WomanRising 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana Released

By Prince Akpah
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Globally, women have been and continue to be innovative, enterprising and industrious across various sectors in business. The influence and impact of women entrepreneurs in the transformation of economies of both developed and developing countries cannot be over emphasized.

From startups to small and medium sized businesses to large corporations, women have played and continue to play significant roles in creating jobs, introducing innovative solutions to critical challenges, producing relevant products and services and creating wealth.

In Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in Ghana, statistically, there are more women entrepreneurs and women-run businesses than their male counterparts. Despite the diverse responsibilities and challenges women face, their tenacity, resilience, commitment, passion, ingenuity, vision and exploits are worth recognizing and celebrating.

In line with that, WomanRising, a subsidiary of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) launched the search for the 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana (100MOWE) to honour, celebrate and generate public recognition of the achievements and contributions of 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in business in Ghana. The 100MOWE list captures women entrepreneurs from various sectors including Technology, Education, Food processing, Health, Real Estate, Media, Fashion, Beauty & Cosmetics, Consulting, Social Enterprise and so on.

In a conversation with Ekow Mensah, the founder of WomanRising and CEO of TANOE, he iterated the importance of Women Entrepreneurs and the significant role they play in the development of economies and solving socio-economic issues. He said that the introduction of the WomanRising 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs list is aimed at encouraging and supporting women entrepreneurs in their pursuit of building globally competitive businesses, growing the private sector and the economy of Ghana. He congratulated all the women entrepreneurs that made it on the 1st Edition of the WomanRising 100MOWE List.

Below is the List of WomanRising 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Abena Amoah || Baobab Advisors
2. Abena B. Brigidi || Nimed Capital
3. Adelaide Ahwireng || Fio Enterprise Ltd
4. Adowarim Lugu Zuri || Wazuri Entreprise
5. Afi Amoro || JANDEL Event Planners and Florist

6. Aisha Ayensu || Christie Brown
7. Akua Asanteba Mensah || Sirmax Restaurant

8. Akua Boatemaa Oppong-Attah || Akiboat Impressions

9. Akua Sarpong Ayisa || Unique Floral Centre

10. Ama Duncan || Fabulous Woman Network
11. Anastasia Afiyo Atiglo || Afiyo Creations

12. Angela Dwamena-Aboagye || Ark Foundation

13. Anita Erskine || BrandWoman Africa
14. Anita Wiafe-Asinor || OML Africa
15. Anne Amuzu || Nandi Mobile
16. Anne Marie Adoley Addo || Jil Boutique
17. Annette Akye || Beautique GH
18. Asabea Agbenu || Windrow Consult
19. Berlinda Baidoo || B2 Models
20. Bernice Daapah || Ghana Bamboo Bikes
21. Beryl Agyekum || Echo House Ghana
22. Catherine Krobo-Edusei || Eden Tree Ltd
23. Catherine N.E.A Coffie || Anowah Group
24. Christiana Kyeremeh || Principal Capital Microfinance Limited

25. Claudia Lumor || Glitz Africa
26. Comfort Aku Adjahoe-Jennings || Ele Agbe Co Ltd

27. Comfort Ocran || Legacy & Legacy
28. Constance Swaniker || Accents & Arts

29. Deborah Ahenkorah || Golden Baobab
30. Deloris Frimpong Manso || Excellencia Ghana Limited

31. Dentaa Amoateng || Ghana Uk Based Awards

32. Dzibordi Dosoo || Allure Africa
33. Dzifa Dey || The Rheumatology Initiative

34. Edem Adzaho || Spec Consult
35. Edith Dankwa || Business & Financial Times Ltd

36. Elizabeth Patterson || Girls Education Initiative Ghana

37. Ellen Hagan || L’aine Services
38. Enyo Kumahor || Cobalt Partners
39. Esi E Ansah || Axis Human Capital
40. Esther Cobbah || Stratcomm Africa
41. Ethel Adjorlolo Marfo || Tod-Teen Republic

42. Ethel Cofie || Edel Technology Consult
43. Eugenia Mawuena Adjoa || Young Educators Foundation

44. Eunice Ijeoma Aku Ogbugo || Eugo Terrano

45. Farida Bedwei || Logiciel Ltd
46. Florence Adjepong || Alpha Beta Educational Centre

47. Georgette Sakyi Addo || Georgette Barnes Limited

48. Gifty Anti || GDA Concepts
49. Gifty Lamptey || Sidalco Ghana
50. Gladys Amorkor Commey || All Pure Nature

51. Gloria Buckman Yankson || Plantit Ghana
52. Grace Amey Obeng || FC Group
53. Gwen Gyimah || Hair Senta
54. Hannah Acquah || The Knowledge Channel Africa

55. Inna Maryam Patty || Exclusive Events Company Limited

56. Israella Kafui Mansu || Mansuki Ghana Limited

57. Ivy Appiah || Tiwajo Industry Limited
58. Jay Abrefi Gyebi || Mukase Chic
59. Josephine Forson || Tekura
60. Joyce Ababio || Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design

61. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi || Mama Zimbi Foundation

62. Joyce Boadi Okyere || Posky Plus Stationery And Supplies

63. Juliet Asante || Eagle Production Ltd
64. Juliet Ibrahim || Juliet Ibrahim Foundation

65. Kafui Adzah || Cookhouse
66. Kafui Danku || ABC Pictures
67. Kate Quartey-Papafio || Reroy Cables Limited

68. Leila Djansi || Turning Point Pictures
69. Lily Agbodo || Amazing Love Schools
70. Mabel Simpson || Msimps
71. Marie Noelle Yakubu || Marie Noalle's Spa

72. Maud Lindsay Gamrat || Atlantic Catering and Logistics Limited

73. Nana Adwoa Awindor || Obaapa Development Foundation

74. Nikki Boa-Amponsem || 2nd Image Hair and Beauty Therapy Academy

75. Patricia Poku-Diaby || Plot Enterprise Ghana

76. Peace Hyde || Aim Higher Africa
77. Pearl Esua-Mensah || Feniks Limited
78. Perfectual Linnan Labik || Roots By Linnan

79. Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza || Nasara Tech
80. Regina Agyare-Honu || Soronko Solutions
81. Renée Q. Boateng || ReneeQ
82. Rita Kusi || Kusi Consulting
83. Roberta Annan || Roberta Annan Consulting

84. Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey || Rosak Consult

85. Ruka Yaro || Jamilullah Farm Enterprise
86. Ruth-Maria Assandoh || AKILA GH
87. Salma Salifu || Dignity DTRT Apparel
88. Sarah Christian || Sarah Christian
89. Selina Bebaako-Mensah || Selina Beb
90. Sheila Azuntaba || Innovative Microfinance Ltd

91. Sheila Bartels Sam || InCharge Global
92. Shirley Frimpong Manso || Sparrow Productions

93. Theresa Ayoade || Charterhouse
94. Theresa Oppong-Beeko || Manet Group of Companies

95. Vida Asamoah-Gyekye || Hillview Montessori School

96. Yaganoma Baatuolkuu || Wanjo Foods
97. Yawa Hansen Quao || Leading Ladies Network

98. Yvonne Ndoum || Groupe Ndoum
99. Yvonne Nelson || Yvonne Nelson Productions

100. Yvonne Okoro || Desamour Company Ltd
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