Ghanaian named in BBC list of 100 most influential women

Ghanaian named in BBC list of 100 most influential women

A Ghanaian lady has been named among the 100 most inspiring and influential women from across the world in 2018 by the BBC.

Ruth Medufia is a metal worker who aims to inspire many more young women in the construction industry.

Her biography states that she is specifically into welding, an occupation is often considered to be masculine dominated in Ghana.

Ghanaian named in BBC list of 100 most influential women
Ruth Medufia. Source:
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The BBC’s 100 Women comprises of ladies between the ages of 15 and 94 who have risen above societal challenges to inspire others.

These include leaders, trailblazers and other women who have exhibited heroic actions in their fields.

The BBC will use their life stories to explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action and uncovering women from the shadows of history.

A statement from the BBC said all 100 women will be brought together to discuss things which they feel holds women back.

"Some will be telling us about what they will be putting in the Freedom Trash Can - our digital bin for all the items women feel hold them back," the statement said.

"Others will bring us stories of achievement against the odds - from the British woman who used her jail time to create an inspiring business, to the Afghan girl who was almost swapped for a boy,” it added.

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