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.