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2017 WomanRising 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women Announced

WomanRising, a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) has announced its annual list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Ghana (100 MIWG) for 2017.

The list, curated by TANOE Research, was instituted to celebrate and acknowledge women who are breaking grounds, blazing trails, shattering glass ceilings and taking tougher roles. It was launched in 2016 and continually spotlights outstanding and positively influential Ghanaian women.

Sharing insights on the list, Ekow Mensah the CEO of TANOE, mentioned that the need for role models especially female role models and mentors cannot be overemphasized in the quest to empower women and in pursuit of the SDG 5 of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. He further mentioned that the 100 MIWG list showcases success stories of women that are shinning the light bright for others to follow and are by their exploits creating countless opportunities for women in Ghana and beyond. WomanRising is truly proud of them all he added.

The list, which cuts across 10 sectors, including Media, Politics, Business, Religion, Academia, Music, Film, Health, Fashion and Leadership, features 2 sisters: Farida Bedwei and Aisha Bedwei and a mother and daughter: Zanetor Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

Other notable women on the list include: Charlotte Osei, EC Chairperson, First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare and Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo, just to mention a few.

Below is the full list arranged in alphabetical order 

1. Acheampong, Rebecca Akosua (Becca) || Musician

2. Acher, Barbara Ayisi (Hon) || Deputy Education Minister

3. Addardey, Berla (Mundi) || GhOne TV

4. Addo, Nana Akua || Model

5. Afeku, Catherine (Hon) || Tourusm & Creative Arts Minister

6. Afoley Quaye, Elizabeth Naa (Hon) || Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Minister

7. Agyare-Honu, Regina || Soronko Solutions

8. Agyekum, Beryl || Echohouse Ghana

9. Akofio-Sowah, Estelle || CSquared

10. Akuffo, Anita || Fashion GH TV Host

11. Akuffo, Gloria Afua (Hon) || Attorney-General and Minister of Justice

12. Akuffo, Sophia (Her LadyShip) || Chief Justice

13. Akufo Addo, Rebecca (H.E.) || First Lady

14. Akyianu, Patience || Barclays Bank

15. Amoateng, Stacy || Restoration TV Show Host

16. Anamoah, Nana Aba || TV Host

17. Anim-Wright, G. Koryoe (Dr.) || AUUC President

18. Anti, Gifty (Oheneyeri || The StandPoint TV Show Host

19. Appiah- Oppong, Marrietta Brew (Hon) || Former Minister

20. Appiah, Jackie || Actress

21. Aryee, Caritas || Tatas & Friends

22. Aryee, Joyce (Dr) || Salt and Light Ministries

23. Asante, Juliet || Blackstar International Film Festival

24. Awindor, Jane (Efya) || Musician

25. Ayoade, Theresa || Charterhouse

26. Ayorkor Botchwey, Shirley (Hon) || Foreign Affairs Minister

27. Baneseh, Mabel Aku || Daily Graphic

28. Bawumia, Samira (H.E) || Second Lady

29. Bedwei, Ayesha || PWC Partner

30. Bedwei, Farida || Logiciel Ghana

31. Bingley, Gifty || AirtelTigo

32. Blessing, Joyce || Musician

33. Brigidi, B. Abena || Nimed Capital

34. Brobbey, Emelia || Actress

35. Cobbah, Esther || Stratcomm Africa

36. Cofie, Ethel || Women in Tech Africa

37. Danku, Kafui || Actress

38. Dankwa, Edith || Business and Financial Times

39. Dapaah, Cecilia Abena (Hon) || Aviation Minister

40. Darko-Opoku, Obuobia || Public Speaker

41. Dartey, Emmanline || EIB Network

42. Djaba, Otiko Afisa (Hon) || Gender Children and Social Protection Minister

43. Dongotey-Padi, Joyce Akumaa (Akumaa Zimbi) || Multimedia

44. Dosoo, Dzibordi || Allure Africa Group

45. Dowuona-Hammond, Betty Baisiwa || GhOne TV

46. Dumas, Joselyn || Actress

47. Duncan, Ama || Fabulous Women’s Network

48. Edjeani-Afenu, Constance Ama Emefa || Ghana Armed Forces

49. Ekuful, Ursula (Hon) || Communications Minister

50. Erskine-Amaizo, Anita || Starr FM

51. Esua-Mensah, Pearl || Media General Ltd

52. Forson, Lydia || Actress

53. Frimpong-Manso Shirley || Sparrow Productions

54. Frimpong-Manso, Deloris || Excellencia Ghana Limited

55. Gadzekpo, Audrey (Prof.) || University of Ghana

56. Hagan, Ellen || L’AINE Services

57. Hamenoo-Kpeda, Vera (MzVee) || Musician

58. Hyde, Peace || Forbe Africa

59. Ibrahim, Juliet || Actress

60. Kasser-Tee, Clara Beeri || Lecturer & Lawyer

61. Konadu, Nana Akosua || The Hard Truth TV Show Host

62. Lartey, Amma || Reach for Change

63. Lithur, Nana Oye (Hon) || Former Minister

64. Lumor, Claudia || Glitz Africa

65. Mahama, Hajia Alima (Hon) || Local Government Minister

66. Makafui, Fella || Actress

67. Marfo, Ethel || Junior Shapers Africa

68. McBrown, Nana Ama || Actress

69. Mensa, Jean || IEA

70. Mensa-Bonsu, Henrietta (Prof) || University of Ghana.

71. Mensah-Doku, Naa Ashorkor || Multimedia

72. Mogtari, Joyce Bawah (Hon) || H.E. John Mahama’s Spokesperson

73. Montia, Hamamat || Model

74. Nelson, Yvonne || Actress

75. Nettey, Mansa || Standard Chartered Bank Ghana

76. Noella, Wiyaala || Musician

77. Ocran, Comfort || Bank of Ghana Board Member

78. Opoku-Ware, Lesley (H.E.) || Petronia City Board Chair

79. Osei Tutu, Julia

80. Osei, Charlotte || Electoral Commission Chairperson

81. Osei, Gifty || Musician

82. Osei-Opare, Frema || Chief of Staff, Government of Ghana

83. Otabil, Joy

84. Oteng-Mensah, Francisca || MP

85. Pobee, Martha (H.E) || UN

86. Pokua, Afia || Adom FM Radio Host

87.Quartey-Papafio, Kate || Reroy Cables Limited

88. Quist, Lucy || Airtel Ghana Former CEO

89. Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman (H.E.) || Former First Lady

90. Rawlings, Zanetor (Dr) || Korle Klottey MP

91. Saforo, Jessice Opare || Citi FM Radio Host

92. Sampson, Caroline || Y FM/Kwese TV Host

93. Sappor, Patricia || Chartered Institute of Bankers

94. Sarfo, Sarah Adwoa || MP

95. Simpson, Mabel || Msimps

96. Whitaker Duncan Williams, Rosa || Whitaker Group President

97. Wiafe Addai, Beatrice (Dr) || Breast Cancer Advocate

98. Wood, Georgina Theodora (Her Ladyship) || Former Chief Justice

99. Zakariah, Abibata Shanni Mahama || MASLOC

100. Zuh, Zynell || Actress


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