Founder and General Manager, Bahirdar Academy; Director, Ethiopian School Meal Initiative.
CEO and Vice Provost, St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College
Former Head, Educational Television Production Division; Former Board President, The Young Women's Christian Association
Former Minister, Ministry of Women's Affairs and Ambassador; Founder and Director, Women's Development Fund
Founder and CEO, Mujujegwa Loka Women's Development.
Founder and Director of NIA Foundation
WOE Celebrities: Bogalech Gebre, Frealem Shibabaw, Liya Tadesse,Rahel Mekuria,Tadelech Hailemikael, Tirhas Mezgebe and Zemi Yenus
Keynote Speaker Catherine Hamlin
Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) Sefanit (Munit) Musfin
05:00– 06.00 PM Arrival, & Welcoming of Guests
Art exhibition by Kidist Berhanu and Meron Ermias for the 2nd year by popular demand!!!
05:30– 06.15 PM Welcoming the WOE, one-to-one with WOE and photo session, with Guest of Honor,
with AWiB leadership, with family and friends.
06:30 PM Ceremonial Procession into the Ball room
07:00 PM Evening Program Starts
- MC makes a welcoming speech & invites AWiB 2014 President Ms. Seble Hailu to the podium
- AWiB film runs and Message from the President, Seble Hailu
- Late comers stay standing till seated by the ushers
07:30 PM Three- Course Sit-Down Dinner accompanied by live piano music
- Featuring Jorga Mesfin, an accomplished Pianist
08:15 – 08:30 PM St. Yared Painting on Auction
08:30 – 08:40 PM Music by Tsedenia G. Markos
08:40 – 09:00 PM Honoring Ms. Mary Jane Wagler, Leader of Temsalit: Phenomenal Ethiopian Women Project
09:00 – 09:20 PM Introduction of WOE – 1st four on film
09:20 – 09:30 PM Music by Tsedenia G. Markos
09:30 – 09:45 PM Introduction of WOE – 2nd three on Film
09:45 – 10:00 PM WOE on stage and Q&A session facilitated by MC
10:00 – 10:10 PM Remarks from representative of the external panel of judges
10:15 – 10:30 PM Keynote Speaker, Dr. Catheline Hamlin’s speech on Excellence &
Announcing AWiB 2014 WOE Titleholder
- Dr. Catherine will hand gifts to all WOE
- 2014 WOE Titleholder Reflection
11:00 PM Vote of Thanks by MC and end of program