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THE YCEO: WomanRising Announces 2017 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women

WomanRising, a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) has announced its annual list of the 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women (100 MIWG) for 2017.

The list, curated by TANOE Research, was instituted to celebrate and acknowledge women who are breaking grounds, blazing trails, shattering glass ceilings and taking tougher roles. It was launched in 2016 and continually spotlights outstanding and positively influential Ghanaian women.

Sharing insights on the list, Ekow Mensah the CEO of TANOE, mentioned that the need for role models especially female role models and mentors cannot be overemphasized in the quest to empower women and in pursuit of the SDG 5 of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. He further mentioned that the 100 MIWG list showcases success stories of women that are shinning the light bright for others to follow and are by their exploits creating countless opportunities for women in Ghana and beyond. WomanRising is truly proud of them all he added.

The list, which cuts across 10 sectors, including Media, Politics, Business, Religion, Academia, Music, Film, Health, Fashion and Leadership, features 2 sisters: Farida Bedwei and Aisha Bedwei and a mother and daughter: Zanetor Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

Other notable women on the list include: Charlotte Osei, EC Chairperson, First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare and Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo, just to mention a few.

Below is the full list arranged in alphabetical order:

Acheampong, Rebecca Akosua (Becca) || Musician
Acher, Barbara Ayisi (Hon) || Deputy Education Minister
Addardey, Berla (Mundi) || GhOne TV
Addo, Nana Akua || Model
Afeku, Catherine (Hon) || Tourusm & Creative Arts Minister
Afoley Quaye, Elizabeth Naa (Hon) || Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Minister
Agyare-Honu, Regina || Soronko Solutions
Agyekum, Beryl || Echohouse Ghana
Akofio-Sowah, Estelle || CSquared
Akuffo, Anita || Fashion GH TV Host
Akuffo, Gloria Afua (Hon) || Attorney-General and Minister of Justice
Akuffo, Sophia (Her LadyShip) || Chief Justice
Akufo Addo, Rebecca (H.E.) || First Lady
Akyianu, Patience || Barclays Bank
Amoateng, Stacy || Restoration TV Show Host
Anamoah, Nana Aba || TV Host
Anim-Wright, G. Koryoe (Dr.) || AUUC President
Anti, Gifty (Oheneyeri || The StandPoint TV Show Host
Appiah- Oppong, Marrietta Brew (Hon) || Former Minister
Appiah, Jackie || Actress
Aryee, Caritas || Tatas & Friends
Aryee, Joyce (Dr) || Salt and Light Ministries
Asante, Juliet || Blackstar International Film Festival
Awindor, Jane (Efya) || Musician
Ayoade, Theresa || Charterhouse
Ayorkor Botchwey, Shirley (Hon) || Foreign Affairs Minister
Baneseh, Mabel Aku || Daily Graphic
Bawumia, Samira (H.E) || Second Lady
Bedwei, Ayesha || PWC Partner
Bedwei, Farida || Logiciel Ghana
Bingley, Gifty || AirtelTigo
Blessing, Joyce || Musician
Brigidi, B. Abena || Nimed Capital
Brobbey, Emelia || Actress
Cobbah, Esther || Stratcomm Africa
Cofie, Ethel || Women in Tech Africa
Danku, Kafui || Actress
Dankwa, Edith || Business and Financial Times
Dapaah, Cecilia Abena (Hon) || Aviation Minister
Darko-Opoku, Obuobia || Public Speaker
Dartey, Emmanline || EIB Network
Djaba, Otiko Afisa (Hon) || Gender Children and Social Protection Minister
Dongotey-Padi, Joyce Akumaa (Akumaa Zimbi) || Multimedia
Dosoo, Dzibordi || Allure Africa Group
Dowuona-Hammond, Betty Baisiwa || GhOne TV
Dumas, Joselyn || Actress
Duncan, Ama || Fabulous Women’s Network
Edjeani-Afenu, Constance Ama Emefa || Ghana Armed Forces
Ekuful, Ursula (Hon) || Communications Minister
Erskine-Amaizo, Anita || Starr FM
Esua-Mensah, Pearl || Media General Ltd
Forson, Lydia || Actress
Frimpong-Manso Shirley || Sparrow Productions
Frimpong-Manso, Deloris || Excellencia Ghana Limited
Gadzekpo, Audrey (Prof.) || University of Ghana
Hagan, Ellen || L’AINE Services
Hamenoo-Kpeda, Vera (MzVee) || Musician
Hyde, Peace || Forbe Africa
Ibrahim, Juliet || Actress
Kasser-Tee, Clara Beeri || Lecturer & Lawyer
Konadu, Nana Akosua || The Hard Truth TV Show Host
Lartey, Amma || Reach for Change
Lithur, Nana Oye (Hon) || Former Minister
Lumor, Claudia || Glitz Africa
Mahama, Hajia Alima (Hon) || Local Government Minister
Makafui, Fella || Actress
Marfo, Ethel || Junior Shapers Africa
McBrown, Nana Ama || Actress
Mensa, Jean || IEA
Mensa-Bonsu, Henrietta (Prof) || University of Ghana.
Mensah-Doku, Naa Ashorkor || Multimedia
Mogtari, Joyce Bawah (Hon) || H.E. John Mahama’s Spokesperson
Montia, Hamamat || Model
Nelson, Yvonne || Actress
Nettey, Mansa || Standard Chartered Bank Ghana
Noella, Wiyaala || Musician
Ocran, Comfort || Bank of Ghana Board Member
Opoku-Ware, Lesley (H.E.) || Petronia City Board Chair
Osei Tutu, Julia
Osei, Charlotte || Electoral Commission Chairperson
Osei, Gifty || Musician
Osei-Opare, Frema || Chief of Staff, Government of Ghana
Otabil, Joy
Oteng-Mensah, Francisca || MP
Pobee, Martha (H.E) || UN
Pokua, Afia || Adom FM Radio Host
Quartey-Papafio, Kate || Reroy Cables Limited
Quist, Lucy || Airtel Ghana Former CEO
Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman (H.E.) || Former First Lady
Rawlings, Zanetor (Dr) || Korle Klottey MP
Saforo, Jessice Opare || Citi FM Radio Host
Sampson, Caroline || Y FM/Kwese TV Host
Sappor, Patricia || Chartered Institute of Bankers
Sarfo, Sarah Adwoa || MP
Simpson, Mabel || Msimps
Whitaker Duncan Williams, Rosa || Whitaker Group President
Wiafe Addai, Beatrice (Dr) || Breast Cancer Advocate
Wood, Georgina Theodora (Her Ladyship) || Former Chief Justice
Zakariah, Abibata Shanni Mahama || MASLOC
Zuh, Zynell || Actress
Source: Prince Akpah, Head, TANOE Research

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