Executive Women Celebrate First Anniversary
The Executive Women Network (EWN) has assured President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of its commitment to working with government to drive Ghana’s development agenda.
The group made this known recently when its members called on the President at the Flagstaff House.
The visit was part of activities to mark its first anniversary and celebrate professional Ghanaian women leaders.
Commenting on anniversary themed, ‘The Rise of Women Leaders in Ghana,’ Freda Duplan, a founding member of EWN and Managing Director of Nestle Ghana said, “We are proud of the steps taken in our first year to lay down the foundation for exponential growth, influence and milestones in the coming years. Our first-year anniversary celebrates all Ghanaian female leaders and upcoming female leaders.
Mrs. Duplan also noted that EWN’s decision to honour professional women leaders with its anniversary theme was in appreciation of the role pioneer professional female leaders played in elevating the level and status of professional women, thus paving the way for today’s woman to ‘take a seat at the C-Suite table’.
Launched a year ago, the Executive Women Network, has made significant progress in changing the female leadership landscape in Ghana by connecting, empowering and promoting female leaders in private organizations.
Other executive members are Patience Akyianu, Lucy Quist, Pearl Esua-Mensah, Freda Duplan and Edith Dankwa.
“We continue to work on bringing on board more like-minded women executive leaders; we acknowledge that Ghanaian female leaders are changing the landscape. Today, we know more women who are leading in business and governance and the many more who have built and are still building businesses from scratch,” they added.
The Executive Women Network will be that platform that will accelerate this growth so that gender parity can be taken off Ghana’s to-do list and we can develop this country in equality.”
Aside creating platforms for inspiration, empowerment and support, this ambitious group of women has taken up social initiatives by raising GHC100,000 in support of the SOS Family Strengthening Programme, which targets about 100 children in the Chorkor and Osiem townships.