The nominees in the categories below were chosen from nominations sent in by the public.
The responsibility for choosing who should make the final list of nominees in each category was decided by a panel of judges comprising of:
- Charmaine Noble-McLean, Director of Content, Premier Media Group
- Angela Sarkis, CBE, Charity Consultant
- Bumni Folarin, Lead Business Analyst, BP Oil International
- Sharon Pennant, CEO of Council of Black Led Churches, West Midlands
- Dionne Gravesade, Head of Church Advocacy, Christian Aid
- Diahanne Rhiney, CEO of 15 degrees and award winning business woman
The winners of each category will be announced at the Wise Women Awards ceremony taking place on March 9 at the London Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel.
Nominees and guests will enjoy a three course buffet meal, live music from African Praise artist Dayo Bello, husband and wife duo Clif n Marie & former Wise Women Award winner Lurine Cato, an inspiring talk from Dionne Gravesande and an inspiring and uplifting awards ceremony.
Leading comedienne and TV presenter Angie Le Mar will be the host.
They’ll be joined by special guests of honour Olympian Christine Uhuruogu and Shauna Muamba, the wife of ex-footballer Fabrice Muamba.
The 2014 Wise Women Award nominees are:
NOMINEES FOR EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG CHRISTIAN WOMAN CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN IN MINISTRY CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN IN MISSION CATEGORY
JOAN ST LOUIS
PASTOR ADEPEJU OLUYOMI
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN IN MEDIA CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN IN THE COMMUNITY CATEGORY
COUNCILLOR ELIZABETH KANGETHE
NOMINEES FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMAN CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN IN MUSIC CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR WOMAN BUSINESS CATEGORY
DR YANA JOHNSON
DR NESLYN WATSON-DRUEE CBE
NOMINEES FOR LIFE TURNAROUND CATEGORY
NOMINEES FOR NAOMI AWARD CATEGORY