Frema Osei-Opare joins the ECG MD and the Power Queens Leader to officially launch the outreach
The female workers’ group of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Power Queens Club, has launched a programme to empower more women to ascend into leadership roles.
Titled, ‘FemPower Outreach,’ the programme, launched at the 35th anniversary of the ECG Power Queens Club in Accra, endeavours to foster gender diversity and inclusivity within the company.
It also underscores the commitment of the ECG Power Queens Club to nurture and empower women, providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary to assume leadership positions within the electrical distribution industry.
Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, Frema Osei-Opare, who graced the occasion as the guest of honour shared her experience as the first female to occupy the office with the audience.
She talked about her journey from academia to developmental work in the area of food science and politics, where through hard work and determination, she rose to her current office.
Mrs. Osei-Opare encouraged the women to believe in themselves and give their best in any position their find themselves.
Board Member and patron of Power Queens and the FemPower Outreach programme, Maataa Opare, speaking at the event noted, “it has been my mission to see more women around the decision making table.
Since 2017, we now have 3 female directors at ECG – one being the first female director of engineer. There is still more work to be done and we are now very intentional about it through this programme.”
She also announced the introduction of a scholarship scheme to support the education of female student engineers by covering tuition, accommodation, learning materials, and feeding stipends.
“While we are committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility, we also uphold the essence of investing correctly into the future of our company by targeting the best brains to join this world-class company,” she said.
FemPower is set to benefit approximately 150 female employees within the ECG.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri