Africa’s most illustrious lifestyle magazine; Glitz Africa last Saturday organised the maiden Ghana Women of the Year Honours at the Banquet Hall, State House. The exclusive event honoured 9 Women with exceptional careers and achievements in their fields of endeavour.
Proceeding the glitzy night was a conference that saw direct engagement between over 300 young women and a collection of esteemed women professionals who shared tips, wisdom nuggets and powerful stories, a Health Walk to re-enforce the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a Free Screening to drive home the prominence of maternal health, all under the theme Women Inspiring Women.
The Class of 2016 honourees included Grace Amey-Obeng, founder of FC Cosmetics and Klinik (Excellence in Business), Celebrated Newscaster Beatrice Aidoo (Excellence in Media), CEO of Airtel Ghana Lucy Quist (Excellence in Corporate Responsibility), Actress and screen Goddess Grace Nortey (Excellence in Arts).
The rest of the honourees included Cancer awareness campaigner Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae (Excellence in Health), Prof. Henrietta Joy Abena Nyarko Mensa-Bonsu (Excellence in Education), Social interventionist and Rehabilitation campaigner Abena Antwi (Excellence in Humanity), Technologist Farida Bedwei (Trail Blazer of the year) and Jessica Quaye Overall Best Student in the 2015 WASSCE (Future Leaders’ Award).
The host for the night was Radio impresario, Doreen Andoh with entertainment provided by trio minstrels; Becca, Nana Yaa, and Yaayaa. The honours presenters also featured such celebrated personalities as: Joyce Ababio, Maidie Arkutu, Prof Ken Attafuah, and Herman Chinery-Hesse.
‘This event fulfils a huge charter of our brand to continuously find new ways to tell the stories of enduring triumphs of our women which will slowly affect the narrative of African women into a much stronger and positive one’ commented the Claudia Kwarteng Lumor, The Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Glitz Africa Magazine.
The prestigious night was graced by the many celebrities, which transformed it into one huge party for enduring souls, the tenacious sisters, the women standard bearers of Ghana.