Organisers of the woman on Fire (WOF) Awards say they are set to honour 100 Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour at an event scheduled to hold in Abuja, on Thursday.
The organisers, in a statement signed by the head of public relations/media marketing, Irene Awunah Ikyegh, said the 2018 edition of the award, which is in its fourth edition, will attract over 700 persons compromising awardees and their guests, stakeholders in women and socio-economic development, among others.
“The WOF AWARDS ceremony is not just an award show: it is a gathering of professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs from within the industry. The event is all about networking, meeting new people, making contacts and business in a relaxed and friendly environment. Many great opportunities are scheduled alongside the more formal presentations that occur during the event,” the statement read in part.
The Woman on Fire 100 Awards is the leading women’s annual award ceremony for the purpose of honoring and celebrating dynamic self-motivated working women.
Explaining the rationale behind the awards, the organisers pointed out that women constitute about 50 per cent of the global population and play very crucial roles in the society, with many of them establishing themselves as shining stars in their fields of endeavor, hence the commitment to promoting the wellbeing and development of women through the provision of innovative community service derived solutions that address the needs of today’s women.
“The WOF Initiative is the home of everything NFOB has to offer women. WOF speaks to the strength that every woman around the world carries. It is about women, the BENUE woman, the Nigerian women and women around the world whether it’s a young professional, a woman with a family or a woman in business,” the statement further indicated.