U.S. Embassy congratulates Anne Amuzu of NandiMobile and Eunice Ogbogu of Eugo Terrano on their selection for the Eighth Annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with the Vital Voices Global Partnership, connects emerging international women leaders with Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders to encourage the next generation of women leaders to bring positive change to their companies and communities. This year, 27 emerging women leaders from around the world, including Ms. Amuzu and Ms. Ogbogu, will travel to the United States and interact with Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders, who will share their time, talent and expertise in business and leadership.
Ms. Amuzu currently serves as both the Technical Lead and CEO of Nandimobile Limited, a young and vibrant technology startup in Ghana. In 2010, Nandimobile’s maiden product, Gripeline, received the Best Business award at the LAUNCH Conference in San Francisco. In the last two years, the company has launched 3 products and attracted a clientele of over 80 companies. Ms. Amuzu is a graduate of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), and holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.
Ms. Ogbugo is the owner and founder of Eugo Terrano, a construction firm employing 25 staff members that implements road and civil engineering works. Ms. Ogbugo was recently recognized for excelling in the field of civil engineering and for her position as the youngest female civil engineer who owns a construction company. She was decorated with two awards for Business Excellence and Female Personality at the 2012 National Youth Achievers Awards ceremony. After graduating from KNUST with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2004, she worked with Contera, an engineering consultancy firm. While employed there, Ms. Ogbugo realised that being confined to an office was not her calling and therefore undertook a six-month course in entrepreneurship to enable her to start her own company.
2010 Fortune/US State Department Global Women’s Mentoring alumna from Ghana, Ama Pomaa Andoh, was recently elected as a Member of Parliament for Juaben in the Ashanti region.
This year’s emerging leader class also includes women from Argentina, Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. To start this year’s program, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the U.S. Senate will sit down for an interview withFortune Magazine, and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will also deliver remarks to the attendees.