The 10th Wise Women Awards nominees announced

Christian women from a range of churches are featured in the list of nominees for the 2014 Wise Women Awards (WWA).

Churches, whose members have been nominated, include Redeemed Christian Church of God, Church of God in Christ and Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).

The list of nominees for the 2014 Wise Women Awards includes businesswoman, Dr Yana JohnsonPastor Adepeju Oluyomi of KICC; and gospel artist, Sandra Godley.

Other nominees include Esther Lagunju, who has overcome major health issues to become one of the youngest Black women to be appointed as a judge; Catherine Msoni, whose charity, Divine Rescue, works with the homeless, sex workers and the disadvantaged;  and Chizumie Dyer, an ex-offender, who now runs a home for ex-offenders and is a minister of the Gospel.

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Pastor Marjorie Esomowei, of Wisdom For Women International (WWI) and founder of the Wise Women Awards, stated, “Not only does the list bring to the fore some of the unsung heroines within Britain’s African and African-Caribbean Christian community,  it also highlights the broad range of work Christian women are involved in that’s making a difference in people’s lives.”

Shirley McGreal, publisher of Keep The Faith magazine, stated, “The list of nominees for the WWA 2014 demonstrates the fortitude, ingenuity and resourcefulness of Christian women within Britain’s African and Caribbean communities to respond to the needs of the people they serve with good works.  I’m excited that they are being recognised through this event, and am looking forward to the Awards ceremony on March 29th.”

The 2014 Wise Women Award nominees are:

 

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG WOMAN category

Kanika Mayi, Waltham Forest Council, London

Kika Ashanike, Pure Hearts, London

Sade Elliott, Gospel Arts Productions, West Midlands

 

WOMAN IN MINISTRY category

Lilieth Cardoza, Built on the Rock Ministries, London

Grace Sola-Oludoyi, Royal Connections, London

Janet Wolfe, Single Lyfe, London

 

WOMAN IN MISSION category

Joan St Louis, Church of God in Christ, London

Catherine Msoni, Divine Rescue, London

Pastor Adepeju Oluyomi, Haven of Rest, Essex

 

WOMAN IN MEDIA category

Tolu Adepegba, Premier Gospel, London

Clare Elevique, Jesus House, London

Katrina Morris, Heaven Sent Consultancy, London

 

WOMAN IN THE COMMUNITY category

Yetunde Adeola, African Caribbean Forum, Kent

Councillor Elizabeth Kangethe, Mayor of London Borough Barking and Dagenham

Donia Narh, Aces Youth Project, London

 

PROFESSIONAL CHRISTIAN WOMAN category

Linda Nnene, City of Norwich School, Norwich

Kanika Mayi, Waltham Forest Council, London

Esther Lagunju, Judge, Princess Courts, London

 

WOMAN IN MUSIC category

Sandra Godley, Gospel Artist, London

Lorraine Wright, UCGY, London

Andrea Encinas, British Gospel Arts, London

 

WOMAN IN BUSINESS category

Rowena Henry, Paul Henry Architects, London

Dr Yana Johnson, Yana Cosmetics, London

Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée, Beacon Organisational Development, Surrey

 

LIFE TURNAROUND AWARD category

Audrey Howell, Wesleyan Holiness Church, Bristol

Jemma Regis, Author, Herts

Chizumie Dyer, Temple of Truth, Nottingham

 

NAOMI AWARD category

Caroline Pinder, Leicester City Council Fostering & Adoption Service, Leicester

Nancy George, World In Need, East Sussex

Annie Ingram, New Testament Church of God – Epainos Ministries, London

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The nominees in the 10 Wise Women Award categories were chosen from nominations sent in by the public.  A panel of judges decided who made the shortlist of nominees.

The panel of judges comprises: Charmaine Noble-McLean of Premier Media Group; Angela Sarkis, CBE; Bunmi Folarin, BP Oil International; Sharon Pennant, Council of Black Led Churches; Dionne Gravesande, Christian Aid; and Diahanne Rhiney, CEO of 15 Degrees.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Wise Women Awards ceremony, which takes place on March 29, at the Guoman Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way, London E1W 1LD.

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