The maiden edition of the event was to honour women who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.
Ace broadcaster Gifty Anti, known in current circles as Oheneyere Nana Dansoa, was among some women honoured as Ghana’s Most Inspiring Women.
She was adjudged Most Inspiring Woman In Media while Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Barbara Asher Ayisi and Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Gifty Twum Ampofoh were honoured for being the Most Inspiring Women Politics.
The maiden edition of the event under the auspices of AfricMedia Galaxy in partnership with Women In Aviation–Ghana Chapter, was to honour women who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.
They were drawn from fields of politics, trade, health, aviation, media, beauty and cosmetology, food and nutrition, and social enterprise and charity in the country.
The awardees were given plaques and citations. Each winner was given a female student to be mentored.
In her welcome address, the Co-Founder of AfricMedia Galaxy, Maame Biama Akwafo said, the award is to celebrate the distinguished women who have worked tirelessly to bring a difference to their society.
“Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Awards 2019 seeks to acknowledge and honour successful Ghanaian women who had a very tough upbringing but did not allow their poor upbringing to deter them or weigh them down and have been able to reach heights and have also positively contributed to the Ghanaian economy and other economies of Africa and the world,” she stated.
Maame Biama Akwafo added that, AfricMedia Galaxy and Women In Aviation – Ghana Chapter were in partnership impacting generations and creating a learning space for the youth of this country especially the young underprivileged girls.
“We have created a platform to give exposure to girls in deprived areas of Ghana who lack inspiration, mentorship, life coaches and career guides,” she noted.
For his part, Bright Appiah, the Executive Director of Child Rights International (CRI), a non-governmental organisation, who was the special guest, commended AfricMedia Galaxy and Women In Aviation – Ghana Chapter for honouring the women.
“I have worked with almost all the awardees and I can attest that they are excellent in their chosen areas,” he stated.
Mr Appiah used the occasion to appeal to women to spend time with children in rural areas to inspire and model them to become better citizens.
Below is the list of winners
Joycelyn Tetteh, Member of Parliament for the North Dayi – Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister for Works and Housing- Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Gifty Twum Ampofoh, Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection – Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Felicia Adjei, MP for Kintampo South, – Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Maame Ama Bame Busia, an elder of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) – Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Madam Agnes Naa Momo, Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Krowor Constituency – Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Hon Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, former Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and Techiman North Parliamentary Candidate of NDC– Most Inspiring Woman In Politics
Madam Juliet Owusu Mensah – Most Inspiring Woman In Trade
Madam Juliet Aboagye Wiafi- Most Inspiring Woman In Aviation
Madam Edem Brempong Atikpli– Most Inspiring Woman In Aviation
Madam Sophia Esi Ocansey – Most Inspiring Woman In Health
Madam Perpetual Ofori-Ampofoh- Most Inspiring Woman In Health
Dr. Elizabeth Bankah- Most Inspiring Woman In Health
FOOD AND NUTRITION
Madam Vera Osei Bonsu –Most Inspiring Woman In Food and Nutrition
Madam Afua Krobea Asante, CEO of Azmera Restaurant – Most Inspiring Woman In Food and Nutrition
BEAUTY AND COSMETOLOGY
Madam Maame Ama Adoma Davies- Most Inspiring Woman In Beauty &Cosmetology
Madam Faustina Adjargah – Most Inspiring Woman In Beauty &Cosmetology
Madam Lawrencia Nhyira Newton– Most Inspiring Woman In Beauty &Cosmetology
Madam Ivy Appiah – Most Inspiring Woman In Beauty &Cosmetology
Oheneyire Gifty Anti – Most Inspiring Woman In Media
Nana Yaa Konadu –– Most Inspiring Woman In Media
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND CHARITY
Madam Naomi Arku Amoah – Most Inspiring Woman In Social Enterprise and Charity