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10 Inspiring Women to Know From Ghana

“Humans, not places, make memories.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo is perhaps the most observed African scholars, writers, and dramatists known to join unique detail, explicitness, and shading in her exposition and sonnets. Her pieces have handed-off inconspicuous and durable social issues in innovatively real and clever manners. It's no big surprise that she's been a motivation for prestigious authors like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Lola Shoneyin. Mbaasem is a steady outlet set up by Ama Ata Aidoo for African ladies journalists. The main community for exploratory writing in West Africa has been named after her. 

“Any waste material can be a raw material for something else. When something no more looks useful, it should cease to exist.” – Akua Akyaa Nkrumah 

Akua shuffled her instructive undertaking, Green Ghanaian, with her vocation as head of developments at Jekova Ventures, a waste administration firm. She likewise established Eco Planners for post-occasion cleaning works out. She dealt with squander partition techniques and manure plants and was astute about applying online media applications and publishing content to a blog. Her asthmatic conditions never kept her fantasies down to seek after a territorial visit to the absolute most unpleasant pieces of Ghana for instructive workshops to make mindfulness about harmless to the ecosystem spaces. 

“It is important that we provide a safe and creative space for artists here in Ghana, for them to know that they always have a home here to produce their work freely.” – Sionne Neely

The Ghanaian elective music and craftsmanship scene has seen a facelift throughout the long term because of Sionne Neely and the group at Accra[dot]Alt. As prime supporter and co-head of Accra[dot]Alt, her involvement with exploration, inclusion, and joint efforts have assisted with actuating the hierarchical inclination for dynamic, multidisciplinary, and penetrative workmanship focused ventures. There are the month to month Talk Party Series in Accra, and historic public space mediations which have blossomed through celebrations, presentations, and workshops. 

“Always maintain your integrity even if it is to your short term detriment. It will pay off in the long term.” – Farida Bedwei 

For a visionary and achiever like Farida Bedwei, inability is certainly not a flat out hardship. The recognized programmer helped to establish Logiciel; a product systematization outlet working a cloud programming administration utilized by many miniature account organizations in Africa. She isn't one who just got fortunate short-term. Farida was determined to have cerebral paralysis at one years old, however has devotion, creativity, and the ingenuity to get perhaps the most influential ladies in monetary innovation. 

“Women must know that the strongest power in the world is economic power.” – Esther Afua Ocloo

Esther Afua Ocloo, who died in 2002, would have praised her 98th birthday celebration on Apr 18, 2017. She began her enterprising walks by selling organic product juice and jelly, at that point wound up working a bank explicitly intended to help ladies on low earnings. Ms. Ocloo was welcome to the primary UN World Conference on Women in 1975. As the administrator of the top managerial staff of Women's World Banking, she has helped a huge number of ladies start and run organizations, helping support success in endless networks. 


“When the first children’s book by a Ghanaian is published I shall die happy.” – Efua Theodora Sutherland

Brought into the world in 1924, Ghanaian writer, radio telecaster, imaginative chief, youngsters' writing producer, artist, educator, and playwright prodded the improvement of the scholarly expressions in the then newly free Ghana. Efua Sutherland's work in the scholarly area and government prompted the introduction of Ghana Drama Studio, Ghana Society of Writers, Afram Publications, and a local area "story house" project called the Kodzidan in Ekumfi-Atiwa. She wrote in both English and Akan, and assisted with building up African execution educational plans at the college level. A portion of her works incorporate Foriwa (1962), Edufa (1967), and The Marriage of Anansewa (1975). 

“My faith does not allow fundamentalism because it does not allow other voices to be heard” – Angela Dwamena-Aboagye

Ark Foundation, a space for ladies and youngsters experiencing homegrown maltreatment in Ghana was established by law professional and capable common freedoms advocate Angela Dwamena-Aboagye. She trusts in sexual orientation fairness, equity for mishandled ladies and youngsters, just as supportability for society's powerless ones. In a meeting with Graphic Ghana, she portrayed the provocation of ladies in homes and at work environments as a frightening issue, and concedes that there's been a move, however sluggish. 

“The process of documenting and disseminating women’s experiences [..] opens up debates and leaves an important archival record for future generations.” – Yaba Badoe

Brought into the world in Tamale in the Northern Region, Yaba Badoe has taken amazing steps through narratives that project fantasies encompassing dark sexuality, character, and prejudice. She coordinated and co-created The Witches of Gambaga, a daring visual record of the judgment of shunned ladies, which won Best Documentary at the Black International Film Festival in 2010, and FESPACO 2011 Documentary second prize. 

Meet Alice Annum 

She was labeled as "Infant Jet" because of her striking rate game, however at present, Ghana Black Stars footballer Asamoah Gyan passes by themoniker Alice Annum. 

Ghana's first thrilling female Olympian runner yet mostly secret, she won gold at the 1965 All Africa Games (long hop) in Brazzaville, silver at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, silver again in both 100 meters and 200-meter races and bronze in the 1974 New Zealand release; 200-meter area. Additionally, she pulled it off at three sequential Olympic Games: 1964 (Tokyo), 1968 (Mexico City) and 1972 (Munich). 

“Ghana lies in the tropics and is blessed with rich vegetation. The color “gold” was influenced by the mineral rich nature and “red” commemorates those who died for the country’s independence. The five-pointed lone star is the symbol of African emancipation and unity.” – Theodosia Okoh

Mrs. Theodosia Salome Abena Kumea Okoh planned the Ghana public banner, which specialists from numerous other African nations attracted motivation from to plan theirs. The multidisciplinary painter, instructor, sportswoman, and essayist additionally assumed a main part in the advancement of hockey in Ghana. She was granted an authority Grand Medal by the state, and on April 19, 2015 when she died after a short sickness at 92 years old, Ghana banners were lifted at half-pole for three days out of appreciation for her bright nationalism and impact.

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