Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network will join the host committee for the 7th Annual African Diaspora Awards set to take place in New York on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

The African Diaspora Awards will honor the new breed of African diaspora leaders, activists, designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The nominations over the years, has featured a cross-section of organizations, startups, and young talents.

The initiative celebrates innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst Africans in Diaspora aged 22 – 45. It has produced over 60 winners and over 1,550 nominees since its first edition in 2010.  There are 13 categories in all—ranging from Person of the Year, Advocate of the year, Entrepreneur of the year and more—and they’re judged by a sterling selection of designers and business leaders.

Learn more about the event here: ADA2017

Other members of the committee are:

Bette Mengesha
Saran Kaba Jones
Georgie Badiel
Rotimi Ogundeyin
Emmanuel Ohuabunwa
Mary Olushoga
Jessica Etsile Rapoo
Folake Eniola
Melissa Adeyemo
Mamadou Samba