As part of its annual activities in celebrating and honouring women, leading event’s company, Charterhouse has successfully hosted the 3rd edition of its annual National Women’s Summit to commemorate the 2021 international women’s day. The summit which was hosted on March 8th was held at the Grand Arena of the International Conference Centre in Accra.
In a welcome address, convener of the summit and CEO of Charterhouse Theresa Ayoade reiterated her organanisation’s commitment to joining the worldwide celebration by hosting an event to throw the spotlight on illustrious women in various fields of endeavour to inspire the next generation with their success stories.
The summit which had the keynote speech delivered by IBM’s Regional Manager for West, North and East Africa, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh was attended by business leaders, diplomats, traditional leaders and women from all fields of work in Ghana.
In her keynote speech, IBM’s, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, shared the inspiring story about her rise through the ranks of IBM from a marketing manager position to working at IBM’s headquarters and currently leading the IBM team for Africa. In her pursuit of excellence, her story outlines how young Ghanaians can aspire to become global leaders isnpite of their backgrounds or geographical location.
As part of this year’s summit, panel discussions were held on two themes namely; CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE and YOU DESERVE TO BE WELL and these featured some of the most experienced business leaders in Ghana who were invited to also share their stories and expertise.
Speaking on the Choose to Challenge panel which featured distinguished Ghanaian business leaders were Sheila Azuntaba – CEO of Innovative Finance, Linda Yaa Ampah – CEO of Cadling Fashions & KAD Garment Manufacturing and Abena Amoah – Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange.
In partnership with Frytol, the event also witnessed a special discussion focused on wellness and the topic: You Deserve to be Well with experienced experts such as May Meskawi Kalmoni – CEO of Lotus Detox and Wellness Centre, Mavis Asamoah Appiah – Agyei – Dietitian and CEO of Ghana Canada Nutrition Centre, Petrina Adusei – Mental Health Counsellor and Diana Adu – Asare Darko – Wilmar Marketing Manager
A part of the year’s activity to challenge women, charterhouse launched an honouring initiative which was set aside to award women dubbed the Impact Woman Honour.
The 2021 Impact Woman Honor (Woman Inventor Award) was presented to Mrs Veronica Bekoe, the inventor of the famous Veronica Buckets which can be found in every home, office, school and public places across Ghana and other parts of the continent.
Also in recognition of their sterling performances at the World Robotics Chanpinship for 2019 and 2020, the Methodist Girls SHS Robotic Club received the 2021 Youth STEM Impact Award. This award was received by students who have for the past 2 years represented Ghana and their school at the world champaionship and have been become an inspiration to their peers in STEM.
Panel discussions were moderated by Actress and On Air Personality Naa Ashorkor and Edem Knight-Tay of Joy Fm
The event was also coupled with an exceptional performance from songstress Irene Logan and an open exhibition that featured a Wellness Centre by LOTUS Detox and Wellness Centre and Canada Ghana Nutrition Centre.
The 2021 National Women’s Summit by Charterhouse was presented by Fyrtol and partnered by Joy FM, which carried the event live.
Source: Prince Akpah