Celebrating Success: Highlights from the NWLP Cohort #13 Graduation Ceremony


On Friday, February 23, 2024, marked a momentous occasion as the Newcomer Women Leadership Program (NWLP) community gathered to celebrate the graduation of Cohort #13. Families, friends, staff, volunteers, and NWLP alumni came together to honor the remarkable achievements of the graduates. The atmosphere was charged with emotion as heartfelt testimonials and inspiring stories filled the room, reminding us all of the resilience, courage, and determination embodied by these exceptional women. Among the esteemed guest speakers were Jackson Enoh, PRUDE Inc.’s Executive Director,  Karen Hachey, PRUDE Inc.’s Board President, Rufina Ajalie, PRUDE Inc. Board representative, Seun Richards, Lorraine Peters, and Michael Sadavoy who joined in congratulating the graduates and offering words of wisdom.

The NWLP journey is described as one of transformation and self-realization, molding the graduates into empowered versions of themselves. Each graduate’s story is punctuated by moments of courage, resilience, and personal growth, serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration for others. Despite the numerous hurdles they faced, the magnitude of their achievements shines brightly, underscoring the power of perseverance and determination.


Recognition and Appreciation

The ceremony was not merely a conclusion but a commencement, ushering in a new chapter filled with possibilities and accomplishments yet to be written. We express our profound admiration for the graduates of Cohort #13: Bolatito Lawal, Joy Akunna Okoro,  Jennifer Lopez, Chiderah Obudigwe, Olowoshoke Taibat Olanike, Tetiana Kolinchenko, Ginet Bazil, Andrea Alejandra Santamaria Nich, and Tamilarasi Arasapandian and offer heartfelt congratulations on their success. Their dedication, resilience, and commitment to personal and professional growth are truly inspiring, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact they will continue to have in their communities.



Christine Eruokwu, the NWLP Coordinator and Newcomer Programs Manager at PRUDE Inc. extends her deepest appreciation to all who contributed to the success of the NWLP Cohort #13 graduation ceremony. From the dedicated team at PRUDE Inc. to the invaluable volunteers, families of the graduates, and esteemed guest speakers, your support has been instrumental. Together, we celebrate the achievements of the graduates and look forward to the continued growth and success of the NWLP community. 

As we celebrate the achievements of Cohort #13, we extend an invitation to newcomer women who may benefit from the NWLP to join us for the upcoming cohort scheduled for March 1st, 2024. Interested individuals are encouraged to complete the registration form and begin their own leadership journey through the NWLP. 



Through collective impact and empowerment, we can illuminate pathways for leadership and success. The program resources are readily available, thanks to the support of our funders, IRCC, and program supporter, RBC Foundation.

Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort #13, and here’s to a future filled with continued growth, fulfillment, and prosperity.

Share This Post


Learn how we helped 100 top brands gain success.

Let's have a chat