance. Hearing from so many inspiring women reminded me that there is so much more we can do as individuals to make a difference. I am dying to do more! Thank you Kede Aihie and Esosa Aihie for your tireless efforts to promote impactful causes – Elizabeth Uwaifo https://www.linkedin.com/posts/elizabeth-uwaifo-4382b816_finance-nigerianbusiness-fintech-activity-7045423805095124993-0pmw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

The Social Category Awards were presented to:

PRINCESS (DR) Mrs. R. U. Osula Mku-Atu (Founder/President of Rosula Foundation) Thank you for choosing me worthy for the award🥇PRINCESS (DR) Mrs. R. U. Osula Mku-Atu

Ely Umeham Maduka (Senior Software Consultant) Congratulations for an event well done. The feedback is so very positive. Well done – Ely Umeham Maduka

Candy Ellie Graham (Founder Culture Style Week, Cultural Fashion and Arts, StylzMag

“An amazing evening with so many inspirational women at the Nigeria Magazines International Women’s Day Awards Dinner. I won an award for my work in Culture. Thank you so very much to the event organisers, Esosa Aihie, and congratulations to all of the amazing winners and nominees” – Candy Ellie Graham https://www.linkedin.com/posts/candy-ellie-graham-820a8a35_culture-thankyou-nigeria-activity-7045295766147342336-raq0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

Prayer Nwagboso Ikegwuonu (Humanitarian Aid Worker/ Founder, Naza Agape Congratulations on the Successful 2023 edition of Nigeria Magazine International Women’s Day Award. It was indeed colourful and an impactful event – Prayer Nwagboso Ikegwuonu

Roseline Adewuyi ( Social Educator, Gender Advocate and Blogger)

Joan Maxwell and Maxine Spencer (Co-Owners of Umoja 3 Business ) joint winners

Umoja 3 Company We Won.. . Nigeria International  Business Womens Award.. A big Thank you to all those who supported. and nominated us….. A big shout out to all the team of the Nigerian Magazine esp, Esosa Aihie Chief Editor  for organising an Amazing Event  at the Hilton Hotel London last night.. Please support their Charity – Joan Maxwell and Maxine Spence

Hauwa Yakubu (Product Management- Dedicated to all the girls who dare to dream. I am truly honoured to have won the International Women’s Day Award for Social Impact in recognition of my efforts in Product Management and Digital Media. To the awardees, nominees and the incredible Nigerian Magazine team who never stop dreaming, here’s to breaking more glass ceilings! Hauwa Yakubu https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hauwa-yakubu_digital-tech-media-activity-7046079093007663104-ISAQ?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

The Business Category Awards were presented to:

Lamé Verre FEI (Head of Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, Energy Customer Solutions at SSE Energy Customers Solutions Co-founder & Board Co-chair of Lean-in Equity & Sustainability) received an award in the Business category

“When your home country sees you from afar, it is even more rewarding. Proudly Female and Proudly Nigerian sitting at the intersection of gender & ethnicity and gender & energy access. Currently 900 million people will not have access to energy by the end of the decade, and 600 million of those are in sub-Saharan Africa. A just transition is therefore not a nice to have but a must have. Thank you to the Nigerian Magazine for the award category of women in business and congratulations to all the nominees and winners – Lame Verre FEI https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lameverre_ubuntu-womeninbusiness-energy-activity-7045182370093686784-UIsF?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

AkinShola Coker (Senior Manager at Deloitte UK)

“An inspiring evening at the Nigerian Magazine International Women’s Day 2023 Award Ceremony! To be recognised by your own, to be awarded and celebrated with such esteemed women is a great honour.  When women stand together, we are formidable.  Change driven by our leadership is inevitable!! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Thank you Esosa Aihie Esohe Denise Odaro” – AkinShola Coker https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-7042825927164133376-K4Zl?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

Dr. Blessing Enakimio (CEO Ble’ Global LTD UK)

“Collaboration, people coming together, thank you Nigeria Magazine for putting this event together and thanks to my friends, Ndigbo kwenu – Dr. Blessing Enakimio

Sanchia Alasia (Head of EDI, London Southbank University and the MD, Sanchia Consulting Ltd)

Dr Kelechi Okoro (Multi-award-winning medical doctor)

The Intellectual Category Awards were presented to:

Dr Christina Yan Zhang (CEO And Founder, The Metaverse Institute)

“As CEO of The Metaverse Institute, I am honoured to be named by The Nigeria Magazine International Women’s Day “The Intellectual of the Year Award 2023” alongside other winners.

