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FEBRUARY 11, 2016 on www.foxnews.com

Ever wanted your own, personal evening with Matt Harvey? The New York Mets ace is currently featured in two auction posted on Charity Buzz, with proceeds for one benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York and and the other benefiting the Global Connections for Women Foundation. Read the story

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JANUARY 14, 2016 on www.genevieveng.com

 “Ladybrille Influential African Women Entrepreneurs To Watch…”, this list represents a unique group of influencers. These are women who inspire other women and even men to pursue their own dreams; women who are making a tangible economic impact in their immediate and extended communities; particularly, this list presents an impressive collection of leading US-based African women entrepreneurs and business executives whose works and successes have caught our attention and commanded commendable respect. Read the story

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JANUARY 11, 2016 on www.ladybrillemag.com

The concept of influence is highly arguable, especially in an era where a burgeoning social media-controlled global society has led to the rise of a new category of virtual influencers. As traditionally defined, an influential person “is someone who has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.” Read more

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JANUARY 7, 2016 on www.blog.muipr.com

Earlier today, Global Connections for Women (GC4W), a charitable organization with global reach of 3.5 million people and a three-pronged goal to connect, educate and empower women worldwide, released its 2015 annual report on ISSUU. “The pages of this annual report are filled with inspiring journey and evidence of why there is a great need for a Global Connections for Women Foundation in the world,” said GC4W Founder, Lilian Ajayi. Read more

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DECEMBER 28, 2015 on www.blackenterprise.com

The Young, Gifted & Black Entrepreneurial Awards, launched in 2006, will honor leaders of color in industries including education, art, media, philanthropy, and entertainment on Feb. 24 in New York. This year’s honorees include journalist Lola Ogunnaike (The New York Times, Arise TV); young global philanthropist and women’s advocate Lilian Ajayi (Global Connections for Women); author, New York University professor, and minority education expert Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D.; Whitney Marchelle, international singer and songwriter who has worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Bill Withers, and KISS; Tricia Quartey, DDS, founder of Noble Dental Care, P.C.; real estate entrepreneur David Germain, and more. Learn more

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OCTOBER 25, 2015 on www.vanguardngr.com

Lilian Ajayi, a young Nigerian professor, teaches Marketing and Global Affairs at the New York University, United States of America and is a regular speaker at the United Nations on youth issues. She was one of the speakers invited by the Presidency to speak on the occasion of the Diaspora Day. Lilian Ajayi, who is very passionate about issues relating to women and youths, is also the President of the New York-based Global Connections for Women Foundation, which mobilizes support for women and some impoverished communities around the globe. In this interview, Ajayi speaks on some issues of interest to Nigeria and Africa, and what they are currently doing in Nigeria.  Read the story

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OCTOBER 3, 2015 on www.atlantalatinos.com

On Saturday October 3rd, 2015, the Honorable Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reedwill open the GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta. Lilian O. Ajayi, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) will host the GC4W Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more

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OCTOBER 3, 2015 on www.atlantaparent.com

Enjoy an entire day of motivational talks centered on the topics of leadership, business, success, health and balance. Connect with other powerful women, businesses and services that can help you take your life and career to the next level. Read the story

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OCTOBER 3, 2015 on www.africa.com

The 2015 ATL GC4W Expo is the premiere event dedicated to honoring and uplifting working mothers and small business owners. We invite you to come and share in an entire day of motivational talks centered on the topics of leadership, business, success, health and balance as we name the winners of the “Ultimate Super Mom” contest. Read more 

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 on www.blackenterprise.com

African American women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, and 61% of black women have given birth.These two factors account for a major need to provide resources for a group of women who continue to impact the economy and society as a whole, and the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) seeks to offer this with a free Atlanta event for working moms and mommypreneurs. Read more

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 on www.huffingtonpost.com

I was invited by the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Office of Political Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria — to speak on “Sustainable Development for Youth Empowerment” — and like others who received an invitation to speak at the Nigeria Diaspora Day Conference, I felt truly honored. But, more importantly for me — there was a historical relevance to the invitation and a certain nuance to the subject of our discussion — as the United Nations marks its 70th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women and Platform for Action (the blueprint for women’s rights). Read the story

