Meet the Most Influential Young Women in Ghana

By Prince Akpah

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

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

6. Elizabeth Patterson - Social Entrepreneur; Girls Education Initiative

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

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

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

By: Prince Akpah
MD, Avance Media.