10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Ghana's history doesn't do well to women, like every other recorded form of history in the world.

But some women have undoubtedly helped shape the current terrain of Ghana and ought to be celebrated for all their efforts and inputs. These bad-ass women are obviously the kind of women any parent should introduce to their daughters as prospective role models.

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1. Yaa Asantewaa

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

The Ashanti-British "War of the Golden Stool" was led by Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa with an army of 5,000.

2. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is a former First Lady of Ghana. She has often been referred to as the power behind former President Jerry John Rawlings.

3. Rose Bio Atinga

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Rose Bio Atinga is the first female to be Commissioner of Police in Ghana. She is a Frafra from the Upper East Region of Ghana.

4. Theodosia Okoh

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Theodosia Salome Okoh was a Ghanaian stateswoman, teacher and artist known for designing Ghana's flag in 1957. She also played a leading role in the development of hockey in Ghana.

5. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong is the Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana. She was appointed by President Mahama in 2013. She is the second woman to hold this office in the country, the first being Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu.

6. Betty Mould-Iddrisu

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Betty Mould-Iddrisu is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She was the Minister for Education in Ghana. She was also the first female to be Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana.

7. Hannah Tetteh

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Hanna Serwaa Tetteh is a Ghanaian barrister and politician. She is the current Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana. She is also the Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya West constituency.

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8. Joyce Aryee

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Joyce Rosalind Aryee is also known as 'Auntie Joyce', is a Ghanaian former politician, reverend minister and business person. She was also the first female to head Ghana's Chamber of Mines.

9. Elizabeth Ohene

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Elizabeth Ohene is a Ghanaian journalist and a politician. She was also Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports in Ghana.

10. Doreen Andoh

10 bad-ass women in Ghana's history

Doreen Andoh is an award winning Ghanaian radio personality, brand ambassador, occasional TV personality, and events host.

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