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AUGUST 12, 2015 on www.huffingtonpost.com

The General Assembly Hall was filled with more than 600 young delegates with multifaceted experiences and from diverse backgrounds. Alongside the young leaders of today were United Nations Ambassadors, Activists, Civil Society leaders and High-level Officials… read more

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JUNE 30, 2015 on www.un.org

Global, concerted action was immediately needed to halt greenhouse gas emissions, put a price tag on carbon and catalyse green growth, the General Assembly heard today, concluding its High-level Event on Climate Change. Ministers, high-level officials and representatives of more than 60 Member States delivered statements over the two-day gathering, which also heard from experts from international organizations, civil society and the public and private sectors during interactive discussions on mobilizing stakeholders and a political momentum for ambitious actions on mitigation, adaptation and means of implementation. Learn more 

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MARCH 9, 2015 on www.newsroom.intel.com

Intel was awarded with the first ever Corporate Contribution and Leadership Award by the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) for its continuing commitment and progress made in girls’ and women’s empowerment and gender equality. Read the story

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MARCH 7, 2015 on www.Gettyimages.com

Getty Images Photo News feature on the 2015 GC4W International Women’s Day Awards And Fundraising Gala in WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 07, 2015: Lilian O. Ajayi and Wendy Diamond attend the 2015 GC4W International Women’s Day Awards and Fundraising Gala at The Library of Congress on March 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) see other highlights.

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MARCH 7, 2015 on www.Diplomaticourier.com

Lilian Ajayi debuts her 1st editorial feature on Diplomatic Courier: A Global Affairs Magazine:  “The Status of Women and Girls in Africa and the Rest of the World,” and she joins as a regular contributor. Read the story

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MARCH 3, 2015 on Arise Entertainment 360

Video: Arise Entertainment 360 TV with Founder Lilian O. Ajayi of GC4Women.org – her message on the importance of inspiring women and girls globally on Arise 360 Entertainment TV. Click here to learn more.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2015 on www.commaxis.com

As a female entrepreneur it’s wonderful to see organisations such as GC4Women making a difference and enriching the lives of other women and girls across the globe. Following the success of their first GC4W International Women’s Day Awards last year GC4Women (the Global Connections for Women Foundation) is celebrating the achievements of women on International Women’s Day with their Awards Gala on 7th March at Library of Congress, Washington DC…read more

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FEBRUARY 16, 2015 on www.Ventures-Africa.com

How Children of Africa’s Elite are Making a Difference in the Society. Being raised by a single mom was an enabler for Lilian Ajayi’s impressive career. The strength of her mother, Chief Temitope Ajayi, rubbed off on her while growing up and Ajayi has received countless accolades for her work in empowering others. Chief Temitope Ajayi migrated to the USA in the 1990s and devoted her life to doing business that would serve her community. Her work and contributions for the people of Nigeria and other members of the African community earned her the title of ‘Mama Diaspora’… read more.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2015 on www.blog.muipr.com

Africa’a 2nd Woman President, Dr. Joyce Banda, To Keynote GC4W’s International Women’s Day Awards & Benefit Gala. Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), the international non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, educating, and empowering women and young girls around the globe has announced that Africa’s second woman President and Former President of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda, will deliver a keynote address at their International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration event at 6 p.m. EST, on Saturday, March 7 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC…read more.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2015 on www.blackenterprise.com

International Women’s Day: Advocacy Group Honoring Global Female Leaders. On Saturday, March 7, in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, the Global Connections for Women Foundation will host the 2015 GC4W International Women’s Day Awards and Benefit Gala at the Library of Congress. The event will feature and honor women from around the world, in leadership positions across industries, who are recognized for their contributions in supporting female empowerment… read more.

