By Genevieve Aningo

Maritime lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Jean Chiazor Anishere, has been honoured with awards by Women in Law South Africa (WOZA) and the Pan-African Women Economic Summit (PAWES), Tanzania respectively.


Anishere who was the immediate past Continental President for Women in Maritime Africa (WIMA) was named the Ist runner up, “Best In Marine and Environmental Award” as well as the one of the “Top 3 in Best African Law Firm” by WOZA while Tanzania honoured her with “the Progressive Leadership Award”  at its just concluded Pan-African Women Economic Summit (PAWES).

The WOZA event held on Saturday, July 30 at Emperors Palace Tambo Kempton Park, South Africa and the Pan-African Women Economic Summit (PAWES) on Thursday,  July 28 at Rotana Hotel Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 


Responding to the PAWES Awards, she said, “ I thank you very much for the honour bestowed on me today as the immediate past continental President of African Women in Maritime (WIMAfrica)”. 


PAWES gave credit to Jean’s commitment and performance in altering the tides of maritime law in Africa through her legal firm’s long years of maritime legal consultancy  for government offices and her current role as Trustee in WIMAfrica.

According to PAWES, “this honour is in recognition of your outstanding performance, commitment and positive impact as it has to do with your exceptional leadership in changing the narratives and perception within your organisation and the continent at large”.


PAWES is an organisation that focuses on building a transformative economy in the entrepreneurial ecosystem for Africa while WOZA is  the only stand-alone awards platform recognising the achievements of women in the legal profession in both South Africa and the African continent.

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