Rebecca Donkor Joins Third Presidential Pitch As Judge

Rebecca Donkor

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Make-Up Ghana, Rebecca Donkor, has been selected among business entrepreneurs who will be judging the third season of the ‘President Pitch’ competition.

The ‘Presidential Pitch’ is a project by the Ministry of Business Development in line with President Akufo-Addo’s vision of assisting young entrepreneurs to incubate their business ideas and improve livelihoods.

The programme is to curb unemployment rate in the country by supporting young entrepreneurs with funding to boost their businesses for job creations.

Soft funding would be provided for young entrepreneurs who have brilliant ideas but lack the finances to execute them.

The programme was launched on June 17 in Accra for the youth between the ages of 18-35, which is aimed at realising government’s ambition of helping to unleash an entrepreneurial revolution in the country.

Rebecca Donkor, Richard Abbey, Dr. Pascal Brenya and Rashida Saani Nasamu are among the judges for the ‘Pitch’ this year.

Their responsibilities as judges include listening to the business ideas of the youth who would be taking part in the competition and sieve the numbers down to the best three.

In an interview with NEWS-ONE, Rebecca expressed enthusiasm over the opportunity given her.

“For me, it is humbling, knowing that the minister has the confidence in young entrepreneurs including myself and other members on the judging panel. For me as an entrepreneur, I am always passionate and excited to hear really great ideas and so these past few days, we’ve heard really exciting and great ideas which when harnessed and supported will go a long way to make an impact and create jobs. For me, that alone is motivating enough. It means a lot to me really because I think entrepreneurship is the future. Young entrepreneurs are the future,” she indicated.

Over the years, Rebecca has used her organisation called Make-Up Ghana to serve as a social enterprise, creating a unifying platform for stakeholders in the make-up and beauty industry. Her immense love for the make-up industry, coupled with her expertise in event organising, has brought the industry various groundbreaking events like the annual Ghana Make-Up Awards and the Africa Make-Up & Beauty Fair. She has extended the arms of company into training, consumer education, consultancy and capacity building, all with the vision to promote the make-up and beauty industry in Ghana.

Beyond that, she is also the founder of Leadership Empowerment & Entrepreneurial Development (LEED) and the country coordinator for the UK-based GUBA Awards.

By Francis Addo