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2011 World of Difference Award Recipients
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The TIAW World of Difference Award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Congratulations to these exceptional individuals who truly "make all the difference in the world".

Read the "story" as to why each of these individuals are amazing at the bottom of this page!


First Name Last Name Country/Region
Hellen Acham Ketty Elungat Uganda
Kamal Ahmad USA
Mary Aitken Canada
Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi Ghana
Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby UK
Candide Bamezon-Leguede Togo
Umran Beba China
Anna Belova Russia
Maggie Berry UK
Lynda Bowles Canada
Geraldine Bown Ireland
Joan Bradley Wages USA
Jackie Brierton UK
Janet Burn Canada
Teri Cavanagh USA
Charles Coffey, O.C. Canada
Debora Csontos, CPSM, C.P.M. USA
Lynne Cutler USA
Zoe Dean-Smith Swaziland
Bineta Diop Switzerland
Patricia Douey Canada
Laurel Douglas Canada
Marian Duntley USA
Jill Earthy Canada
Neveen El Tahri Egypt
Bob Elton Canada
Gerri Facchine USA
Claire Fenner China
Lydia Fernandes Canada
Heidi Forbes Oste Sweden
Sheila Freemantle Swaziland
Margaret Galabe USA
Lori Greenawalt USA
Georgie Hearson UAE
Robin Hensley USA
The Honourable Celine Hervieux-Payette Canada
Elaine Heyworth UK
Ayaan Hirsi Ali USA
Doris Ho Philippines
Bronwen Horton UK
Harriet Hughes USA
Ania Jakubowski Greece
Meg Jones Switzerland
Audrey Kahara-Kawuki Uganda
Rehmah Kasule Uganda
Eleanor Kembabazi Byarugaba Uganda
Sundari Krishnamurthy India
Mirlinda Kusari Purrini Kosovo
Grace Lee USA
Genevieve L'Esperance Canada
Irene Libunao Philippines
Anne Lippert Canada
Paulina Lipska Camada
Thordis Loa Thorhallsdottir Iceland
Janet Longmore Canada
Florence Lwanga Uganda
Natalie MacNeil Canada
Sara Manzano-Diaz USA
Sergio Marchi Switzerland
Marjorie Margolies USA
Tereza Mbire Uganda
Janice McDonald Canada
Happiness Mchomvu Tanzania
Kimberly Miles USA
Madelein Mkunu Cape Town, South Africa
Samrawit Moges Ethiopia
Helena Morrissey UK
Barbara Mowat USA
James Mulwana Uganda
Yetnebersh Nigussie Ethiopia
Rusia Orikiriza Bariho Uganda
Peta Payne UK
Jacqueline Plair-Rushin USA
Michelle Pockey Canada
Wendy Pye MBE NZ
Helen Reeves Canada
Larke Riemer Australia
Rosie Rios USA
Cathi Rodgveller USA
Debby Rooney USA
Siegline Schneider Germany
Sarah Speake UK
Ruth Spellman UK
Joanne Stanley Canada
Steven Steiner USA
Carla Stent UK
Caroline Stroud UK
Jennifer Sung Camada
Cleo Thompson UK
Philippa Thorne Swaziland
Salsawit Tsega Ethiopia
Vanessa Vallely UK
Gayle Waldron USA
Brenda Walker USA
John Wood USA
Fiona Woolf CBE UK
Jacky Wright UK
Sandra Yancey USA
Dilara Yegani Canada
Lorella Zanardo Italy


Notable News of Award Recipients

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
The Lord Mayor Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE Link  more ] Administration 3/3/2014
AIWF Chairman Receives Leadership Award 2013  Link  more ] Administration 1/9/2014
Sally Armstrong Human Rights Activist | Journalist Link Administration 9/22/2013
McCully Announces New UN Rep Amanda Ellis Link  more ] Administration 4/12/2013
AIWF Chairman recognised on 100 Most Powerful Arab PDF (49.43 KB)  more ] Administration 4/12/2013

World of Difference Winners - Past & Present

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2012 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories DOC (1.38 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2012 WOD Winners List PDF (124.69 KB) Administration 10/3/2013
2011 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (750.79 KB) Administration 10/3/2013
2010 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (7.91 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2009 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (8.57 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2008 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (6.5 MB) Administration 10/3/2013

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