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Jean Chiazor’s Ofianyi Chambers tops WOZA 2022 Award List

The Jean Chiazor and Partners law firm also known as Ofianyi Chambers has been honoured as top on the list of WOZA African Women in Law Awards for the year 2022.

The Chambers as well as the Principal Counsel Mrs. Jean Chiazor Anishere, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, both bagged WOZA Award, which held recently at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

The award titled “WOZA AFRICA AWARD 2022” Women in Law, Best in Marine & Environmental, has its first runner- up presented to Mrs. Anishere, while the Best African Law Firm Women Lawyers has her chambers, Jean Chiazor and Partners (OFIANYI CHAMBERS) as the winner.


The PAWES Award

The WOZA Africa Women in Law awards was launched in 2019 by Rehana Khan Parker and Asha Singhania and it aimed at recognising the outstanding dedication, achievements, and contributions made by women lawyers to the legal profession.

In a correspondence to Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere, the WOZA award team writes that : “Your law firm was nominated and has in fact placed in the top 3 in the category – (Africa) 5 Woman Lawyers or Less.

“The WOZA Awards – the only stand-alone awards platform recognizing the achievements of women in the legal profession in both South Africa and the continent – have returned after a two-year hiatus.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a blow to the continuation of the awards, the appetite for this platform has not dissipated. The 2022 edition of the awards continue with founder Rehana Khan Parker, joined by Subashnee Moodley and Laura Morwesi Dlepu.

“The 2022 WOZA Africa Awards Gala event is due to take place on 30 July 2022 at Emperor’s Palace. The Red Carpet and media session is due to commence at 17:00 in the South Wing of the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre.”

Noteworthy, Mrs. Anishere was recently honoured with the PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD at the 2022 Pan African Women Economic Summit Award in Tanzania.

She was nominated for the honour in recognition of her outstanding performance, commitment and positive impact.

Anishere earned that honour following exceptional leadership showcased both within her organization and during her service at different times as president of maritime women’s groups both locally and on the African Continent.


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