Some of the nominees are well known within church circles and include Pastor Celia Apeagyei-Collins of the Rehoboth Foundation, who is nominated in the Christian Leadership Award category, singer Lurine Cato, nominated for an award in the Music category, and TV presenter Rhoda Wilson in the Media Category.
Other nominees include community leader Hazel Nelson-Williams nominated in the Woman in the Community Category, Tobi Balogun, nominated in the Business category and Leah Charles-King who presented the video about the making of the Some Please Help Haiti in the Media category.
Other nominees are not so well known, but are doing great work in serving the church and the wider community with their professional skills and Christian attitude.
The nominees for the Wise Women Awards 2012 are:
1. BUSINESS AWARD
- Tobi Balogun – Time2Shine Ministry Ltd
- Katherine Gray – Friends First (Winner)
- Roucheon Iloyi – Fero Media
3. MISSIONS AWARD
- Abigail Okunola – United4Change
- Evangelist Gladys Ogbeide – Hope of Glory (Winner)
- Ruth Dickson – Heavenly Treasures Ministries
3. YOUNG WOMAN’S AWARD
- Barbara Soetan – Elevation Networks (Winner)
- Rachel Kerr – Rachel Kerr Music
4. MEDIA AWARD
- Rhoda Wilson – Cetstar Ltd
- Leah Charles – Leah Charles Media (Winner)
- Natalie Brown – Inspired Dreams
5. LIFE TURNAROUND AWARD
- Beverly Levy-Smith – Teen Challenge (Winner)
- Shirley Walters – Heartbeat International Christian Centre,
- Neomi Bennett – Neo Slip
6. MUSIC AWARD
- Simply Chrysolite
- Lurine Cato (Winner)
- Moji Olusoji
7. WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD
- Carmen Anderson – Sunrise Senior Citizens Club (Winner)
- Hazel Nelson-Williams – Nelson Williams Foundation
- Rev Marcia Da Costa – Love Unlimited Ministry
8. NAOMI AWARD
- Una Chandler – Methodist Church (Winner)
- Evangelist Agnes Rita Kwapong – Prevailing Women Intercessors Ministry
- Barbara Hudson – Church of God in Christ
The winners of each category will be announced at Wise Women Awards ceremony taking place on March 17 at the London Hilton Paddington Hotel.
Nominees and guests will enjoy a three course meal, live music from Premier Gospel Choir, MOBO nominee Rachel Kerr and X Factor finalist Beverley Trotman, a talk from Angela Sarkis CBE and an inspiring awards ceremony.