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Monday, November 24, 2014

WORKING MOMS AFRICA MAGAZINE SET TO HONOUR NIGERIAN MOTHERS


The efforts and successes of the Nigerian women in the home front, business, career and their community is to be rewarded by Working Moms Africa. The award, which is known as the Moms Awards will be held in an evening of Ball at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on December 6th, 2014.

In a press statement, founder of Moms Africa Initiative Mrs Mary Ikoku said that the Working Moms Award, after the successful 1st MOMS BALL last year, has again put everything in place for this season. This year’s award will hold a pre-award moms conference themed Succeed & Achieve in the morning. The Award recognises and honours mothers from different walks of life who have achieved a commendable feat with pursuing a chosen career or business while raising the family.


Commenting on the event, Project Director, and Founder, Moms Africa, Mrs. Mary Ikoku said, “A good majority of mothers all across the country work in various capacities as career climbing executives, entrepreneurs and home makers. Moms play major roles in the society. Through their work at home, in businesses, at the office and in our communities, they provide support within their families, works, and businesses. Through volunteers they run or actively participate in the many support organisations within the community”.
According to her, the awards will provide mothers from across the different spectrum and across Nigeria with an opportunity to be recognised and nominated for their contributions in the world of work, business, home, ministry and their communities.
She noted that Nigerian women make up much of the population and deserve to be honoured for the roles they are playing in the home, office and the community saying that the reward covers moms of all age brackets in the country.

She disclosed that the award is in ten categories namely: Working Mom of the Year, Mom In Media, New To Motherhood, Working Mom In Banking/Finance, Science & Tech Mom, Trailblazer Mom, Bum Up Mom (life Transformer), Super Mom Category, Momprenuer Best Organisation For Working Mom, Mom In Art/Fashion/Style, Stay At Home/Community Award. There are 3 Special Categories namely, Mom to Greatness, Power Mom and Voice/Mother Theresa Award


Ikoku explained that the ‘Working Mom of the year’ category will be presented to a Nigerian working mom who has risen to the peak of her career, contributing effectively to her communities and at the same time raising her young children well while the Momprenuer category will reward a mum whose family and company is successful, reflects her value and supports local community just as the ‘New to Motherhood’  is for an exceptional young mother who is making an impact within the family, work, business, and wider community.

She added that the Working mom In Media is for those moms who have positive influence and are strong role models who we turn to for breaking news and to illuminate the issues that matter to us and to our families while The Trailblazer Mom is a mom who discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular, through teaching, mentoring, research and services. She has had a profound influence in the society in the lives of thousands of new and intending mothers, has a large fan base and redefining what it means to be famous today. This mom must also be seen as great at home raising trailblazer kids.

She also said that while the Mom in Banking Award honors the mothers in the banking sector, nominations are called for major power players, handling billions of Naira in assets and staffs of thousands or are in a role of decisions making process that shape the bank policies, the Mom In Art/Fashion/Design will be for moms making inroads through their talent as fashion designers and stylists in spite of all these are raising great family while the Bump Up Award will be presented to a Mum who has, against the odds, totally turned their life or the life of their family around as a result of their faith and have used an ugly circumstance to impact lives. Super Mom Category focuses more on Moms in the lower strata of the society. They thrive in their semi-skilled and most times unskilled labour to raise and mold lives up to an enviable level. They are the unsung Heroines of our time.
Grand Mother of mature years (60+) who has raised men and women of influence and character and is actively involved in the lives of her children though now grown. she provides good counsel and is active in her community through good works will be rewarded in the Mom To Greatness Award category.
Nomination for the award, according to her has closed. She is calling on Nigerians to log onto http://www.momsafrica.com/event and register to attend adding that judges for the award are Mrs Ini Onuk, Mrs. Chinyere Isibor, Prof. Chinwe Obaji, Mrs Ngozi Ekeoma and Chichi Ochei.

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