International Women's Day 2017: Celebrating 10 Madam Wokie Sheros
To commemorate International Women's day 2017, Madam Wokie celebrated 10 amazing women from various works of life who have been a part of the Madam Wokie's journey, and who make a positive contribution to the socioeconomic development of Sierra Leone. These ladies include:
Mahawa Sandy is Procurement Practitioner for donor funded projects at the Ministry of Finance, Sierra Leone. She is also a mother to her lovely daughter Leila Nyali Sia. Mahawa cherishes opportunities to be of help to those in need and believes that very woman has the ability to inspire, contribute and add to collective enhancement of the world in their own unique way.
Mrs Claurinda Morgan is the Group Human Resource Manager at Bollore Transport and Logistics Sierra Leone. She is also an amazing mother and wife. Thank you Mrs Morgan for you support to Madam Wokie.
Violet Asgill is the Founder and Managing Partner of Craft Human Resources, an outsource human resources management and payroll management company. She is also Director of Planning and Resources at The Place Tokeh Beach, and Co-owner of Warehouse Lounge, the trendiest bar and lounge in Freetown. Violet has a passion for community development and empowering young people.
Dr Yakama Manty Jones
Dr Yakama Manty Jones is the Information Management and Quality Assurance Specialist at the President's Delivery Team in the Office of the President. Dr Jones is also a lecturer at the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and the founder and CEO of the Yaks Manty Jones Foundation.The Foundations aims at promoting education in Sierra Leone by encouraging the reading culture. The foundation has launched a Textbook Drive with the long term goal of establishing libraries in learning institutions and holding events (quizzes, reading competitions, Reading hour, etc.) in partnership with other literacy groups. Dr Jones was awarded Nexte Sierra Leone Young Professional in Business 2016, and was nominated by the Africa Youth Awards for the African Youth of the Year (Female) Award. Dr Jones is a wife and mother two beautiful girls.
Aminita Dumbuya is the Campaign Director at Power For All, and a Partner and Project Manager at Masada. She is also a mother to two beautiful girls. Thank you Amanita for your support and for being an inspiration to women in business.
Christine Sesay is the CEO of Africas Moneypreneur, a financial blog helping people change their money mentality and culture. The overall aim of the blog is to help people save, invest and give.
Thank you Christine for your hard work and commitment to promoting financial security.
Ndye-Fatu is the CEO of Millenium Challenge Coordinating Unit and one of the coordinators of the annual Ma dengn Beach Festival. She is also a beautiful wife, and mother and friend. Thank you Ndye-fatu for your contribution to the the growth of culture and art in Sierra Leone.
Fatima Sesay is the Founder and Managing Director of Unimax Sierra Leone Limited; a logistics (transport, clearing and forwarding), courier, dispatch and messenger service. Fatima is also the head of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs Sierra Leone, and a member of the Power Women 232 Sierra Leone.
Nicky Spencer-Coker a lawyer, radio presenter and activist. She is also the Vice-President of Power Women 232, a network of Sierra Leonean business women. Best of all, Nicky is a mother to two beautiful daughters aged 12 and 13.
Thank you Nicky for all you hard work and most of all for championing human rights in Sierra Leone.
Christine Coker has been a supporter of Madam Wokie since its inception. She is also a fantastic mother to three beautiful kids.
All the ladies were dressed in Madam Wokie, using pieces from the tie-dye fabrics from the Madam Wokie Arts and Craft Project.