13 November 2010: An inaugural awards ceremony which will honour high achieving women of African descent takes place later this month in London.
The GL Women in Enterprise (WE) Awards will recognise ten exceptional women in journalism, public relations, recruitment, television, fashion and social development who have transformed their ideas into successful businesses. The event will take place on 17th November in Shoreditch, London.
The GL WE Awards event is part of the Ghanaian Londoners (GL) Network, a popular black professionals networking group set up in 2009 by social entrepreneur Adwoa Agyemang. It’s her first awards initiative and she felt it was necessary to acknowledge businesswomen in the UK.
“I have been inspired by the bold and spirited women who I’ve come across and are making waves in their respective fields. The evening has been put together to recognise women’s achievements and inspire others – men and women, old and young – to embrace entrepreneurship. I want to promote and acknowledge those, in this case women, who are dedicated to economic growth and community development,” she says.
The event will also celebrate Women’s Enterprise Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week and will provide an opportunity for professionals to network.
Among those being recognised on the night are UK based Pauline Long, CEO of beauty pageant Miss East Africa UK and founder of the Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTA) who will receive the Community Personality Award.
Also Mavis Amankwah, MD of Rich Visions (named one of the most powerful people in PR by the PR Week’s 2009 and 2010 PR Powerbook) will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award. Justina Mutale, CEO of Perryfield Promotions and founder of Miss Zambia UK Beauty Pageant and POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread will be recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Community and to Women as a role model in Community Development through Fashion & Beauty.
The GL Network has successfully organised a range of networking activities across London giving its members a chance to mingle and discuss business and career opportunities in a relaxed environment.
Tickets for the evening cost £10 each and can be purchased from womeninenterprise.eventbrite.com
For more details, a full awards list or to reserve a press ticket for the event, contact Sharon on [email protected] or 07931 363044.
by Stephen Ogongo
The Afro News