As part of activities to mark the International Women’s Day (IWD), Women in Engineering (WIE), has held a breakfast meeting at the Engineers Centre, Roman Ridge, Accra on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017.
WIE President, Ing. Mrs. Rita Ohene Sarfoh said the WIE subcommittee of the World Federation of Engineers (WFEO) has been recognizing IWD and impressed on national bodies to do same.
IWD is celebrated globally every year in honour of the remarkable contribution of women to our society. The day also commemorates the inspiring role of women around the world to secure women’s rights and build more equitable societies.
The day also remembers the voices of many women that go unheard and who continue to be dominated from securing their rights and realizing their full potential.
Mrs. Rita Ohene Sarfoh continued that this year WIE have come a step further to recognize the day by organizing the meeting to address issues under the international theme “Be Bold for Change”.
She hinted that the African Chapter of WIE intends to have an African Session next year. The host country and venue for the African event shall be discussed during the WIE International meeting and would be communicated to members.
She concluded that “I wish to take this opportunity to thank the GhIE for their continuous support for WINE, and prays that this shall continue to enable female engineers in Ghana to take all the boldness it require to impact change wherever we find ourselves to promote WIE and GhIE in general”.
The President of Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), Ing. Dr. Kwame Boakye delivered a cutting edge keynote address under the theme: “Be Bold for Change; How Female Engineers can be change Agents”. He charged the Female Engineers to have a clear vision and be able to communicate the vision clearly with others. He charged WINE to make an impact with the young generation by mentoring young girls right from the primary and Junior High schools.
The Chairperson of the program was Ing. Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedid, who coincidentally, is the President-Elect of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).
Her presidency will go down well in history as the first female President of GhIE. In attendance was Past President of GhIE, Ing. Magnus Lincoln Quarshie, Executive Secretary of GhIE, Ing. George Essandoh and other Council members of GhIE.