Founder - Pastor Julie Oyebobola
The Women of Praise Award is held in order to give individuals the opportunity to celebrate, appreciate and award any woman in their life that has been a blessing to them, whether it be mother, friend, wife, pastor, or a pastor's wife, to show appreciation to that lady who has made a great impact in their life; by presenting them with an award and expressing in public their words of love to that special woman.
One of the greatest feeling in life is receiving appreciation for your efforts and this night enables that special lady to experience that awesome feeling. Its a night of fun, entertainment and a delicious 3 course meal in a peaceful and joyous atmosphere.
Honourable Woman of Praise of the year 2019 - COUNCILLOR AFOLASADE BRIGHT
Councillor Afolasade Bright is Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion in Barking and Dagenham – the first for the borough. Cllr Bright’s portfolio has seen her develop important borough events such as Women’s Empowerment Month and Black History Month, and work with organisations across the borough to promote inclusiveness and promote diversity.
Barking and Dagenham became the first council in the country to adopt a Gender Equality Charter in March 2016. Cllr Bright works to ensure steps are taken to achieve the objectives laid out in this pioneering charter.Read more
Honourable Woman Of Praise for the year 2017
Muzvare Betty Makoni (BA Gen, BA Special Hons) is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network Worldwide an international ch arity registered in the UK. Recently she was selected to be in the team of experts for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative was officially launched on 30 January 2013 by the UK Foreign Office. She joins the team as a Gender Based Violence expert. In her many high profile titles, millions across the world passionately call her CNN Hero as she was the top in 2009 category for Protecting the Powerless and was honoured by Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman. Betty Makoni might be the highest honoured and awarded African woman in the world with 40 local, regional and global awards for innovation, commitment and passion for her work to protect over 300,000 girls in Zimbabwe.
Wopa 2019 Nominees
Most INFLUENTIAL woman of the year
I have always attended The WOPA each year since it started but last year's one stood out. The whole excitement was in knowing the person who nominated me on the very night of the awards, The WOPA night is filled with Love, Humor, appreciation, uprises adn most of all tears of joy. I highly recommend everyone to be a part of the WOPA nightPriscilla Kofi
Receievd a WOPA las year and I was trully shocked. I was not expecting anyone to nominate me so i felt ectastic. Receiving an award made me feel special and appreciated. I thank God that he led someone to show me that in the midst of trials God still loves us. I am looking forward to my next award this year in Jesus namePatricia Mohammed