WomanRising Announces 2017 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs List


The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE), through its flagship network, WomanRising has announced its 2017 WomanRising 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs (100 MOWE) List.

The list which features Ghanaian women entrepreneurs was compiled by TANOE Research and follows TANOE and WomanRising’s work in promoting achievements and exceptional milestones by women in Ghana and Africa. The list, launched in 2016, was established to inspire and empower more women to aspire and pursue entrepreneurship aimed at reducing unemployment and contributing to the immense growth of the economy.

The 100 MOWE list captures women entrepreneurs from various sectors including but not limited to Technology, Education, Food Processing, Health, Real Estate, Media, Fashion, Beauty & Cosmetics, Construction, Agriculture & Agribusiness and Consulting.

Out of the 100 honourees; Dr. Mrs. Ellen Hagan; CEO of L’aine Services and Mrs. Abena B. Bridigi; CEO of Nimed Capital have also been announced as 2017 WomanRising Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the year respectively.

According to Ekow Mensah, CEO of TANOE and founder of WomanRising, the list was established to honour, celebrate and generate public recognition of achievements and contributions of the most inspiring and influential Ghanaian women in business.

Below are the 2017 WomanRising 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana and their companies arranged alphabetically:

    1. Ababio, Joyce || Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design
    2. Adjahoe-Jennings, Comfort Aku || Ele Agbe Co Ltd
    3. Adjei, Awuradwoa || Mashke Express
    4. Adjepong, Florence || Alpha Beta Educational Centre
    5. Adom, Siba || Chic By Siba
    6. Adzah, Kafui || Cookhouse
    7. Agyare-Honu, Regina || Soronko Solutions
    8. Agyekum, Beryl || Echo House Ghana
    9. Ahu, Bella || Trafix Catering Services
    10. Ahwireng, Adelaide || Fio Enterprise Ltd
    11. Amoah, Abena || Baobab Advisors
    12. Amoateng, Dentaa || Ghana UK Based Awards
    13. Amoro, Afi || Jandel Event Planners and Florist
    14. Annan, Roberta || Roberta Annan Consulting
    15. Anne, Marie Adoley Addo || Jil Boutique                           
    16. Anti, Gifty || GDA Concepts
    17. Appenteng, Stella || Apstar Tours
    18. Appiah, Ivy || Tiwajo Industry Limited
    19. Arkutu, Senanu || DAAR Living
    20. Asante, Efua Krobea || Azmera Restaurant
    21. Asante, Juliet || Blackstar International Film Festival
    22. Asare, Evita Joseph || Evita Joseph Beauty
    23. Ashigbui, Roseline Delali || Delchris Ventures
    24. Attise, Harmony || Commec Ghana
    25. Ayensu, Aisha || Christie Brown
    26. Ayoade, Theresa || Charterhouse
    27. Baatuolkuu, Yaganoma || Wanjo Foods
    28. Baeta, Barbara || Flair Catering Services
    29. Bebaako-Mensah, Selina || Selina Beb
    30. Bedwei, Farida || Logiciel Ltd
    31. Birmeh, Nana Akua Oppong || Arch-Xenus Company
    32. Boa-Amponsem, Nikki || 2nd Image Hair and Beauty Therapy Academy
    33. Boateng, Q. Renée || ReneeQ
    34. Boyd, Mona || Land Tours
    35. Brigidi, B. Abena || Nimed Capital
    36. Buckman-Yankson, Gloria || Planit Ghana
    37. Cobbah, Esther || Stratcomm Africa
    38. Coffie, Catherine N.E.A || Anowah Group


  • Cofie, Ethel || Edel Technology Consult


    1. Daapah, Bernice || Ghana Bamboo Bikes
    2. Danku, Kafui || ABC Pictures
    3. Dankwa, Edith || Business & Financial Times Ltd
    4. Da-Woode, Amarh Aba || Miss Dee Clothing                   
    5. Donkor, Rebecca || Makeup Ghana
    6. Dosoo, Dzibordi || Allure Africa


  • Dr Arkutu, Norvishie || Platinum-Dental services


  1. Dr. Abaidoo, Geraldine Gina || Rogee Catering Specialties
  2. Dr. Danso, Dorothy || Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans
  3. Dr. Heymann-Adu, Diana || Meridian FM
  4. Erskine, Anita || Anita Erskine Media
  5. Forson, Josephine || Tekura
  6. Frimpong-Manso Shirley || Sparrow Productions
  7. Frimpong-Manso, Deloris || Excellencia Ghana Limited
  8. Hagan, Ellen || L’aine Services
  9. Harlley, Abigail || AI Energy
  10. Hon Afenyi-Dadzie, Gifty || Atlantic and Pacific Forex Bureau Limited
  11. Houadjeto, Marilyn || Image Consortium
  12. Jumu, Cynthia Quarcoo || