Since 1975, the world has celebrated March 8th as the International Women's Day, a day to honor the multitudes of women who've made immeasurable contributions to the progress of human society.
In the quest to empower women, good role models play a major part towards letting girls, and young women see what the positive outcome of education, and following ones dreams can look like.
In this regard, YEN.com.gh put together a list of five inspiring Ghanaian woman who've been tremendous role models in their own special way.
Though currently embroiled in a quagmire corruption case that could potentially cost her her position at the Ghana Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Charlotte Osei's handling of the 2016 General elections was commended by stakeholders both home and abroad.
Hers is a testament that regardless of the perceived difficulty of a particular leadership position, women handle and excel in leadership just as well as their male counterparts.
Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Aba Anamoah's career in Ghanaian broadcasting has almost always been a stellar one. But perhaps her defining moment was after she was dismissed - many believe unfairly - by TV3 due to what she later referred to as a "joke" on social media.
The celebrated broadcast journalist kept her confidence, and soon landed what she's recently said is a better work situation than the one she had with TV3. And now as GhOne's News Editor, we can all understand that.
Nana Ama McBrown
A celebrated actress who has risen to become one of the most adored characters on the Ghanaian silver screen, Nana Ama McBrown is flesh and blood proof that hard work, perseverance, and a sense of self-worth eventually pays off.
If there's one popular Ghanaian woman who's life best exemplifies the pure potential of following one's dreams, it would be Laila Djansi. Growing up between India and Ghana, she said she wanted to be a gynecologist but ended up in the film industry simply by doing what she loves to do best.
Daughter to the first president of the fourth republic, Zanetor Rawlings, as she is popularly known, may not have had to toil with difficult circumstances growing up, although she is still a great source of inspiration for young women.
Her hands-on approach and ability to feel at ease among the general public has also endeared her severely to her constituents.
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