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Meet The Top Five Prominent Women Economists in Ghana (Opinion)

Women are currently overtaking men in the fields which were previously reserved for men. The rise of gender equality has made it very easy for women to rise up to certain positions. One such field is economics. The individual who brought the subject 'Economics' into existence is a man. However, the ratio of the number of women studying it to that of the men is approximately 2:1. The gender that graduates in high numbers from the university used to be the male however, tables are turning. Let us meet some of these economists.

1.Victoria Kwakwa

Victoria Kwakwa, a Ghanaian economist, is the World Bank's Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific. Prior to her current job, she was the World Bank's country director in Vietnam. She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics. She later earned her M.A. and PhD in Economics from Queens University in Kingston, Canada. She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics. She earned her M.A. and PhD in Economics from Queens University in Kingston, Canada, with a focus on International Trade and Finance and Monetary Theory.

2.Eva Mends

Eva Esselba Mends is a Ghanaian economist. She attended the University of Ghana, where she acquired a degree in Political Science with Economics. She holds an executive master's degree in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. At the Harvard and Duke Universities, she took some short courses.

3.Omenaa Mensah

Omenaa Mensah is a Ghanaian-Polish weather forecaster and television host who holds dual citizenship in both Poland and Ghana. She works for Polish news networks as a host. Mensah attended Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna, where she majored in economics.

4.Abena Oduro

Abena Frempongmaa Daagye Oduro is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana.Her fields of focus are gender and wealth management, international relations, poverty studies, macroeconomic theory, and trade policy, and she has 30 years of teaching experience. Abena Oduro is the first Vice President of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE), which was established and is led by Elizabeth Asiedu, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas. She is also the president-elect of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), for a term of 2021-2022.

5.Yvonne Tsikata

Yvonne Tsikata is a Ghanaian economist and the Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank. She was formerly the World Bank Group's Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of the President. 1st Yvonne was also the sector head for the Europe and Central Asia Region's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department.

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