We celebrate and recognize women of Africa who have shown industriousness, intellectuality, potentiality, and ingenuity These people have shown a high level of distinction and recognition and are a force to reckon with when it comes to sustainability in the African economy
The award is presented to recognize and honor a woman who has experienced several setbacks and has bounced back instead of giving up.
Presented to a big, strong, warrior-like woman, someone who reminds you of the mythical African women warriors.
Award is given to a special mother who does great work in her profession and is a great mom to her children.
Awarded to a woman who has shown excellence in her area of discipline or profession,
This is for a woman of great worth and beauty who stood with her partner through thick and thin.
This is presented to a woman who has spoken with different levels of decision-makers in power
Given to a woman who is Ingenious, original and inventive in nature. An innovator with new thinking and new ways of doing things.
This is presented to a woman who demonstrates and encompasses all the attributes above nominations.
Awarded to TWO WOMEN who have been best friends, gist mates and have stood by each other over many years (at least 25 years)
A young female with evidence of progress in her chosen field of work. The recipient of this award will be a young woman
This is presented to a man who acknowledges and supports women’s initiatives at all levels – home, workplace, community and media.
Amazon woman: Ventured into traditionally male sectors.
Take on causes and persistently champion those causes
Works hard to perfect their knowledge and art in their specific area of expertise.
Bold Pathfinder: Ingenious, original and inventive in nature
Innovative; came up with new thinking and doing things
New products or improvements to existing products
Has a resilient nature in her.
Mom like no other: Has a health balance of taking care of self and others
Early independence from parents
Energetic, driven by higher family values
Mindsets of growth and continuous improvement
Hard worker and Resourceful.
BFF: (Best Friends Forever) Award: Healthy balance between self-care and others’ care Empathic
Dependable; Reliable; Loyal
Generous(with their Time; their perspective; Listening Ear; Love, Money and Fun.
The Virtuous Woman: Evidence of having stood by partner, supporting him/her through challenges
Evidence of her role in the success of partner despite public/known setbacks
Evidence of homemaker nature
She Blossoms Evidence: of progress in her chosen field of work, taking bold steps
Evidence or recognition by her peers
Evidence of collaboration with others in her field and teamwork
Evidence of leadership styles that are reminiscent with bringing the best out of others.
She Speaks: Evidence of speaking to different levels of power to advance women’s development agenda and equity
Evidence of bravery and courage to address challenging and difficult issues for and with other women.
She Excels: Evidence of excellence in a discipline or profession, reaching its heights within a highly competitive environment.
Special Recognition of Bold Giants: Longevity; sustained success over a number of years across a number of sectors.
The BPaWA Woman of the Year: A woman who demonstrates and encompasses all the attributes above the number of above qualities shown.