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LAPO HOLDS OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD, MARCH 8, 2021

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LAPO HOLDS OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD, MARCH 8, 2021

 

All is now set for this year’s LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award (LOWLA), an event instituted by Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD).

The theme for this year’s celebration, ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in COVID-19 World,’ resonates with the global campaign theme, ‘Choose to Challenge.’

The Award ceremony, scheduled to hold on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the LAPO Institute, Benin City, shall be chaired by the Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice Esther Amenaghawon Edigin, with Comrade Grace Obakina, Executive Director, Caring Heart Initiative for Advocacy Development and Empowerment, as Guest Speaker.

The LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award was initiated in 2013 as a platform to honour and celebrate women who have distinguished themselves in their various endeavours with sustainable social impact. Since its inception, 24 women have been bestowed the award.

The Executive Director, LAPO, Dr Honestus Ayo Obadiora said the organisation was committed to redressing discrimination against women adding that gender equality is key to achieving overall national development.

He said the organisation is passionate about women, and committed to their overall development, adding that 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 advancement of Nigeria.

According to Dr Obadiora, LAPO aims to achieve a set of values with the award that enhance the progress of Nigerian women in different areas.

These include recognizing and honouring the outstanding contributions of women in professional, farming, and business sectors in Nigeria, recognize the effective role of women and their contributions to the Nigerian society and its future growth, honour women who excel in their work, performed to the highest standards in business, farming professional sector, inspire and encourage future generations of women to achieve their true potentials, thereby enhancing their status in the society and providing mentors to discover the hidden potentials in Nigerian women.

This year’s award ceremony shall be attended by distinguished personalities including members of the civil society, policymakers, academia, women groups, and other stakeholders.


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