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LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award

LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award


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.


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
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
Honestus Ayobabi Obadiora                        Rosemary Okwuobi
Ag Executive Director                                  Secretary, Organizing Committee
08066981901, 09059493336                       08133994016

1st Edition, 2013 Grace Ideahor Osakwe Bawa Victoria Kachnem Dr. (Mrs) Katherine Oronsaye
2nd Edition, 2014 Prof. (Mrs.) Cordelia Anenehi Agbebaku Gladys Oyenmwen Elenotor Stella Nwamaka Agwura
3rd Edition, 2015 Barr. Mary A. Iyasere Mrs. Happiness Omoruyi Chief (Mrs.) Mabel Ozozo Adams JP
4th Edition, 2016 Adefunke Taiwo Adebanjo Esther Ohiren Ruth Ojoma Agbo
5th Edition, 2017 Obehi Hilda Okojie Faith Ovenloba Olajumoke Abimbola  Mustapha
6th Edition, 2018  Oti Justina Onyenaturuchi Esther Agbonzikilo Hon (Mrs.)Patience Omorogiuwa Adamu
7th Edition, 2019 Prof. Christiana Ehimen Okojie Mrs. Oserhebhen Enehiremen Eucharia Asikaralu Okafor
8th Edition, 2020 Mrs. Nkechi Aham Mrs Evelyn Akpomedaye Magdalyn Ugbo (Farming Category)
9th Edition, 2021 Mrs. Felicia Fumilola Babalola Mrs. Christiana Ovieba Ebitimi Mrs. Joke Kolaja Adesina (Farming Category)
10th Edition, 2022 Nwanta Flora Nwankaego Mary-Ike Ikechukwu Akinayajo Olamide Ajoke (Farming Category)
  Amina Mohammed Martina Onah Hajiya Hassana Haladu (Farming Category)


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