2013 AWE Award
Congratulation to all AWE Awards 2013 UK winners on 29th June 2013. You are all true hero and icon to other African Women in Europe and around the world. Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers. The event was a spectacular event. Visit our website for more information and photos www.africanwomenineurope.eu
On the Photo left to right (Joy Zenz AWE Founder, Dentaa Amoateng,Joyce Nganga-Bert, Hilda kaunde Hoyer, Jenny Chika Okafor,Priscilla Musonda,Janet Wainaina, Boikanyo Phenyo and Mrs Wambui Njau AWE Co-Founder)
We have the pleasure of requesting your company at our flagship African Women in Europe (AWE) Awards Ceremony to be held at Holiday Inn Kensington Forum,97 Cromwell Rd, London., on 29th June 2013 opened to both Men and Women to acknowledge achievements of our own.
African Women in Europe was founded by two Kenyan women Joy Zenz Founder (Based in Germany) and Wambui Njau Co-Founder (based in UK) and has over the years grown to a membership of over 700 African Women and a global reach. The women support, encourage and inspire each other while investing both in Europe and in Africa in support of African economic development. We have also had support from mainstream organizations and key individuals from across the spectrums who believe in the importance of African women’s engagement with African economic development and who are excited that we are doing it for ourselves.
We organise ourselves virtually throughout the year so that this amazing group of women have a forum through which to network, organize, share experiences and meet. Our main event of which we are extremely proud is the annual conference meeting, held in the main European cities such as the events that have taken place in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Berlin and will this year be held in London. These meetings have now grown and culminate in our flagship event, the high-profile African Women in Europe Awards, which recognizes excellence, now in its second year, and for which we have overwhelming support
Impact African women living in Europe has on Africa as a whole
AWE website is an open platform where we offer a connection platform to connect women all over. This includes Africa. Women in business have an opportunity to connect with African women in Europe to grow their business. In the long ran we aim to improve women’s life in Africa financially.
Company of the year award will be awarded to a company in Europe involved in supporting Africa economically
AWE Award was launched on 11 July 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The ceremony which was attended by various dignitaries from the African diplomatic corps in Berlin such as the Kenyan Embassy representative Mr Konje, Ghana’s H.E Ambassador Mr Paul King Aryene, who gave a speech to inspire women and South African Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Mrs Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone . Ms Virginia Wangare Greiner, founder of Maisha Organisation, was the guest speaker of the event. She inspired with her speech titled ‘situation of Immigrant women in Europe’.
The Awards categories
- AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD
- COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD ( THOSE INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING AFRICA ECONOMICALLY)
- COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
- EMPOWERING AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD
- FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
- WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD
- MOST INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR WOMAN AWARD
- MEDIA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
- YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD
This year we expect African Embassy representative to attend the event and present the Awards.to the winners. Some of the guest will be well known African women in the UK community.
Saturday, 29 June, 2013
Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum, London
| 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
||WORKSHOP: African Diaspora Women’s Mini-Economic Summit: Harnessing our skills, resources and knowledge. Facilitator: Dr Wangui Wa Goro from Sidensi.
|06:00 pm to 06:30 pm
||Welcome and Networking opportunity
|06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
||Opening Ceremony:Master of Ceremony: Rosemary Laryea (Presenter of popular UK Radio Channel Jazz FM).Three Course Caribbean Dinner
|08:00 pm to 08:10 pm
||Introduce African Women in Europe founders: Joy Wanjiru Zenz (Founder) and Wambui Njau (Co-Founder)
|8:10 pm to 08:20 pm
||Entertainment: Apelles Ogaga also known as Ella the “Kenyan Song bird”
|08:20 pm to 09:00 pm
||Introduce Mr Baba Inusa specialist in Sickle Cell and presentation of an awareness film produced in UK.
|09:00 pm to 09:30 pm
||Entertainment: Renowned International Gospel Dancers
|09:30 pm to 09:50 pm
||1st group: Awards Ceremony
|09:50 pm to 10:00 pm
||Keynote motivational speaker address:Councillor of Parsloe Ward, Barking and Dagenham Ms Elizabeth W. Kangethe
|10:00 pm to 10:20 pm
||2nd group: Awards Ceremony
|10:20 pm to 10:40 pm
||Fashion Show presented by Kemunto Fashions and World of Beauty
|10:40 pm to 11:00 pm
||Keynote speaker address: Jenny Chikar Okafor – President of Nigerian Women in the Diaspora (NWID) and Lawyer.
|11:00 pm to 11:10 pm
||Entertainment: Apelles Ogaga
|11:10 pm to 11:20 pm
||Thank you note from Founders
||Raffle and Open Dance floor
Payment can be made via Eventbrite
Contact person Mrs Wambui Njau. Tel: +447770981978