As the world mark and celebrate women today, YEN.com.gh is acknowledging all Ghanaian women.
On International Women's Day in 2018 we want to celebrate the achievement and impact of 10 Ghanaian women who have impacted their various sectors meaningfully.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights.
This year the theme for the celebration is #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
Here are YEN's 10 exceptional women who have made tremendous impact in their communities.
1. Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo
Ama Ata Aidoo is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was also a Minister of Education in Ghana under the Jerry Rawlings administration. She established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers.
2. Estelle Sowah
Estelle Akofio-Sowah is a Scottish born, Ghanaian businesswoman and the current Google Ghana country manager. Estelle was once the managing director of BusyInternet, a very popular internet cafe located in Accra used by 1,000's of Ghanaians to access the Internet daily.
3. Hanna Serwa Tetteh
She is one of the best politicians Ghana has had in the past few years. She served in different portfolios when her party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power.
4. Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (born November 17, 1948) was the First Lady of Ghana from 4 June 1979 to 24 September 1979 and 31 December 1981 to 7 January 2001, both times under President Jerry John Rawlings. In 2016 she became the first woman to run for President of Ghana.
5. Dzigbordi K. Dosoo
She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Allure Africa Group an award-winning premier spa & Lifestyle Business headquartered in Accra Ghana with an office in Washington DC USA.
6. Joyce Ababio
Joyce Ababio is an award-winning Ghanaian fashion designer and founder of the Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design.
Joyce Ababio school college of has natured lots of these big fashion brands we see today. Most Ghanaian fashion designers passed through her hands, from Akotua Gh, B’VENAJ designs and a whole lot.