Executive Women Network Chalks 5

A panel at the confab 

THE EXECUTIVE Women Network (EWN) has celebrated five (5) years of impact, empowerment, and support to women in senior management and executive positions, at an annual conference in Accra.

The conference, the 4th by the network, was held on the theme, “Impacting Women Leaders: Inspiring Lessons”.

The two-day event highlighted the progress women were making in empowering each other as business leaders and entrepreneurs. It also underscored the gaps and obstacles women had to surmount to command their rightful place in the socio-economic development of their communities.

Bio-Engineering Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann and global Finance expert, Jude Kofi Bucknor, who chaired the conference, urged participants to commit to championing change in their communities, organisations and the country.

Eunice Biritwum – Founder & CEO of Iribe Energy and Team Lead of USAID’s West Africa Energy Programme, emphasised the transformational journey of the network since the first annual conference in 2017.

She said “When I look at what we have been able to achieve in this short space of time, I can proudly say that when women inspire, empower and support each other, there is no limit to what can be accomplished. We are influencing policy and directives across Africa to change the narrative on female leadership in various spheres of society”.

Change Coming

Ibukun Awosika, Founder & CEO, The Chair Center Group and the keynote speaker, challenged delegates to be conscious of the transformative power women wield when they reach decision making levels and recognise the far-reaching benefits of women in leadership.

An engaging fireside chat anchored by Uncle Ebo Whyte, a playwright and CEO of Roverman Productions and a Branding chat with Dzigbordi Kwaku-Dosooof Dzigbordi Consulting Group, provided tangible steps for young women leaders to build credible and reputable personal brands.

EWN Regional Clubs

EWN’s executive committee announced the first phase of its regional club project in second cycle and tertiary institutions to be launched in the Northern Region with full support from the Ghana Education Service and SWIBA Ghana.

Pioneer schools for this phase include Tamale Girls Senior High School, Tamale Senior High School, Savelugu Senior High School, University of Development Studies and Tamale Training College.

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