Black Youth Awards Winner

Itiafa Akerejola

Award Won: Resilience Award

As vice president of the Black Employee Network at Amazon, she has consistently been a positive force for Black women in the corporate world. Her impact goes beyond corporate boundaries; she also participated In the Miss Pride of Africa beauty pageant. She organises community projects in Nigeria and runs a ‘Finance Friday’ segment on social media.

“Itiafa’s resilience and passion are evident in her drive for community engagement and education,” said Vaina.

“This award is a well-deserved recognition of her inspiring contributions to both the corporate and community realms.”

Other Winners

Dominique Nelson-Ashley - Winner of Community Recognition Awards
Dominic Nelson Ashley
Community Recognition Award Winner
TOA - Black Youth Awards Dinner 01
Peace Pullet
Positive Role Model Award Winner
Chizaram Ochuba (Winner of Excellence in Arts) & Carl Wilson (Black Creatives & Arts Network Member)
Chizaram Ochuba-Okafor
Excellence in Arts Award Winner

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  • Brand publicised on all Black History Month events in Tees Valley.
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