Awards

Awards

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

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The Resilient Woman

The award is presented to recognize and honor a woman who has experienced several setbacks and has bounced back instead of giving up.

A woman who has shown a tremendous level of recovery; a level of vitality following a setback. A woman that has demonstrated growth of business/income to support herself and others.
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The Amazon

Presented to a big, strong, warrior-like woman, someone who reminds you of the mythical African women warriors.

The recipient of the award is a statuesque yet athletic woman who ventured into traditional male sectors, took on causes and persistently championed it
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Mom Like No Other

Award is given to a special mother who does great work in her profession and is a great mom to her children.

A woman who demonstrates a healthy balance of taking care of herself and others. An energetic woman with a growth mindset who early in life was independent of parents and is driven by high family values.
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She Excels

Awarded to a woman who has shown excellence in her area of discipline or profession,

reaching its’ heights within a highly competitive environment.
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The Virtuous Woman

This is for a woman of great worth and beauty who stood with her partner through thick and thin.

A woman who has shown evidence of having stood by partner, supporting him/her through challenges. A homemaker who played a key role in the success of her partner despite public/known setbacks.
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She Speaks

This is presented to a woman who has spoken with different levels of decision-makers in power

to advance women’s development agenda and equity. A woman who has shown bravery and courage to address challenging and difficult issues for and with other women.
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2021 Bold Pathfinding Woman

Given to a woman who is Ingenious, original and inventive in nature. An innovator with new thinking and new ways of doing things.

A purpose-driven woman who has made significant contributions to developing new products or made improvements to existing ones. A woman who has a resilient nature in her.
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BPaWA Woman of the Year

This is presented to a woman who demonstrates and encompasses all the attributes above nominations.

 

 

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The Best Friends Forever (BFF)

Awarded to TWO WOMEN who have been best friends, gist mates and have stood by each other over many years (at least 25 years)

with a healthy balance between self-care and care for others. Women who have shown empathy, always willing to share their perspectives, are dependable, reliable, loyal and generous with their time, money and are fun to be around.
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She Blossoms

A young female with evidence of progress in her chosen field of work. The recipient of this award will be a young woman

recognized for collaborating with others in her field of has shown leadership styles that are reminiscent of bringing the best out of others taking bold steps. A young woman who has been recognized by her peers for her excellent teamwork.
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2021 BPaWA Supportive Man of Africa

This is presented to a man who acknowledges and supports women’s initiatives at all levels – home, workplace, community and media.

He upholds the true values of an African woman- a pathfinder, a leader, a nurturer, a visionary, and an equal.
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Award Descriptions

  1. Resilient Woman: is presented to recognize and honor a woman who has experienced several setbacks and has bounced back instead of giving up. A woman who has shown a tremendous level of recovery; a level of vitality following a setback. A woman that has demonstrated growth of business/income to support herself and others.
  2. Amazon Woman: is presented to a big, strong, warrior-like woman, someone who reminds you of the mythical African women warriors. The recipient of this award is a statuesque yet athletic woman who ventured into traditionally male sectors, took on causes and persistently championed those causes. A woman who works hard to perfect her knowledge and art in her specific area of expertise.
  3. 2021 Bold Pathfinding Woman: is presented to a woman who is Ingenious, original and inventive in nature. An innovator with new thinking and new ways of doing things. A purpose-driven woman who has made significant contributions to developing new products or made improvements to existing ones. A woman who has a resilient nature in her.
  4. Mum Like No Other: is presented to a special kind of mother who does great work in her profession and is a great mom to her children. A woman who demonstrates a healthy balance of taking care of herself and others. An energetic woman with a growth mindset who early in life was independent of parents and is driven by high family values.
  5. The Best Friends Forever (BFF): is presented to TWO WOMEN who have been best friends, gist mates and have stood by each other over many years (at least 25 years) with a healthy balance between self-care and care for others. Women who have shown empathy, always willing to share their perspectives, are dependable, reliable, loyal and generous with their time, money and are fun to be around.
  6. The Virtuous Woman: is presented to a woman of great worth and beauty who stood with her partner through thick and thin. A woman who has shown evidence of having stood by partner, supporting him/her through challenges. A homemaker who played a key role in the success of her partner despite public/known setbacks.
  7. She Blossoms: is presented to a young female with evidence of progress in her chosen field of work. The recipient of this award will be a young woman recognized for collaborating with others in her field of has shown leadership styles that are reminiscent of bringing the best out of others taking bold steps. A young woman who has been recognized by her peers for her excellent teamwork.
  8. She Speaks: is presented to a woman who has spoken with different levels of decision-makers in power to advance women’s development agenda and equity. A woman who has shown bravery and courage to address challenging and difficult issues for and with other women.
  9. She Excels: is presented to a woman who has shown excellence in her area of discipline or profession, reaching its’ heights within a highly competitive environment.
  10. 2021 BPaWA Supportive Man of Africa: is presented to a man who acknowledges and supports women’s initiatives at all levels – home, workplace, community and media. He upholds the true values of an African woman- a pathfinder, a leader, a nurturer, a visionary, and an equal.
  11. The BPaWA Woman of the Year: is presented to a woman who demonstrates and encompasses all the attributes above nominations.

 

Award Criteria

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
Purpose-driven
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.

    Award Process

    1. Voting or Selection
    2. An online nomination process
    3. Inclusion
    4. Exclusion
    5. Coverage and Engagement