THE “GROUP OF NINE” (G9) GLOBAL LADY ICON AWARDS The Global Summit Group Inc. has proudly and elatedly announced that the Global Council of Women for Development will hold the maiden event of the year titled: THE FIRST LADIES FORUM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT at the Prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC, with additional programs holding in Newark, NJ and will culminate with a grand finale of THE COUNCILWOMAN PINNING CEREMONIES at the UNITED NATIONS Headquarters from Tuesday, October 25th through October 28th, 2016.
The First Ladies Forum and Economic Development Summit is envisaged to be an international forum for the comprehensive evaluation of the socio-economic, political and intellectual development of women in the new millennium.
One of the pre-eminent objectives of the Global Council of Women for Development is to consistently celebrate whatever strides that have been achieved in the march of women towards sustainable accomplishments and advancements on the global corporate and political turfs, and to showcase such achievements by the presentation of the Annual Global Lady Icon Awards, to serve as veritable motivation for women to continue to progress satisfactorily on all fronts on the global terrain. To this end, this year’s Summit will culminate in an auspicious crescendo with the conferment of The Global Lady Icon Awards, in different categories of accomplishment, at a special gala night event on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, on NINE women who have proved their mettle in different fields of human endeavour.
Ultimately, the aim is to celebrate the excellence of these women, and to place their virtues and achievements on a pedestal that is sufficiently conspicuous for other women to emulate as a veritable source of inspiration and motivation. These are the CRITERIA for nomination, selection and eventual CONFERMENT of the award: Ø Women of integrity and influence who have helped shape events in the world in the past twenty years. Ø Women who have manifested an indomitable spirit in the face of daunting challenges. Ø Women who have dared to breach sex discriminatory barriers to make their faces seen and their voices heard. Ø Women who have taken their destinies in their own hands, encouraging others to do the same, thereby nurturing and encouraging other women to bring forth the highest potentials within them. Ø Women who serve as mentors to others, coaching them to become the best that they can be. Ø Women who have dared to tread the unbeaten path in various fields of human endeavour, blazing a trail for the contemporary woman to follow. Ø Women who have demonstrated greatness and nobility of spirit, affording them the compassionate inclination of reaching out to others and making a difference in their lives, rather than focusing on their own needs alone.
Among those to be honoured is the First Lady of Ogun State, Dr. Mrs. Olufunso Amosun.
Meanwhile, the laudable initiative is the brain child of Princess Moradeun Ogunlana.
More About The Summit
FIRST LADIES FORUM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT The Global Platform for Women Leaders around the World! The First Ladies Forum and Economic Development Summit is envisaged to be an international forum for the comprehensive evaluation of the socio-economic, political and intellectual development of women, and enact social emancipation and economic empowerment of women worldwide. It will also be a nexus at which relevant stakeholders involved in concerted effort towards the achievement of the UN SD Goal 5, would converge to re-examine progress achieved so far, and to proffer workable strategies for consolidating on the gains attained. The First Ladies Forum, the GCWD will bring powerful high-level women leaders from around the world to participate in a curriculum designed around the concept of “Whole Woman, Whole Leader, Whole World.” Participants will return to their countries, communities, organizations, and businesses ready to achieve unprecedented results as newly minted leaders: The Councilwoman!