Nigerian born entrepreneur and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, was honoured as Entrepreneur of the Year at a Leadership Forum and Gala event held at Manhattan, New York, USA on Saturday.
The Forum and Gala entitled 'The Century of The African Woman', was organized by Women Werk, a body co-founded by the alumni of Columbia University in commemoration of International Women's Day.
Others awarded at the Gala included Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton; and Dr. Mehriet Mandefo, President of Truth Aid and winner of a 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award.
Mo Abudu who thanked the organizers of Women Werk, encouraged the next generation of women to stand up and support the womenfolk towards the realization of their goals and dreams.
“This, indeed, is the Century of the African Woman. It’s so uplifting to see the number of African women who are doing really amazing things and who are being celebrated all over the world today. When I look at Moments with Mo for instance and I consider the number of women that we have celebrated on that platform for various ground breaking achievements, it makes me feel very proud as a woman. Thank you so much for honouring me with the award of Entrepreneur of the Year. I love being an entrepreneur. It’s what I am. I love taking risks. So, thank you for celebrating what I love to do. I feel so proud to be an African woman and to be recognized in this award,” she said.