#BeingFemaleInNigeria transcends the traditional roles of being a wife, a mother and a homemaker. These are very important roles no doubt, but having highly successful women in our society is even more important, because when a woman is empowered, an entire generation is too.
Over time, women in Nigeria have proven to the world that they are beautiful, strong, hardworking and innovative dream-chasers who set their eyes on goals and do not relent till they reach them. This is evident in the fact that some of the most powerful women in Africa and the world are Nigerians. We have excelled in sports, entertainment, fashion, politics, and, seeing as 41% of women in Nigeria are businesswomen – the highest in the world, we have excelled in entrepreneurship too.
For this reason, the W Community, powered by Access Bank has created #TheWAwards, aimed at recognizing women from vast spheres of influence who are successful in their careers, businesses and other endeavors.
This is not a closed event. Everyone is invited to participate and choose who they believe deserves to be a #WAwards winner. So if you know a successful woman who should be recognized for her hard-work and immense contribution to society, you can nominate her and invite your friends to nominate her too. All you need to do is go to www.thewawards.com, pick a category that best suits your deserving woman, nominate her, SHARE with your friends and urge them to do same.
The four categories for the #WAwards:
- W entrepreneur of the year
- W seasoned professional
- W young professional
- W Amazon of the year
You can also nominate someone to be included in a compilation of women that has helped shape Nigeria called ‘The Power of 100’.
This is a unique opportunity to celebrate spectacular women you know. Do not miss out on it. Repeat, do not miss out on it. Join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/AccessBankPlc and on Twitter @MyAccessBank with the hashtag #TheWAwards, Just tell us who your W Woman of the year is, and why.