Winners Women's Social Leadership Awards
posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 10:18 AM
Why these awards?
Countless women throughout the UK and the world have the potential to be inspiring social leaders - amazing women who, with the right support and networks drive positive social change.The OGUNTE Women's Social Leadership Awards recognise these women.
WINNERS Women's Social Leadership Awards 2008.
Winner Charities and Associations:
Jennifer Ogole (UK) – “Life Fm” community radio and “Bang Edutainment”
Jennifer came to the UK as a refugee and asylum seeker in 1980. She got involved in a youth group at the age of 15, became a single mother at 20, and started BANG Edutainment at the age of 25, from her living room. Jennifer is now the CEO of Bang Edutainment Ltd and LIFE FM, its flagship project, known as the voice of the community. In 1997, Life FM was awarded a five year FM broadcast licence and provides a platform for people and organisations to share information and grow their community, in North West London and over the world through their successful on-line presence. Jennifer leads a team that has enabled over 800 volunteers to have a go in media broadcasting since it started in 2002.
Winner Social Campaign
Rachel Martin (UK) “ADVA” - Regional Campaign against Domestic Violence in Devon
Rachel is an enthusiastic leader and communicator, who has helped to boost a partnership against domestic violence, increasing a pooled budget for services from £60,000 to £1.2m.In 6 years, the Devon County Council Partnership ‘ADVA’ has spear-headed wholesale change and introduced sustainability to core support services within the voluntary sector. With a background in external funding and in the private sector as a leading salesperson for Apple Computers, Rachel has demonstrated her ability to grasp complex tasks, identify the critical paths to achieving success and lead by example with her enthusiasm and forthright campaigning approach.
Winner Social Businesses
Julie Brown (UK) “Growing Communities” - Sustainable local food economy
Julie founded Growing Communities, a community enterprise, ten years ago and on a daily basis, manages 17 part time staff, a team of volunteers and apprentice growers, and various programmes such as organic urban market gardens in Hackney parks, weekly organic fruit and veg box scheme (the first community supported agriculture scheme in London), the weekly organic Farmers’ Market in Stoke Newington (the only weekly certified organic farmers’ market in the UK).Julie shows in practice how a sustainable local food economy might work. Her vision and everyday practice exceptionally combine truly strategic thinking with a grasp of practical realities.www.growingcommunities.org