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Opinions of Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Columnist: Akpah, Prince

Meet the Most Influential Young Women in Ghana.

Today is International Women's Day, a day meant not just to remember
the strides and sufferings women have been through but an opportunity
to
celebrate women who have been leading amazing initiatives and
organisations and have attained unprecedented achievements which in
diverse ways are
contributing to the development of their countries, organisations and people.


Here in Ghana, the story is not different, the day is being celebrated
with events to honour Ghanaian women who have been very significant in
our national and international decision making, the ones who have
defied the
odds and are redefining who an African Woman must be; the game
changers who have rejected gender inequality and making a strong point
for women and the
potentials they possess.


Though this day is coupled with an ink of jealousy from men, it
doesn't hinder them from joining the Global He for She movement in
celebrating women and advocate for their inclusion in various national
and
international matters and programs. In 2013, I personally founded, Be
A Girl, an initiative that awarded school girls who displayed
excellence in both their academic and extra-curricular activities.


This List culled from the recent 2015 50 Most Influential Young
Ghanaians ranking by Avance Media is a true exhibition of young
Ghanaian women who
have been exceptional in their activities towards the development of
Ghana and the whole world.



In a respective order from the ranking, below are Ghana's Most
Influential Young Women.

1. Farida Bedwei - Entrepreneur; CTO, Logiciel Ltd

2. Dr. Naomi Adjepong - Medical Doctor; COO, Alpha Beta Educational Centre

3. Martha Bissa - Athlete; Olympic Gold Medalist

4. Edem Adzaho - Trainer; CEO, Spec Consult Ltd

5. Sara Nana Yeboah - Philanthropist & Nurse; Co-Founder, The Sangy
Foundation

6. Elizabeth Patterson - Social Entrepreneur; Girls Education Initiative
Ghana

7. Shirley Frimpong Manso - Film Maker; CEO, Sparrows Productions

8. Becca (Rebecca Acheampong) - Musician

9. Kafui Adzah - Entrepreneur; CEO, Cookhouse

10. Israella Kafui Mansu - Entrepreneur; CEO, Mansuki Ghana Limited

11. Mercy Myles - Athlete; Skipper, Black Queens

12. Petra Aba Asamoah - Speaker; Station Manager, 3FM , Ghana

13. Mabel Aku Baneseh - Journalist; Daily Graphic

14. Sarah Adwoa Safo - Politician; MP, Dome Kwabenya Constituency

15. Juliet Ibrahim - Philanthropist & Actress; CEO, Juliet Ibrahim
Foundation

16. Peace Hyde - TV Host & Journalist; CEO, AIM Higher Africa


Other young women who also deserve notable mentions for the works they
have been engaged in include: Yvonne Nelson, Yawa Hansen Quao, Deborah
Ahenkorah, Jane Awindor (Efya), Ethel Cofie, Kafui Danku, Anita
Erskine, Rita Kusi, Rosalin Kyere Nartey, Elizabeth Bidazkin and the
thousands of stars and change agents who are lifting the name, Ghana
high anywhere they
find themselves.


To read more about the women: kindly visit www.africanviewpointjournal.com

I hope this will serve as a great Inspiration for all women in guiding
them to pursue their destiny and creating a significant success from
it.

By: Prince Akpah
MD, Avance Media.