LAPO Holds Women Leadership Award, March 8, 2019

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) is set to recognise and honour Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in Business, Professional and Public Life.

The awards shall be bestowed on the winners at the 7th. edition of the LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award (LOWLA) scheduled to hold on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at the Edo Heritage Hotel, GRA, Benin City, Edo state.

Professor Kingsley Omoyibo, Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria will present a paper on “Balance for Peace” at the annual event.

The award, which was instituted in 2013, demonstrates LAPO’s commitment to women advancement, recognise and honour those who have distinguished themselves in their various careers over the years with sustainable social impact, according to Mrs Philomena Elijah, the Coordinator.

She said the organization has over the years promoted women empowerment and their outstanding contributions to societal development, adding that “by acknowledging and rewarding people’s excellent contributions, we are inspiring and promoting hard work, creativity and exceptional service to humanity.”

The LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award carries a cash prize and a plaque. Winners must be Nigerian women above 30 years and possess a minimum of 10 years working experience. Contestants under the Business category must have a business located in Nigeria.

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), a non-governmental organisation was established by Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe in 1987 while working as a rural co-operative officer in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.

The organization is committed to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable, especially women in Nigeria. For more than two decades, LAPO has been at the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, recognizing and promoting women’s contributions to the development of society.