“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou

Women For Africa The Women For Africa Awards UK 2012 on Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Great Hall, Hornton Street ,Kensington, London, W8 7NX. The inaugural ‘Women For Africa’ (W4A) Awards UK 2012  will see a number of deserving women celebrated on what promises to be an elevating and inspiring evening where Women of African origin are recognised and celebrated. From Outstanding Mother/Grandmother of the Year to International African Woman of the Year and more, the event will celebrate a diverse plethora of female champions. The final nominees represent countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and more.

Amongst those to receive recognition awards are Susan Mashibe from Tanzania, who is a FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer, the first female with both qualifications in Tanzania. She is one of a number of outstanding women who will be recipients of awards for significant achievements.

Some of the guests that will be gracing the occasion are Nollywood actress Stella Damasus (also a Women4Africa Ambassador), Richard Taylor OBE, Ambassador Dr Mokowa Blay Gyami, Mrs Betty Djokoto (Headmistress Wesley Girls High school Cape Coast Ghana), Antonia Okonma (former actress in the Bad Girls TV series), Adebayo Jones (celebrity fashion design) amongst others.

This event will represent and celebrate a broad range of African women from the four corners of the continent, quietly but efficiently adding value to the UK economy and society. Women4Africa not only celebrates the achievements of African women, it also supports and empowers African women by either initiating or supporting key initiatives.

According to the Commonwealth secretariat , Women4Africa is the first Public Awards ceremony dedicated solely to African Women in the Western world and Commonwealth.

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