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The 2nd Annual GC4W International Women’s Day Awards Honorees

March 14, 2015

by Staff

International Women's Day

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Leadership in Civic & Political Activism


Joyce Banda

Dr. Joyce Banda
Honorary Global Women Champion
(Keynote Speaker)
Former President of Malawi, Former Vice
President of Malawi, Former Minister of
Foreign Affairs & Founder of Joyce Banda
Foundation

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Distinguished Global Women Champion
U.S. House of Representative from California’s
13th district, U.S. House of Representative from
California’s 9th district, & Member of the California
State Assembly for 16th & 13th district

Chief (Mrs.) Nkechi Okemini
Distinguished Global Women Champion
President of the National Council of
Women Societies (NCWS)

Leadership in Business & Entrepreneurship

Wendy Diamond

Wendy Diamond
Distinguished Global Women Champion
And Women of the Year
Founder/CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship
Day, Founder/CEO and CPO of Animal Fair
Media

Melinda Emerson

Melinda Emerson
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Founder of SmallBizLady, CEO of Quintessence
Multimedia, NSA Member, Author of Become Your
Own Boss in 12 Months.

Azita Ardakani

Azita Ardakani
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Founder of LoveSocial,
Listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock
Global Women Champion
Co-Founder & Director at Communications Axis,
Writer for Maximize Social Business

S. Lynn Cooper

S. Lynn Cooper
Global Women Champion
Founder and Chief Social Officer of Socially
Ahead & Technology Contributor to Black
Enterprise

Yinka Fayomi

Yinka Fayomi
Global Women Champion
Chairman/Founder of Foreign Investment
Network, Economist, Publisher of FIN
Magazine, & Board Member of African Women
University Zimbabwe

Leadership in Community Development & Advocacy

Sonia-Alleyne

Sonia Allenye
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Editorial Director at Black Enterprise,
Co-editorial Director Women of Power
Summit & Co-author of Good is Not Enough

Anastasia Dellaccio

Anastasia Dellaccio
Global Women Champion
Member of the United Nations Foundation
Global Public Affairs Team & Congressional #GivingTuesday

Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington
Global Women Champion
Founder of AWAKE EXEC® Conscious
Career Design & Former Director of
Marketing and Development at Dixon
Hughes

Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany Aliche
Global Women Champion
Owner of The Budgetnista, Former
Financial Literary Expert for City National
Bank & Former Vice-President for FP
YOUTHOUTCRY

Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood
Global Women Champion
Associate Managing Editor at Black Enterprise,
Writer and Web Producer for The New York Times
Co., Scripps Howard News Wire, & Black Enterprise
Magazine

EtherEjim

Esther Ejim
Global Women Champion
Founder and Executive Director of Naija
Worldwide Charities, Member of the US
Association of the United Nation

Leadership in Global Health & Humanity

Dr. Yewande Adeshina

Dr. Yewande Adeshina
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Health Advisor in Nigeria, Diasporan, &
Deputy Medical Director of the Reddington
Hospital & Multispecialist Centre

Michelle King Robson

Michelle King Robson
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Founder of EmpowHER & Former President
of MKR Media

Ana Rold

Ana C. Rold
Distinguished Global Women Champion
Founder, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the
Diplomatic Courier & Served as the Editor-in-
Chief of annual commemorative publication of G8,
G20, & APEC Summits

Leadership in Community Development & Youth Advocacy

Vivian Onano

Vivian Onano
Global Women Champion
UN Women Youth Advisor
2013 Congressional District Leader for the
ONE Campaign, Freelance Writer for Huffington
Post Blogs Page & Volunteer for Sustainable
Development for All-Kenya

Corporate Contributions and Leadership Award

intel

Intel Corporation
Corporate Award
Intel® Global Girls and Women Initiative
Received by: Suzanne Fallender,
Director, Global Girls & Women Initiative

Simon Venture Group

Simon Venture Group
Corporate Award
Retail Venture Capital, Investing in the
Future Innovation of Retail & Real Estate
Received by: J. Sky Fernandes – SVG
Managing Director

Men of the Year

Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye

H. E. Ambassador Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye
Statesmen of The Year
Ambassador from Nigeria to the U.S., High
Commissioner to Jamaica, Former Deputy High
Commissioner at the Nigerian Embassy in London,
& Former Professor at the University of Lagos

Professor Oke

Professor David Oke
Statesmen of The Year
Chief Medical Director at the Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital, Member of the
Association of Physicians of Nigeria, Nigerian
Cardiac Society & the Nigerian Medical Association.

Mr. Olusegun Awolowo

MR. OLUSEGUN AWOLOWO EXECUTIVE
Statesmen of The Year
Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

H.R.H. Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari
Emir of Ilorin
Statesmen of The Year

GC4W Champion of the Year

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Alvin Grant
GC4W Champion of the Year
Software Engineer for CBS Corporation,
Freelance Web Designer & Developer, Small Business Branding Development

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