Finalists named for 2016 WOW awards

Finalists for the 2016 Westpac Outstanding Women’s awards have been announced and it is a very impressive field of professional women, ranging from household names to unsung heroes whose efforts are being brought to light for the first time through WOW.

Finalists for the 2016 PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Sector Award:

  • Ida Golu
  • Gima Kepi
  • Bosa Togs

Finalists for the 2016 Pacific Assurance Group Public Sector Award:

  • Chief Sergeant Jennifer Aigilo
  • Dr Lutty Amos
  • Elizabeth Genia

Finalists for the Steamships Not for Profit Award:

  • Dorothy Lamin Koch-Waluta
  • Pamela Bobola-Krisimpa
  • Janet Yaki      

Finalists for the SP Brewery Entrepreneur Award:

  • Rita Awesa
  • Rita Jaima Paru
  • Patrycja Failou

Finalists for the Trukai Community Award:

  • Leanne Resson
  • Annastascia Wanasawo
  • Janet Woyengu

Finalists for the IBBM Young Achievers Award:

  • Christina Giwe
  • Jacqueline Joseph
  • Wavie Kendino

Finalists for the Moore Printing Sports Award:

  • Iammo Launa
  • Julienne Leka-Maliaki
  • Linda Diowai Wonuhali

Westpac PNG Chairman Greg Pawson said a record number of nominations were received in 2016, a great achievement for the 10th anniversary year.
“It’s my great pleasure, on behalf of Westpac and the WOW sponsors, to welcome the 21 finalist to the WOW alumni,’ Mr Pawson said. “PNG’s WOW alumni demonstrate not only what women can achieve when they believe in their own potential and pursue it fiercely –but what can happen when girls and women are provided with encouragement and inspiration through positive role models.” 
Winners of the 2016 WOW awards will be announced at a special ceremony later this week. The winner of each individual category is in the running for the overall WOW woman of the year title.
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