On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Lagos Preparatory School in Ikoyi, Lagos, the International Women’s Society (IWS) held its 60th investiture and conferment of Mrs. Ego Boyo as President.
The investiture ceremony which was compered by Jasmine Tukur (IWS Programmes Secretary) and Ifeoma Williams (Image Consultant), celebrated women who are doing extraordinary work and changing lives through a photography series that was displayed around the venue. The event was a call to arms to young women to embrace charitable service whilst pursuing their careers.
The new president, Mrs. Boyo, in her acceptance speech talked about the importance of women, children and youth affairs, “This year, our focus is strengthening existing partnerships with individuals or organisations that have a focus on women, children and youth affairs, as well as building new alliances. Therefore, we are planning to open our event calendar to allow for more meaningful collaborations,” she said.
Fun highlights of the day included performances by Singers Chee who sang a powerful version of I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston and Emma Nyra, who performed her new single entitle Love Vs Money and a spoken word performance by Bikiya Graham-Douglas titled Wait.
Below are faces of dignitaries at the event.