Pictures: Commendation galore as real estate expert bags leadership excellence award

A real estate expert and frontline advocate of affordable housing in Africa, Dr. Michael Akhuetie, has commended the organisers of the Africa Women in leadership International Conference (AWLO), for honoring Dr Jayne Onwumere, Africa’s formost real estate multi-level initiator, with the African women in leadership excellence 2023 award.

The award was conferred on her and other prominent African women at the just concluded international conference of the organisation which was held in Arusha, Tanzania, in July on the theme ‘Promoting Gender Equity for Socio-Economic Development in Africa’.

According to Dr. Micheal who is also the CEO of PWAN PRO, an affiliate of PWAN described the award presented to Dr. Jayne as a her coronation as the Queen of real estate in Nigeria.

He also said the award is an endorsement of her numerous roles in the housing multi-level market and as a philanthropist.

Dr Michael described, Jayne, the group managing director of PWAN as a woman who has defied expectations, shattered stereotypes, and overcome obstacles with grace and resilience.

He said her tireless dedication to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the housing sector has set an example for generations to come.

“She presently leads a team of 12 managing directors that head a conglomerate of independent real estate companies, which constitute the PWAN group. The group employs 150 full time staff and works with over 300,000 independent consultants and partners across 12 affiliate companies in six states of the federation. In less than eight years of operations, PWAN group acquired, developed and sold out about 100 estates,” he said.

Among those also recognised at the event were Nomusa Dube-Ncube, first female Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Professor Uduakobong Archibong, Professor of Diversity & Pro Vice Chancellor, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, University of Bradford, UK; Professor Engobo Emeseh, Head, School of Law, University of Bradford, UK; Senator Prof. Margaret J. Kamar, Deputy Speaker, Kenyan Senate; and Beysolow Nyanti, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations serving as Head of UN Office in South Sudan;