I am grateful to Esosa Aihie and team at Nigeria Magazine for your wonderful work celebrating great achievements of women! …statistics to highlight the importance of using tech eg. metaverse to create a better world for all:

🔷At the current rate, it will take 300 years to achieve gender equality.

🔷Every 11 minutes one girl in the world is killed by someone in her family.

🔷McKinsey Global Institute noted that advancing women’s equality can add US$12 trillion to global growth by 2025. Dr Christina Yan Zhang https://www.linkedin.com/posts/christinayanzhang_women-nigeria-genderequity-activity-7045792166299758592-vIG8?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

Ify Anyaegbu ( Engineering Manager and Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Executive Director of FACEYOUTH)

Lovely, thanks. I really appreciate the honour. My cousin enjoyed the evening – Ify Anyaegbu

Stella Chiemeke (Vice Chancellor, University of Delta, Agbor Delta State)

Chibuzor Uwadi (CEO of Eat Well, See Well Ltd; STEM ambassador; Dr. Chi Energy, the Illuminator, and the Oracle of Vision and Eyecare)

A big congratulations to all amazing leaders who are being recognized:

Natalie Campbell MBE, Chancellor of University of Westminster

Lara Oyedele, President, Chartered Institute of Housing

Amanda Obidike, TechWomen100 Winner, Forbes Science Council

Juliet OKENE, FCA, Founder, The Growth Club

Patricia Akpo Uyeh, Founder of Omote Ro Dhe

Mutiat Dosunmu, Managing Director, FAHAMBYTE

Hajia Ramatu, Founder of Africa Life Center

Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria

“Many thanks for letting me know. I am honoured” – Catriona Laing

Chief Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa, CEO at Ocean Serve & Logistics

“Thank you Team Kede and Esosa for all you do from Diaspora God will reward you immensely” – Chief Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa

Dr. Mrs. Nike Okundaye, Founder of Nike Art Center

Brenda M.Okorogba, Principle at Momentswithbren

“Honoured to be celebrated with other amazing women”

Joyce Aghedo, Clinical Director at Charity wound care foundation Inc

“On behalf of Charity Wound Care Foundation Board of Directors and Volunteers, I thank Nigeria Magazine for this award”

Tolulope Olorundero, Founder, Mosron Communications

Participant feedback:

“The event was not only enjoyable; it was profoundly empowering! It was inspiring meeting the lovely, smart &  incredible and smart women! Keep up the good work” – Gillian Raini, Lawyer

Thank you for the lovely event and music and dance, everyone was happy and proud of their certificates…It was successful and meaningful for the Nigerian women’s community. Both Natasha and I send you our best wishes for your magazine and future projects – Vesna Petkovic, Pro Art & Co

“Wonderful event yesterday, Congratulations. I really enjoyed myself yesterday.  Great location, environment and friendly people. The event was definitely well put together. Congratulations again in an amazing day. Family and everyone involved in the success. Tojake UK Wade, Founder, NU9Empire

Congratulations! Job well done – MD, Mepon Group

Congrats for the successful International Womens Day Award – Managing Partner, Laurel Financial

It was a wonderful event and everyone was so friendly.  I had  a great time.  Wonderful to meet truly inspiring women.  Thank you Nigeria Magazine for always celebrating our country, culture and people – Michelle Adeyinka, Founder, Phoebe Benevolent Foundation

Very inspiring and enjoyable event yesterday. Well done to the Nigeria Magazine Team – Isi Inyang, Founder EazyNaijaFoods ‘Esosa my beautiful sister Thank you so much for a lovely event and God  bless you for all xxx Christina Anulika, Housing Specialist Thank you so much. I really appreciate all that you do. Definitely. Well done Adunni Abisogun, Rosula Foundation

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