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MARCH 17, 2014 on www.blackenterprise.com

Lilian O. Ajayi named “Power Woman of the Diaspora” by Black Enterprise
We’ve all heard the phrase, “It takes a village.” Well, Lilian Ajayi, a native of Nigeria, is making her mark as a social innovator, uniting women to help their female peers in underserved communities around the world. As the founder and executive director of Global Connections For Women (GC4W), she helps women find their voice and equips them with the resources they need to feel connected, educated and empowered…read more

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JUNE 3, 2014 on www.womenchangeafrica.blogspot.com

Bosschique(ism): An African Female Humanitarian Lilian O. Ajayi
Q: Finish the sentence “Women Change Africa because…..?”
A: The sentence is more like “Women will change Africa because Africa needs women.”
With the emergence and increasing campaign for “full-participation” for women – also a key initiative spearheaded by the Chelsea Clinton, Melinda Gates and Hillary Clinton – through the Clinton Global Initiative. Women are increasingly being asked to participate in policies and the economic development of their society and nation. African women are rising and increasing their participation in not only their homes, but in their communities and ultimately throughout their nation…read more

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MARCH 24, 2014 on www.Africa.com

Global Connections for Women (GC4W) Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day 2014 with an assembly of World Class Women Leaders at the Inaugural Awards Gala
In her opening remarks by H.E. Ambassador Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations stated, “When a woman has a voice, she has the power to change a generation.” Through this elegant affair the GC4W Foundation has augmented its noble purpose by gladly accepting the responsibility of recognizing and celebrating leading women as “Global Women Champions” – as means of obtaining their global support in fulfilling the social and economic needs of their female peers in underserved communities around the world. Adiat Disu accepted her award and stated “I dare not call myself a woman if I cannot give birth to opportunities for other women…read more

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March 8, 2014 on Applauseafrica.com

Lilian O. Ajayi named in top “20 African women with powerful and inspiring voices” by Applause Africa
Each year on March 8, we stop and honor women and their accomplishments – and raise awareness for their continued fight – on International Women’s Day. Applause Africa recognized 20 African women with powerful and inspiring voices…read more

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March 7, 2014 on United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2014, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Co-Chair Bahijjahtu Abubakar has been recognized as an exemplary female leader for her innovative work on environment, health and women’s lives. Ms. Abubakar – who is also National Coordinator for the Renewable Energy Programme in Nigeria – has been selected as a Global Women Champion by the Global Connections for Women foundation (GC4W)… read more

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March 3, 2014 on VitaminW.com

VITAMIN W Among Honorees at International Women’s Day Gala by Vitamin Women
Lilian O. Ajayi told VITAMIN W she is most excited about “celebrating the accomplishments of women in the global diaspora and recognizing the efforts of this year’s GC4W Global Women Champions. These incredible women exhibit the courage and commitment required to blaze a trail of success for the rest of us to follow. I also look forward to finding ways to collaborate in our separate mission and efforts — to empower women in greater numbers and further reduce gender inequality, especially in underserved communities across the globe…read more

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February 28, 2014 on Blackstarnews.com

Connecting For Excellence: GC4W International Women’s Day Awards Gala by Black Star News
On March 7, 2014, the Global Connection For Women will host the International Women’s Day Awards Gala at the Harvard Club located in New York City. This event celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action. This group of distinguished and accomplished women leaders will be honored for their commitment to women and youth empowerment and leadership…read more

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February 19, 2014 on Socialmediaweek.org

GC4W presents “Socializing Leadership in Millennials & Gen Y: An Emerging Global Trend”
The event is targeted at NYU students and other professionals with an aim to provide them with the forum to discuss emerging trends in social media, socialize innovations, and how to become a thought leader in the social stratosphere to attract the right opportunities…read more

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March 9, 2013 on Vanguardngr.com

A Woman in her Prime feature story: My biggest accomplishment is giving back to society
Late last year, the Foundation partnered with Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Clinton Foundation to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in the United States of America which was adjudged extremely rewarding. In this interview, she speaks about her accomplishment which she describes as ‘changing the lives of the less privileged…read more

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NOVEMBER 21, 2012 on TimesLedger.com

Bill Clinton makes stop in Rockaway Park West by Times Ledger
The former President of the United States and hundreds of volunteers from the Clinton Global Initiative descended on the Rockaways Sunday to help dig out an unlucky park that has fallen victim to calamity twice since opening earlier this year…read more

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