Bola Atta, the Group Head of Corporate Communications, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has been selected to be among 100 panel of Judges that will determine the winners of this year’s prize for journalism.
The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.
The judging panel for the APO Group African Woman in Media Award for this year, together with Atta, also consist of other luminaries, mostly Corporate Communication Senior Executives across the world, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by executives at diverse organizations like, Microsoft, Africa Development Bank, Harley-Davidson and FIFA, Coca Cola, Master Card, Harley Davidson, LEGO, Twitter among others.
Organised by APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, will host the prestigious award through a virtual conference from 3 December 2020, with the theme ‘Reimagining Business & Rebuilding Better.’
This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for an African media award, and it reflects the importance of recognizing gender equality in business and the media.
The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of APO Group’s commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent.
The award is open to African female journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between 1st January and 31st October 2020. The stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.
The judges will be asked to select the winning journalist, who will then be announced at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) Virtual Conference and Awards, hosted from 2-3 December 2020, with the theme ‘Reimagining Business & Rebuilding Better.’
AWIEF is a prestigious annual event that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organizations and investors gather to connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.