Hundreds of women have converged at the National Theatre in Accra to participate in this year’s ‘Woman 2.1 Summit’ which is currently underway on the theme “Unleash Your Power”.
The two-day Summit aims at bringing together inspirational, ambitious, forward thinking and successful women in all walks of life to share their dreams and stories facing women in today’s life.
The Summit which commenced today features business women and agents of change who have developed themselves in diverse fields to help drive the change every nation desires.
The summit focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and self-development as practical tools to enhance the professional and personal advancement of attendees.
Participants with business ideas but lack funds to operate will be given the opportunity to apply for over $1 million dollars from Acumen, an NGO to invest in their business ideas.
Speakers at the Summit are Uche Ofodile, Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Ghana; Anne Welsh, Chairperson of Olushegun Obasanjo Foundation; Ellen Hagan, CEO of L’AINE Services; Gloria Buckman Yankson, Senior Partner of PlanIt Ghana; Betty Enyonam Kumahor, MD for Africa Thoughtworks Inc; Constance Swaniker, CEO of Accents and Arts; Edith Dankwa; Executive Director, Business and Financial Times; Joyce Ababio, CEO of Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design and Shirley Acquah Harrison, Director of Marketing of Graphic Communications Group.
Others include Eunice Ijeoma Aku Ogbugo, Founder and CEO of Eugo Terrano; Aisha Ayensu; Creative Director/ Fashion Designer, Christie Brown; Roberta Annan, Founder/CEO of Roberta Annan Consulting; Hannah Acquah, Business Development Manager of Acumen West Africa; Dr. Anita Defoe, Leadership Development Solutionist; Yvonne Witter, International Enterprise Consultant; and Matilda Asante, Group Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management at Access Bank.
Television personality, Anika Erskine is the MC for the Summit with Vodafone Ghana as the sponsor.
By Ebenezer Anangfio