The 2016 Christian Woman in Media Award of the Wise Women Awards was Saturday June 25th awarded to Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye, for touching lives through her work in media for her platform "Women of Rubies", which runs as a weekend publication in the Guardian Newspaper and her Blog www.womenofrubies.com.
While making the presentation in the award show, which was attended by many bigwigs of the society, Pastor Marjorie Esomowei, the founder of Wisdom for Women International, said, “We send our warmest congratulations to Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye on today’s award. She has indeed touched the lives of many people with the many nominations we got in her favor.”
She added: “We, the Wisdom for Women International, feel encouraged in our work to celebrate prominent and virtuous women for their pioneering ideas and works in touching lives. Her platform, Women of Rubies, is one of its kind and a trailblazer – it is an outstanding platform not only for “Christian Women”, but other religions in the areas of encouraging and empowering women.”
On her reaction to the award, Esther noted with joy:
“ I dedicate this award
to every woman out there doing so much to make change happen but not getting the recognition they deserve, Women who go all out to bless the society with their kindness. Selfless women who dare to be different. Above all I dedicate this to God for the vision to keep changing lives. ”This award is a challenge for me to do even more. Thanks to every woman who have shared their story with us at Women of Rubies. May God honor you".
Also receiving the award are two women whose story were brought to the fore via the "Women of Rubies" Platform , they are Chinyere Anokwuru and Kathlyn Eyitemi.