- Fortune/US State Dep organizes an annual women’s mentoring program in the US
- Sandra Ankobiah has been selected to participate in the 2017 edition
- Sandrah stated her invitation to participate has been due to recent charity work
Local legal practitioner, TV host and celebrated philanthropist, Sandra Ankobiah has been selected to participate in a global women’s mentoring program organised by the US Government in collaboration with Fortune.
For a little over a decade now, the U.S. State Department in partnership with Fortune has run a women’s mentoring program dubbed the Global Women’s Mentoring Program. Over the years the program has sought to connect talented, emerging women leaders between the ages of 25-43 in a variety of professions with some of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News’ MzGee, Sandra Ankobiah related that her philanthropic work, coupled with her first-time voter education tour in all of Ghana’s regions in the run-up to last year’s general elections moved the US Embassy in Ghana to begin the dialogue that led to her nomination.
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“It’s not something you can apply for, you are picked. US embassies all over the world, pick or nominate people from the various countries. So, I got call from the embassy…a couple of days later, I got an email from them,” she explained.
She also confessed that she was terribly excited when she received the emailed invitation to join this year edition of the Fortune/State Department program.
Sandra, who’s had a pretty active social media profile, has been relatively quiet in recent times. She told Joy News’ MsGee that her absence has been due to a shift in priorities.
“The focus has shifted a bit, I have been a bit too busy to be posting pictures or taking pictures. There’s been some growth…My priorities just gradually started shifting”.
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