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GWEN Luminary Awards

Shining a Light on Compassion and Contribution

Our annual GWEN Luminary Awards celebrates individuals who are making a difference in the world through acts of kindness, leadership, mentorship, community building, and human rights activism.

We are proud of the six year history of honoring those who are shining a spotlight in the world as GWEN Luminary Award Recipients.

Since COVID and lockdown, we had to bring our awards show virtual. Here is a link to GWEN Luminary Hollywood to Nollywood Awards for 2020. Stay tuned for details for the 6 Annual Awards on December 11, 2021 HERE ARE OUR PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS! Media Contact: Tess Cacciatore tcacciatore@gwennetwork.org

GWEN Luminary Award Winners

Fran Drescher USA (Actress/Activist) 2016

Cancer Schmancer

Rahana Sadau Nigeria (Actress/Activist) 2017

Wikipedia

Lizzie Sider USA (Singer/Activist) 2018

Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day

Joni Mitchell USA (Icon/Activist) 2018

Wikipedia

Brenda Brown USA (Entrepreneur) 2018

Website

AnnaLynne McCord USA (Actress/Activist) 2018

Together 1 Heart

Carey Pena USA (Journalism) 2019

Website

Lea Marquez Peterson USA (Political Activist) 2019

Wikipedia

Dena Patton USA (Women Entrepreneur) 2019

Website

Bonnie Bishop USA (Friends of Africa) 2019

Website

Lori Goldberg USA (Global Family Philanthropy) 2019

Website

Dionne Warwick USA (Music Icon) 2020

Wikipedia

Verdine White USA (Earth Wind & Fire) 2020

Wikipedia

Cat Cora USA (Chefs for Humanity) 2020

Website

Sonita Afghanastan (Rapper/Activist) 2020

Wikipedia

Bongoes Ikwue Nigeria (Artist/Activist) 2020

Wikipedia

Dame Julie Okah-Donli Nigeria (Sex Trafficking Activist) 2020

Wikipedia

Dr Eisha Attai Africa (African Women Leadership Org) 2020

Website

2 Baba aka 2Face Idibia Nigeria (Artist/Philanthropist) 2020

Wikipedia Entrepreneurial Stars

Fran Drescher USA (Actress/Activist) 2016

Cancer Schmancer

Lourds Lane USA 2021

Super You FUNdation

Ruhi Hak USA (Film Maker) 2021

Hope B Lit

Erin Toppenberg (Activist/Naam Yoga Instructor) 2021

The Water Bearers

Jane Britton (Activist/Producer) 2021

The Water Bearers

Sue Smart (Country Music Pioneer) 2021

L A Times Article

Kat Pitt 2018

Hope Gardens

Gina Abdullah 2018

Hope Gardens