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    Judges for APO media award

    The jury for the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award has been announced. They will select the winner and announce the finalists later this week.
    Judges for APO media award

    APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, launched the APO Media Award earlier this year. The award recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.

    The jury will be in-charge of selecting the winner which will be announced at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference, Expo and Awards, hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October 2019.

    The members of the jury are:

    • Aïda Diarra, senior vice president for Sub-Saharan Africa at Visa. 
    • Rukmini Glanard, executive vice president global sales and marketing at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. 
    • Bola Adesola, senior vice-chairman at Standard Chartered Bank Group. 
    • Lee Martin, senior vice president, global strategic development at Getty Images. 
    • Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, founder and chairman of APO Group.

    The APO Group African Women in Media award was open to African women journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between January 1 and September 15, 2019. The stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.

    The AWIEF event is a prestigious annual gathering of global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors, who come together to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.

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    Source: African Press Organisation

    APO is the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa. With headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, APO owns a media database of over 150,000 contacts and the main Africa-related news online community.

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