Illuminating Ladies Win Prestigious National Award!

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Illuminessence is delighted to congratulate Illuminating Ladies Founder Grace Kargobai and current Vice President Isata Melanie Saccoh on their distinguish honour as two of the 2017 50 Most Influential Young Sierra Leoneans, by the Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship an Development (iLEAD).  The presitigious event took place on April 25, 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The award honours the ideas, talents, passion, skills, energy and creativity of young Sierra Leoeneans.  It recognizes the impact of youth leadership in championing interventions for positive change and development.  

Illuminating Ladies were in attendance to cheer the honourees.  Mrs. Rhoda Kargobai gave an inspirational speech, on behalf of her daughter, Grace Kargobai, when receiving her award.

Illuminessence is truly proud of the inspirational ladies as they continue to make a positive impact in society.  Their efforts are commendable and remarkable.  We wish Grace and Isata continued success.  Keep illuminating and shining your bright light on the world.

2017 50 Most Influential Sierra Leonean Award Honoree Isata Melanie Saccoh- Photo/Illuminessencemag

Illuminating Ladies President Becky Cooper, Vice President Isata Melanie Saccoh & Illuminating Ladies members- Photo/Illuminessencemag

2017 50 Most Influential Award- Photo/Illuminessencemag

Illuminating Ladies members- Photo/Illuminessencemag


May-Marie is driven by passion and purpose to tirelessly promote social change, diversity, equity and women's empowerment in both her personal and professional endeavours.

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