Ms. Aisha Zanna, a graduate of Mass Communication at Skyline University, has not ceased to receive rave invites from the international sphere since her graduation in 2022. She has recently been selected to be among the award nominees in the category of Grassroots and Civil Society alongside other guests that would be gracing the United Nations high-level International Women’s Day Award Gala 2023.
This year’s gala night will be on the 18th of February, 2023, at the residence of the United States Consul General in Ikoyi, Lagos. It is organized by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event will celebrate the exceptional women who are champions in promoting women’s leadership and gender equality in Nigeria.
Ms. Zanna has made notable contributions as an ardent supporter of women’s leadership and empowerment that made her secure a partnership deal with Skyline University Nigeria as a brand ambassador. In 2020, she made an exceptional stride in uplifting the internally displaced persons in society when she participated as a speaker at the International Forum 2020 in Montréal, at Centre Mont-Royal. Aisha Zanna also made an impeccable presence at the 3rd Annual Knowledge for Prevention Symposium K4P Symposium, in Rwanda in November 2021 and wrapped up 2022 with unmatched excellence when she participated as a Panel Speaker at the 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict Mandate 2022.
The International Women’s Day Awards is organized in partnership with the Diplomatic missions and Delegations of Australia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the European Union, France, Germany, the UK, and the US. The Gala event will specifically aid in boosting the visibility of outstanding women by, recognizing the notable achievements of Nigerian Women.
Last year’s event gathered some renowned personalities including Chimamanda Adichie who delivered an inspiring keynote speech. Some of the prestigious awards to be shared during the gala include; Political Leadership and Governance, Private Sector, Grassroots and Society, and HeforShe Champions among others.