Lagos, 31 March, 2017– In recognition of Nigerian women who’ve made strides in Leadership, Enterprise, Advocacy and Business, Leading Ladies Africa recognized Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring women at the LLA 100 Women celebrated 100 Most Inspiring Women at a special gala and awards night tagged the LLA 100 Women Gala.
The LLA 100 Women Gala is a follow up to the 100 Most Inspiring Women In Nigeria list published on March 8, this year in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.Themed “Celebrating Leadership, Diversity & Impact,” the #100 Women Gala recognizes and spotlights the achievements of Nigerian women who have made tangible impact and contributions in four unique spheres of the society.
“At Leading Ladies Africa, our key objective is to promote leadership, diversity and inclusion for African women – a call to have them participate in activities that ensure they lead better, fulfilling, and ultimately more productive lives,” says Francesca Uriri, Founder, Leading Ladies Africa. “As Nigerian women and Africans, it is important that we begin to tell our own stories. We need to begin to craft the narrative that we want the world to know about us – that we are successful, courageous, determined and bold! At LLA, we have a clear intent of inspiring a new wave of Nigerian female change makers, leaders and entrepreneurs, and recognizing these 100 Women is an important way to achieve that objective.
Speaking at the event, Omotola Oyebanjo, Head Strategic Communications and Media, Union Bank said: “We are very excited to be a part of Leading Ladies Africa 100 this year. Union Bank is currently celebrating 100 years, and this is a testament to the strengths and determination of the courageous women in our institution. Our centenary theme is Celebrate, Impact, Lead, so Union bank’s support is also our way of recognising the achievements and impacts of these leading ladies in our industries and communities.”
“Boldness and courage are synonymous” said keynote speaker, WISCAR Founder, Amina Oyagbola, who spoke on “Leading with Boldness and Courage in times of change.”
Harping on the need for women to collaborate with and support, Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, Leap Africa, and Co-Founder, AACE Foods, said “The concept of “small is beautiful,” is overplayed, and we women need to learn to be authentic, to be vulnerable to ask for help.”