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Women4Africa Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Muzvare Betty Makoni

On 1 February 2017, the organising committee of ‘Women4Africa™’Women4Africa announced that Muzvare Betty Makoni was selected to win their first ever ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her outstanding contributions/achievements for over 15 years. Below is Princess Moradeun Adedoyin Solarin who officially presented the award to Muzvare Betty Makoni. 

The Awards ceremony for the 6th Annual ‘Women4Africa Awards UK 20167 was held on Saturday 20th May 2017 in Kensington, London.

Muzvare Betty Makoni in her military style British dress announced before the awards ceremony that she chose to put it on to symbolise that like a woman soldier she fought all battles and won. In her blue dress, she boldly stood for justice, gender equality and for the rights of the girl child as the future woman leader.

Women4Africa Official host Ayo Sonoiki interviews Recognition recipients, winners and guests at the 6th Annual Women4Africa Awards 2017 at The Great Hall, Kensington, London. Women4Africa2017 Red Carpet interviews with official host Ayo ThinkingAloud and filmed by Abiola Adesanya

Muzvare Betty Makoni met and interacted with women from different parts of Africa and one of them was a nominee from Tanzania working with girls. Her name is Consoler Aliya Wilbert who said she is an admirer of Muzvare’s work and has been following her for years.

Some friends and supporters of Muzvare Betty Makoni autographed for her and one of them called Wambui Njau who is a previous awardee of Women4Africa Woman Role Model described Muzvare Betty Makoni as inspirational in her congratulatory message.

Glam Africa extensively covered the news of the event and below are some stories of women high achievers who won the prestigious Women4Africa award  in various categories.

WOMEN4AFRICA AWARDS 2017: FULL LIST OF WINNERS

 Women4Africa 2017 Recognition awardees and Winners.

Lifetime Achievement- Muzvare Betty Makoni– Zimbabwe

Recognition- Mrs Nolwandle N Mboweni–  South Africa

Recognition-Chief Mrs Rachel Umahi-Nigeria

Recognition-Heather Melville-Jamaica

Recognition-Debbie Ariyo OBE-Nigeria

Recognition-Elsie Owusu OBE-Ghana

Recognition-Ruth Oshikanlu-Nigeria

Recognition-Mrs Rashida Bello-Nigeria

Winners on the Night

Business woman- Ann Wilson-South Africa

Career Woman– Morenike Ajayi-Nigeria

Outstanding Mother – Esther Owuta Onolememen-Nigeria

Woman in Technology-Rashada Harry-Guyana

Hairdresser-Anaya Kamara-Sierra Lone

Fashion designer-Joint winners Anita Quansah, Ghana & Tapiwa Dingwiza– Zimbabwe

Events Organiser-Jessica Laditan– Nigeria

Author of the year-Placida Acheru-Nigeria

UK Humanitarian-Neneh Umusu-Nigeria

Inspirational woman-Zina Arinze-Nigeria

Role Model-Phinnah Ikeji-Nigeria

Young Achiever-Gertrude Asumadu-Ghana

Young leader –Elizabeth Adeniran-Nigeria

Go-Getter-Amara Kanu-Nigeria

International Business-Zodwa Mkandla-Zimbabwe

International Humanitarian-Abigail Simon-Hart– Nigeria

International African woman-Yabome G Jackson– Sierra

 

Press Release: European Sustainability Academy 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Summit-Greece

Please Note: Girl Child Network Worldwide shares this press release in solidarity with European Sustainability Academy where its Chief Executive Officer will be a speaker.
European Sustainability Academy (ESA) to host leading UK Business Woman, Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den (the influential business oriented BBC TV series) at the 3rd Annual Women Empowerment Conference and WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation to support Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Greece


The European Sustainability Academy marks the successful end of the EU-Funded WISE (Women Innovators in Sustainable Enterprise) program, with the 3rd Women Empowerment Conference in Drapanos, Chania on the 25th and 26th of September 2015. With a high profile international guest list, including Dragon’s Den Star and serial Entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, ESA visiting African Princess Muzvare Betty Makoni among other special guests to be announced. This conference will be a milestone for the entrepreneurial agenda in Crete, and beyond.
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The event grasps firmly on sustainable business and Rachel will share her insightful knowledge with WISE participants, as they pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of experienced and influential business leaders.
Against the backdrop of the economic crisis in Greece, and its sheer need for business development and job growth, Founder of ESA Sharon Jackson, is determined to provide inspiration and international business support to the local community and economy in manifold ways, and the WE series of conferences is one of them. The goal is for it to evolve into a platform on which business-boosting and innovation initiatives for both men and women entrepreneurs will be built and launched, as to also attract international business leaders, academics and promote sustainable tourism in Crete.

As Sharon Jackson said of the event, “We are delighted to be hosting Rachel Elnaugh at ESA to celebrate women in entrepreneurship. It is well documented that women entrepreneurs can be effective drivers for economic growth. We aim to inspire Greek women to overcome barriers to creating and sustaining business, and feel this is a great way to mark the graduation of our WISE women as they commit to their entrepreneurial journey, pioneering business leadership locally.”
The programme will include:
25th September 2015
Lunch and Conference Workshops on Business Skills
Evening event: Dragon’s Den-style event for WISE participants
26th September
WISE Gala Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
Early booking is strongly recommended as this is likely to be a sell-out event. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with influential business leaders, in a rare and informal setting, at the European Sustainability Academy.
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Tickets will be available at Go to Eventbrite link here

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About ESA:
The European Sustainability Academy is the realization of the vision of Sharon Jackson, inspired by her experiences of running sustainable business leadership programs in areas of breathtaking natural beauty such as Tasmania, Australia and Chamonix in the French Alps.

ESA provides training and development programs for business managers, owners and organizational leaders to learn about sustainable business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is also a superb venue for corporate retreats – especially those with a view to bringing a sustainable perspective to their agenda.
The ESA teaching philosophy is one of ‘applied sustainability’. That involves bringing the best academic research to inform practical business action. With a strong emphasis on action learning, all ESA management and leadership programs are designed to be highly stimulating for participants.
About WISE

WISE is a game-changing learning and development program for 60 women across Greece, Spain and Croatia. The WISE project is partly funded by the EU Life-long learning program and its main partners are ESADE Business School -Spain, HUB Zagreb – Croatia and ESA Greece. The participants (60 women from 3 countries /20 from each) have attended a series of virtual meetings and webinars and created a strong, supportive on- line community on Facebook, via which they share news, acquire new knowledge and exchange business ideas. The vision of a WISE woman is to be a ‘conscious, confident person who has the clarity, community and courage to identify and seize entrepreneurial opportunities to make impact and bring about positive change’.

Contacts/info:

Sharon Jackson: Sharon.Jackson@Eurosustainability.org (;)
Katerina Kapernarakou: aikape@gmail.com, 0030-697402904 (;)
Yannis Maleganos: John.Maleganos@eurosustainability.org(;)

ESA facebook: www.facebook.com/European.Sustainability.Academy

WISE web: www.wise4women.eu

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