Tewa Onasanya, CEO Exquisite Magazine talks on the need to shine the light on leading women in various sectors. Tewa organises the exquisite magazine annual cancer walk that aims at increasing the awareness for cervical and breast cancer and free screening for people.
In 2009, exquisite magazine started an only female awards ceremony called the exquisite ladies of the year (ELOY) awards. The ELOY awards aims at celebrating women of excellence in different fields, empowering, motivating and inspiring others and it holds every last Sunday in November. This year, it marks its 9th edition.
The ELOYs is about celebrating, empowering, motivating and inspiring women of excellence in different sectors. The big aim is to be able to showcase these women as people that others could emulate or be inspired by to do better for themselves. Its also about making women visible in all sectors, to show our economic viability. Women are great for the economy, if women are succeeding in any sector, we want to shine the light on them to inspire others.
So far, since 2009, about 170 women have been awarded the prestigious ELOY Award. The ELOYs have become a recognition award women want to be associated with. Especially because it celebrates ALL women, its not selected just for our celebrities or socialites, but all women. It has definitely gone on to shine the light on the winners and made them even more valuable to themselves and their sectors. We noticed the trend that a lot of people that have gone on the ELOY platform (winners, performers)and have emerged even bigger almost immediately afterwards. We provide an enabling platform for rising stars to become stars and stars to shine brighter, thanks to God.