Years ago, many Ghanaians would never have entertained the prospect of a woman becoming the president of the republic of Ghana.
Even in present day people still hold out certain reservations. We should not forget that many of Ghanaian achievements came about as a result of the toils of the Ghanaian women.
From independence to girl-child education, Ghana is definitely where it is today from the sweat of the Ghanaian woman.
These are a few leading ladies who proven that it is high time a woman took up this herculean task:
1. Mrs. Jocelyn Bamford Addo
The first woman to be the Speaker of Parliament has shown tremendous zeal and tenacity in such a male dominated field. Her tenure as the speaker demonstrate fairness to both the majority and minority sides of the house and managed to set a good example for other women striving to climb the political ladder since the political scene in Ghana can be unfair for most women. Her achievements are remarkable and deserves a seat at the high table.
2. Theodora Wood
The woman that succeeded Madam Jocelyn as the chief justice of Ghana. She maintains this position till date and is the fourth highest official in Ghana. She constantly makes waves in the Judicial Branch and is very revered by her peers. Her dedication to the judiciary system begun in the University of Ghana and from there the sky was just the beginning for her.
3. Joyce Aryee
She served as the Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber and Mines for about 10 years and currently the Chief Executive of the Salt and Light ministry. She has demonstrated that she is highly discilined and very much self motivated and much can be expected from her.
4. Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong
She is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Much can be said about her work and her prosecution of criminals is a task that many will not be up to par but Marietta has proven that a woman can handle it like a boss.
5. Charlotte Osei
She has been making waves as the Electoral Commissioner and holds a rep for being strict with the dissemination and going in accordance with the laws that have been stipulated. Although she is receiving a lot of backlash for her recent decisions it she manages to be head strong in her convictions.
6. Akua Donkor
Indeed she makes the list. One would wonder how but in all honesty although she is illiterate she has excelled in her line of work and her achievements are recognized nationwide. The most fascinating aspect of it all is that she did not require an education to achieve success neither did it stop her from running as president of Ghana.
7. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
Nana Konadu can be the ''Poster-Child'' or to some extent be considered as the Hilary Clinton of Ghana. She has been the president of the 31st December Women's Movement since 1982 and played a crucial role in the adoption of the "Intestate Succession Law'' and has devoted much of her time towards charitable endeavors.
8. Elizabeth Ohene
She is a writer as well as a former minister. Her work with the BBC as producer of radio programs to being a researcher and columnist on Focus of African Magazine, her achievements are quite remarkable.
We give so much respect to these women for accomplishing so much and giving the future generation the needed tools to succeed.
You are incredible role models.