Award-winning gender development leader and trade export expert, Olori Boye-Ajayi won the ‘International Woman of the Year’ award category at the recently held 8th edition of the Women4Africa UK award ceremony.
The event was held on the 14th of May 2022 at The Leonard Hotel, St. Paul’s, London in association with Brand South Africa. The award categories, some of which included Women in Technology, Women in Law, Mother of the Year, Career Woman, Woman in Healthcare, Humanitarian of the Year, and Businesswoman of the year, were judged by a group of independent judges through a scoring system.
The Women4Africa UK initiative is a pan-African platform created to spotlight and celebrate African women at their best while being an all-inclusive African awards ceremony to showcase living examples of women who have achieved across different areas. Co-Founder of the Women4Africa platform, Sam Onigbanjo said “Across the world, African women are doing great things and breaking ground in every field of endeavour. Our job is simple, to continue to celebrate our own and tell our stories”.
Olori Boye-Ajayi expressed her utmost appreciation and commits to continuously empowering and opening doors of global opportunities for women in business through all the work that she does
In 2021, she was listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women in Africa’ by Leading Ladies Africa. Olori is also a nominee for the international fellowship program – the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an exchange program by the U.S State Department for Women in Business. She is a recipient of the Entrepreneur Africa Awards for the ‘Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year’, and ‘Leader and Mentor’, recognition by the US Consulate Public Affairs office, amongst many others.