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Meet the 7th Edition of the 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women

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50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women Awards Committee has in a press released announce the list of the 7th edition winners of the 50 most influential women in Sierra Leone.

Press Release
22nd March 2024.

For Immediate Release

Announcing the Winners of the 7th 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women Awards

The 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th edition of the prestigious awards.

This year, the public nominated One thousand two hundred and one exceptional women from various backgrounds, districts, and professions, showcasing the impactful contributions of women across Sierra Leone.

From the initial nominations, one hundred outstanding women were shortlisted for public voting. Through a credible and democratic process, the public elected the 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women Awardees, recognizing their remarkable achievements and leadership roles in driving positive change and development in the country.

The Awards Ceremony, initially scheduled for 26th April 2024, has been rescheduled to 18th May 2024. Under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency,Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Former Vice President of Gambia.

This change is due to technical challenges that the organizing committee has diligently worked to resolve, ensuring a seamless and memorable event for all participants and attendees.

The ceremony will take place at the prestigious Bintumani Conference Center, where the honorees will be celebrated for their exceptional contributions and recognized as role models and agents of change in Sierra Leone.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and express our gratitude to the public for their active participation in the nomination and voting process. Together, let us continue to empower and uplift women as catalysts for a brighter and more inclusive future.

Below is the list of the 7th 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Women Awards Winners

(1) Hawa Sally Samai- Executive Secretary Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion.

(2) Her Excellency, Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone

(3) Paramount Chief Theresa Vibbi
Kando leppiama chiefdom, Kenema

(4) Hon, Dr. Isataa Mahoi- Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs

(5) Dr. Sylvia O Blyden – Politician and Gender Activist

(6) Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay – Member of Parliament Moyamba District and President Parliamentary Female Caucus

(7) Mrs. Marcella Samba Kamara – Chairperson National Elections Watch

(8) Jeneba Kpaka Bangura – Commissioner General National Revenue Authority

(9) Mrs. Frances Browne- Proprietress Dele School

(10) Madam Judith Boi Kosseh- Deputy Director General Sierra Leone Ports and Harbours Authority

(11) Madam Isha Johansson – Former President SLFA

(12) Mrs. Asmaa Kamara-James- CEO Rise Radio

(13) Mrs. Sally Adams – President Women’s Forum

(14) Hon. Justice Cosmotina Clarissa Jarrett- High Court Judge

(15) Mrs. Fatmata Clara Carlton Hancils Esq- Executive Director Legal Aid Board

(16) Ms Haja Salimatu Bah- Minister of Communication, Technology & Innovation

(17) Mrs. Tuma Adama Gento Kamara
Board Chairman, NRA

(18) Hon. Kenyeh Ballay – Minister of Planning and Economic Development

(19) Hon. Mabinty Alice Taylor Kamara – M P Kambia District

(20) Mariyam Konneh- AYV Miss University

(21) Mrs. Finda Fraser- Director General House of Parliament

(22) Madam. Martha C Karnagbo
Proprietress Women Development Association and Chairperson National Insurance Company

(23) CSC Susan B Koker
Director of Support Services SL correctional Centre

(24) Juliet Koya Sesay
(Juju Jeks)-
Tik Tok President

(25) Dr. Kadiatu G. Kamara- Deputy Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs

(26) Dr. Manal Ghazzawi- Medical Doctor

(27) Madam. Edleen Elba
CEO Job Search

(28) Madam. Khadija Nabie – Executive Director United for Sierra Leone.

(29) Mrs. Sylvia Kercher Bangura
Deputy Registrar EBK-Portloko Campus

(30) Madam. Lamisha H Barlatt- Entprenuer Bombali District

(31) Madam Nasu Fofanah – Founder and CEO Susue Group of Companies, Writer and Gender Activist

(32) Hon Catherine Zainab Tarawally
Member of Parliament Bombali District

(33) Prof. Fredline M’Cormack-Hale- President 50/50

(34) Hon. Lucinda Kellie- Member of Parliament Kono district

(35) Dr. Jalikatu Mustapha
Deputy Minister of Health 2

(36) Hon. Fatmata Wurie- Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry

(37) Hon. Hawa Conteh- MP Koinadugu District

(38) Hon. Princess Dugba- Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resources

(39) Mariama Gbao
Project Manager, UN Partnership for Gender mainstreaming.
UN Women

(40) Hon, Dr Tenneh Dick- Dept Mins of Agriculture

(41) Hon. Cecilia Mabinty Bangura- M P Karene District

(42) Hon. Phyllis Kapu
Deputy Minister Lands

(43) Mrs. Matilda Doris Sellu- President Sierra Leone Police Wives Association

(44) Madam.Beatrice Edwina Koroma-Kamara
CEO eWomen Bombali District

(45) Alice Browne,
Country Director, Princess Promise Foundation

(46) Musu Jombla-
Petty Trader Moyamba District

(47) Hon. Sia Mahawa Tommy – MP Kono District

(48) Aisha Bangura
Founder and CEO-Care Foundation for better Sierra Leone

(49) Ms. Eastina Taylor – President Women in the media

(50) Jemilatu Jalloh- CEO Jem Agro

For media inquiries and further information, please contact: +23279787464/ +232 77 218044



Edmond Alim B Fornah
Awards Committee Chairperson

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