Apostle Eunice Gordon Osagiede, a social crusader for women and youth empowerment has won the prestigious United States of America Congress Women of Excellence award for the year 2019.
She got the award along with 19 others out of the 150 that were screened across the globe. She is the only African woman that featured in the 2019 award. U.S. Congressman Danny Davis said that the 7th congressional district’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) is celebrating 7th Annual International Women’s day, March 8, 2019 by honouring top “Twenty Global Women” who have excelled in their respective fields.
According to Danny Davis, “the International Woman’s day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The 2019 theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart & Innovate Change”. The AMEC Awards Jury 2019 named Apostle Eunice Osagiede among the 20 influential and inspirational women who are trailblazing women using passion, indignation and anger to spark real change in the world around them. The achievement of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he said, requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions, particularly when it comes to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Based on current trajectories, existing interventions will not suffice to achieve a Planet 50-50 by 2030. Innovative approaches that disrupt “business as usual” are central to removing structural barriers and ensuring that no woman and no girl is left behind”. Further more he said “innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains for society. From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.
Based on the set criteria Apostle Eunice Osagiede was spotted through her biodata for the congressional award as a result of her pioneering initiative in women empowerment in Nigeria aimed at lifting widows, orphanage and the less privilege out of poverty. One of such lofty programme is TABITHA Integrated Services that targets job provision for widows.