Bukky George, Professor Alele Williams, Iquo Ukoh, Others Win The W Awards




The Access Conference 2015 which held at the Eko Hotel was followed by the presentation of the W Awards winners.


The W Awards is positioned to recognize and celebrate Nigerian women who defy all odds to stand out successfully; highlighting the important contribution that women are making in the Nigerian emerging economy. We are looking for women across four categories who, through their achievements and contribution, have had an impact within their relevant category.

See full list of winners below:
The W Entrepreneur of the year (W in Business)
This Award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built a successful business.

She must be fully engaged and active in the day-to-day running and decision-making in the business.

1. Mrs Nkechi Obi
2. Mrs.Lola Amao
3. Mrs. Bukky George - winner
The W Young Professional of the Year
This award recognizes young women who are making significant contributions

in their chosen professions (legal, medicine, architecture, accounting,

surveying, education, etc.) in an organization and have a drive to reach the top of their careers.

1. Ebi Atawodi
2. Arese Ugwu
3. Rashidat Adebisi - winner
W Seasoned Professional of the Year
This award recognizes women who have made a significant and direct contribution to the growth and advancement of their chosen professions (legal, medicine, architecture, accounting, surveying, education etc.) in any organization and can be described as being at the top of their career climb.

1. Amina Oyagbola
2. Adepeju Adebajo
3. Iquo Ukoh - Winner
W Amazon of the Year (W and Family)
The W Amazon of the year award recognizes family women who have impacted societal growth and development. The Awardee will be one who has shown herself to be selfless in her approach to work and family life and has achieved exemplary success by promoting, inspiring and contributing

outstanding achievement while leading a balanced lifestyle.

1. Mrs. Folake Solanke
2. Professor Bolanle Awe
3. Professor Alele Williams
All the nominees for W Amazon of the year category were all announced winners.

About W Awards
The W Awards is positioned to recognize and celebrate Nigerian women who defy all odds to stand out successfully; highlighting the important contribution that women are making in the Nigerian emerging economy. We are looking for women across four categories who, through their achievements and contribution, have had an impact within their relevant category. The awards have been designed around the three major categories of women represented by the W Initiative, such that it incorporates and celebrates the many different roles that women play in our society.

About Red Communication
Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division

holds Red Communication, Red marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect;

and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.


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