Access Conference 2015 Access Bank celebrates women at The W Awards

The women nominated were selected based on their achievements and contributions towards the economic and social development of Nigeria.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Access Bank has recognized six women who have displayed exemplary aptness in their roles as business, career and family women at the W awards.

The award ceremony which is concept by the financial institution was held in Lagos on December 10, 2015, at the Access Conference 2015.

READ: Steve Wozniak, Aliko Dangote, Herbert Wigwe, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, others attend second edition of conference

The jury and the winners of The W Awards at the Access Conference 2015 play

The jury and the winners of The W Awards at the Access Conference 2015

(Pulse)

 

The women nominated were selected based on their achievements and contributions towards the economic and social development of Nigeria. Dr Evelyn Oputu a retired baker and Chairperson of the W awards spoke to Pulse Nigeria about the nomination conditions.

For whatever the woman did, it had to be beyond self. It wasn’t just if you were professional like the professional category. We wanted to see the impact that you had on the community”, Oputu said.

We want to celebrate the sort of women who hold on to values that are lost, the more we talk about them, the more we celebrate them, the more they’ll be role models".

See list of award winners below:

The W Entrepreneur 2015

Bukky George – Winner

Nkechi Obi

Lola Amao

The W Seasoned Professional 2015

Iquo Ukoh – Winner

Amina Oyagbola

Adepeju Adebajo

The W Young Professional 2015

Rashidat Adebisi –Winner

Ebi Atawodi

Arese Ugwu

The Amazon of the Year

Professor Grace Alele Williams -Winner

Folake Solanke -Winner

Professor Bolanle Awe -Winner

The W Awards Amazons of the Year - Professor Grace Alele Williams and Chief Folake Solanke, SAN at the Access Conference 2015 play

The W Awards Amazons of the Year - Professor Grace Alele Williams and Chief Folake Solanke, SAN at the Access Conference 2015

(Pulse)

 

Outside of the awards, several Nigerian and non-Nigerian women were recognized and featured in “The Power of 100”. Women from different sectors including business, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, sports, communication, philanthropy, etc. were acknowledged for their input towards the development of the country.

Watch Pulse Nigeria’s interview with Evelyn Oputu in the Pulse video above. See pictures from the event in the gallery below.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.