Access Bank Nigeria held its Access Conference yesterday, December 10, 2015, at the Eko Hotel. The event was followed by the presentation of the W Awards winners.
The W Awards is an inaugural awards event by the bank which recognizes and celebrates Nigerian women who defy all odds to stand out successfully; highlighting the important contribution that women are making in the Nigerian emerging economy. Organizers select women across four categories who, through their achievements and contribution, have had an impact within their relevant category.
See full list of winners below:
The W Entrepreneur of the year (W in Business)
This Award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built a successful business.
She must be fully engaged and active in the day-to-day running and decision-making in the business.
1. Mrs Nkechi Obi
2. Mrs.Lola Amao
3. Mrs. Bukky George – winner
The W Young Professional of the Year
This award recognizes young women who are making significant contributions
in their chosen professions (legal, medicine, architecture, accounting,
surveying, education, etc.) in an organization and have a drive to reach the
top of their careers.
1. Ebi Atawodi
2. Arese Ugwu
3. Rashidat Adebisi – winner
W Seasoned Professional of the Year
This award recognizes women who have made a significant and direct contribution to the growth and advancement of their chosen professions (legal, medicine, architecture, accounting, surveying, education etc.) in any organization and can be described as being at the top of their career
1. Amina Oyagbola
2. Adepeju Adebajo
3. Iquo Ukoh – Winner
W Amazon of the Year (W and Family)
The W Amazon of the year award recognizes family women who have impacted societal growth and development. The Awardee will be one who has shown herself to be selfless in her approach to work and family life and has achieved exemplary success by promoting, inspiring and contributing
outstanding achievement while leading a balanced lifestyle.
1. Mrs. Folake Solanke
2. Professor Bolanle Awe
3. Professor Alele Williams
All the nominees for W Amazon of the year category were all announced winners.
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