The Her Network Woman of the Year awards is designed to publicly celebrate, showcase and honour women in diverse industries who are doing great work i.e positively affecting lives/changing the narrative through their work and leaving a legacy for generations to come.
The Platform seeks to celebrate all women whose work is of great impact to immediate and extended communities. To reflect this, categories presented are changed every year and both known and unsung women in different sectors will be identified by leveraging on the public submission through the nomination process and which eventually leads up to one woman per industry/sector to be awarded and celebrated as the Woman of the Year.
Meet the HNWOTY 2019 Honorees
Resilience, Drive and Purpose. These are three of many words that embody our Honorees. Through their leadership and platforms, these women have been, and are still pushing the envelope and creating ripples that inspire, empower and impact more lives than numbers can quantify.
HER NETWORK INSPIRATION AWARD
Adaora Mbelu is a bright light, dreamterpreter, and purpose driver. As the author of the book “This Thing Called Purpose,” Adaora’s book has helped many understand the true essence of living with and through purpose. And within the past few years, she has also used her expertise as a brand developer to work on several projects with different multinational companies, SMEs, and individuals.READ MORE
HER NETWORK TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Uche Pedro is the Founder of BellaNaija, Africa’s leading lifestyle digital media company with a distinct focus covering a diverse range of areas including entertainment, cinema, fashion, culture and advocacy.
BellaNaija has a digital footprint of over 200 Million impressions and 10 Million Followers across platforms.
Outstanding woman betweeen the ages of 25 – 50. With the exception of the Woman of the Future Category which is strictly focused on honoring an outstanding woman below 25.
LEVEL OF IMPACT
Has demonstrated willingness to serve, assist other women in their personal and professional development and contributed to the success of others as well as her own.
Excellence, accomplishment and creativity beyond the expectations of her position.
A True Leader with Significant impact in her sector.
It isn’t about popularity for them but factual contributions and measurable impact of the nominees’ work in our society.
2017 HNWOTY Advisory Council Member
I’m super proud of you guys for putting this together. It’s not easy to put together this kind of event and do it so well.
Country Director, WE Connect INTL
Her Network is my hero. Most importantly, this network positions and propels the hearts of women in the direction of strength and posterity.
Princess Adeyinka Tekenah
HNWOTY 2017 Award Recipient, Start-Up Woman of the Year (Founder, Happy Coffee)