Efforts and contributions of the Nigerian Christian woman in the church and wider society is to be rewarded by a United Kingdom based non-governmental organization, Wisdom for Women International (WWI).
The awards, known as ‘The Wise Women Awards’ will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria-Island, Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday 25th June 2016 at 3pm prompt.
In a press statement made available to the media, and signed by Mary Ikoku of The Access Media Limited, media partners of ‘The Wise Women Awards’ the coming edition will be it’s fourth in Nigeria. The release also revealed that a Nigerian based organisation, Connecting Hearts Initiative will be collaborating with WWI, which has been in existence in the United Kingdom for 12 years.
Also speaking, Pastor Marjorie Esemowei, founder of the WWI, the awards will provide Christian women from across the denominations and across Nigeria with an opportunity to be recognised and nominated for their contributions in the world of work, church and ministry.
She disclosed that nominations will remain open all through May 2016, noting that there are ten categories of awards namely: Woman In Business, Woman In Missions, Exceptional Young Christian Woman (18- 25), Christian Woman Serving In Media, Professional Christian Woman, Woman In Ministry, Women In Music, Women in The Community Award, Naomi Award, Turn Around Award and Charity/Business/Organisation whose faith is inspiring them to reach high levels of excellence and to make a difference in their community.
The pastor explained that the Woman In Business category award will be presented to a Christian business woman whose company is successful, reflects her faith and supports local community or Christian initiatives while the Woman In Missions award will recognise a Christian woman who is making an impact sharing the gospel and spreading gospel values in hinterlands (rural Nigeria) just as the Exceptional Young Christian Woman (18- 25) is for an exceptional young Christian woman who is making an impact within the church and wider community.
She added that the Christian Woman Serving In Media is for a Christian woman touching lives through their work in the media, while the Professional Christian Woman seeks to accord honour to a Christian woman who has a leadership/management role in a leading secular charity/business/organisation whose faith is inspiring them to reach high levels of excellence and to make a difference in their community.
She also said that while the Woman in Ministry award will be given to a Christian woman who is a leader of a church or ministry who is impacting lives through her public ministry, the Women In Music will be for Christian woman making inroads through their ministry as a gospel/Christian singer while the Turn Around Award will be presented to a woman who has, against the odds, totally turned their life around as a result of their Christian faith.
Christian Woman of Mature Years (60+) who is actively serving her church or local community through good works will be rewarded in the Naomi Award category.
Nominations for the awards, according to her is open all through the month of May, 2016. To register, one may log onto http://bit.ly/1OaDSPJ and nominate their favourite women.
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