LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award

Rationale

LAPO has overtime worked for the recognition of women’s contributions to societal development.The LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award further demonstrates the organization’s commitment to women empowerment. It recognizes and honours women who have distinguished themselves in their various endeavours: Business, Professional and Public Life.

LAPO believes that recognitions for exceptional service and contributions to the development of society should be a vital part of any dynamic, vibrant and growing society. By recognizing people for their contributions and exceptional service, we send a strong message to everyone that hard work, creativity and exceptional service are not ignored or taken for granted. We have chosen this way to inform the award winners that what they do is important and is making a difference. By recognizing them, LAPO wants to tell the world who the awardees are and what they are doing to enhance the quality of human life in our global community. The award recognizes the various recipients for their distinguished contributions, showcases what LAPO stands for and its future plan for women.

For more than two decades, LAPO has been in the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, recognizing and promoting women’s contributions to the development of the society. We work in collaboration with government, state institutions, like-minded organizations, appointed and elected political leaders to achieve our vision of a healthy and informed society characterized by prosperity, justice and equity for everyone and women in particular.

Award History

Nigeria women have taken on different roles before and after independence and excelled in many fields. The achievements of such women are made all the more precious by the fact that in most cases, success has been achieved in the face of adversity and difficulties and with the strength of courage, initiative and determination.

It is important that such success stories be publicly recognized so that such women become role models and mentors for future generations of Nigerian women. Such recognitions will also go a long way in moulding societal mindsets to accept and encourage the significant contributions of women in Nigeria. The award will reinforce the positive image of women in Nigeria and help in reducing the influence of negative attitudes and practices that discriminates against and exclude women.

Goal

To honour and celebrate women who have excelled in their respective fields of business, profession and public sectors..

Objectives of the Award

LAPO aims to achieve a set of values that enhance the progress of Nigerian women in different areas, including:

  • Recognize and honour the outstanding contributions of women in business, professional and public sectors in Nigeria.
  • Recognize the effective role of women and their contributions to Nigerian society and its future growth.
  • Honour women who excel in their work, performed to highest standards in business, professional and public sectors.
  • Inspire and encourage future generations of women to achieve their true potentials, thereby enhancing their status in the society.
  • Provide mentors to discover the hidden potentials in Nigerian women.

Nomination Procedure

  • Applicants must enclose a passport size photograph
  • Must provide names and contact details of two referees.
  • People are encouraged to nominate potential awardees.
  • Nominees should be alive on the date of nomination
  • Applications can be downloaded and submitted online via: www.lapo-ngo.org[email protected]. Hard copies can also be submitted at any LAPO office nearest to you. 

Award Criteria

  • Applicants must be Nigerian women above 30 years of age.
  • Must have been working in the relevant field for at least ten years
  • The achievements of the nominee should be verifiable and subject to objective appraisal
  • Preference shall be accorded women who have come up in life after a great deal of struggle and adversity.

Award Benefits

  • The award attracts the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) only
  • The award is valid for a lifetime
  • All expenses incurred by the awardees shall be borne by LAPO.
  • A prestigious LAPO plaque shall be presented to the winners
  • The awardees can use the LAPO logo freely for three years
  • Opportunity to join the LAPO mentoring programme 

For more information, please contact,
Sabina Idowu-Osehobo                            Philomena Irowa Elijah      
Executive Director                                    Secretary, Organizing Committee
08025898920                                             07053192022

 

WINNERS OF THE LAPO OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD

  PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PUBLIC LIFE
1st Edition, 2013 Grace Ideahor Osakwe Bawa Victoria Kachamen Dr. (Mrs) Katherine Orosaye
2nd Edition, 2014 Prof. (Mrs.) Cordelia Ainenehi Agbebaku Gladys Oyenmwen Elenotor Stella Nwamaka Agwuna
3rd Edition, 2015 Barr. Mary A. Iyasere Mrs. Happiness Omoniyi Chief (Mrs.) Mabel Omoze Adams JP
4TH Edition, 2016 AdebanjoTaiwo Adefunk Esther Ohiren

Ojoma Ruth Agbo 

5TH Edition, 2017 Bar. Mrs. Abimbola Olajumoke Mustapha Faith Ovenloba Prof. Mrs. Obehi Hilda Okojie