And this year’s ceremony included the first-ever Vision Award as a recognition of the work done by women around the world who envision a better future for their communities.
ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, March 26, 2021— World Women Conference and Awards (WWCA) celebrated women from 11 countries with its first World Women VISION Awards ceremony. Honoring the vision and impact of 22 women around the world, the 2021 World Women VISION Awards acknowledge extraordinary efforts toward Vision, Inclusion, Significance, Innovation, Outstanding, and Nurturance.
People from more than 25 countries attended the virtual awards ceremony, attesting to the importance the awards have for positively affecting communities around the world.
“Within every woman lies a giant that needs to be awakened. The award will provoke and influence others to rise up to be game-changers, tap into their inner power to serve and leave a legacy,” explained Ntsiki Ncoco, Chapter Leader of Johannesburg, South Africa and The Africa Training Leader.
The Awards recognize women who have vision and empower other women worldwide. Awardees reflect VISION: Value, Inclusion, Significance, Innovation, Outstanding, and Nurturance.
Extraordinary women leaders from 19 countries on 6 continents were nominated in 18 award categories.
World Women Conference & Awards is proud to honor these women for their courage, impact, inspiration and influence toward empowering women to bring about positive change in their communities and in the world.
Five women received the Visionary Leader Award: Desziree Richardson (UK), Dinorah De Haro (Mexico), Lori A. McNeil (USA), MEejie Chaparro-Traverso (USA), and Sharesz T. Wilkinson (Malaysia).
WWCA congratulates the following World Women VISION Awardees:
- Agriculture: Nkwenti Claudette Ngefor of Cameroon
- Art & Culture: Norma De Saint Picman of Slovenia
- Community Service: Nichole Henderson of the USA
- Education: Pnina Peleg Cohen of Israel
- Energy: Yolanda Mabuto of South Africa
- Entrepreneurship: Anner J. Echols of the USA
- Environment: Liberatha Kawamala of Tanzania
- Finance: Liz Aranda of the USA
- Gender Equality: Barbara Trower-Simpkins of the USA
- Health & Wellness: Barbara Kamba-Nyathi of Namibia
- Leadership: LaKisha James of the USA
- Marketing: Cristal Balk of the USA
- Philanthropy: Sarifa Younes of Australia
- Real Estate: Jennifer Gibbons of the USA
- Sports: Marta Morales of Mexico
- Technology & Innovation: Ingrid Vasiliu-Feites of the USA
- Youth Leadership: Amber Lyons of the USA
According to Global Grassroots Mobilization USA Committee member Baylan Megino, “WWCA encourages and trains women to shine in leadership positions. What sets WWCA apart are its unflinching, compassionate acknowledgement of the many difficult challenges that women have faced, and its efforts to empower one to thrive beyond these experiences – to become the leader you are meant to be in the world.”
The awards ceremony is part of WWCA Founder Ragne Sinikas’ vision for the women of the world. She encourages every woman to step in to create her own vision.
“Every generation gets an opportunity to make a difference, but the people of that generation have to seize that opportunity,” she explains. “Do you want to make a difference by doing something that makes a difference with people who make a difference at a time that makes a difference? I invite you to become one of the next World Women of Vision! See, believe, feel, say, and do things that others don’t. See you March 2022!”
World Women Conference and Awards’ mission is to reposition women for high performance, improve leadership, and encourage strong participation in economic and social development. WWCA is a part of The Untold Story Foundation, a nonprofit organization registered in Estonia, and established in 2019. Visit our website at https://worldwomenconference.com