“We have Made Strides in our Quest for Women Empowerment”- Prof. Amfo at National Women's Summit & Expo 6.0

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, delivered the keynote address at the sixth edition of National Women's Summit organised by Charterhouse Productions.

The summit serves as a dedicated day to recognise and celebrate the progress and achievements of women in various fields, while inspiring the next generation through their success stories.

In her address, Prof. Amfo reiterated the theme of inspiring inclusion in all fields of work and emphasised the collective responsibility of both women and men in empowering women. “Globally, efforts are being made to increase the number of women playing important roles in various disciplines. In politics and governance, sports and corporate leadership, creative arts, some efforts are being made to encourage women participation”, she noted, adding that “Admittedly, in the 21st century, we can say we have made strides in our quest for women empowerment”.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

The Vice-Chancellor highlighted preliminary thoughts for consideration in ensuring the inclusion of women and girls in schools, workplaces, communities and in nation building. She advocated for discussions on issues affecting women to be regular features in the national discourse to attract the needed attention for policy reforms.

Earlier in an opening statement, Madam Theresa Ayoade, Convenor-CEO of Charterhouse, stated the essence of the summit as a means to motivate and inspire, promoting personal and professional development and goals, thought leadership, mentorship and celebrating the achievements and progress of women in diverse work fields.

Some student participants at the event 

The summit’s panel discussions and Master Classes, led by a diverse group of accomplished women across different generations and professions, focused on the themes, Women Inclusion in Leadership; Women in Creative Arts - Towards More Inclusion; Inspire Inclusion - Collaborative Effort and Radiant Voices - Empowering Women to Speak with Confidence.

Panelists at the event 

There was also an Expo and Demo section of the event, which showcased fashion & beauty, kitchen & home décor, wellness & health and much more.

Notable personalities who participated in this year’s summit include H.E. Simone Giger, Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Togo, and Benin; Odelia Ntiamoah, Global Director of the Oxford Africa Women's Leadership Institute; Constant Tchona, Country Director of Plan International Ghana; Ama Sarpong Bawuah, Board Chair of Access Bank; Dr. Celestina Allotey, Vice- President of Sustainability and External Relations at Goldfields; Evelyn Oye Lamptey, Area Controller of Air Traffic Control; Becky Ahadzi Esq., Coordinator of the Affirmative Action Bill Coalition; Gyakie, a talented artiste as well as Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, renowned actresses.