Lawyer and Television host, Sandra Ankobiah, has met with students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra.
Ankobiah, who was special guest for the Student Representative Council’s event on Post International Women’s Day, opened up her world as a Lawyer and television host to the dozens of students who turned up.
Among other things she talked about the need for women to use their voices to push and propagate society’s positives.
She also touched on how women should continue to fight for gender equality, insisting it was one of the many ways by which they can ensure that the equity they seek in their respective places of occupation are achieved.
“No one will do it for you; the time for action is now,” she said.
Miss Ankobiah also advised the students to continuously be on the lookout for opportunities in business, and entrepreneurship, developing their own initiatives and concepts, which may go a long way to help them gain the economic independence they want to see in their immediate environments.
“Financial freedom can only come to you if you put your minds and hearts into the things you so adore, and passionate about. Hard work won’t kill you; rather you are continuously reminded that you’ve become an adult, and must work hard to make the people around you comfortable.”
Grace Asare, Women’s Commissioner of the SRC says the decision to settle on Miss Ankobiah was informed by how well she’s done for herself, and how she is able to multi task her way through her legal and media and television careers.
“We saw in her someone who best exemplifies the theme for this event,” she says.
“Most female students of the GIJ look up to her, and often they tell you ‘when I leave this institution I want to be like Sandra Ankobiah.’
“So we are glad we were able to bring her to share with the student body, her story.”
Wednesday’s event was held under the theme “The footprint of a woman”, and was attended by a good number of students.
It also had in attendance a representative of the Minister of Gender and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur.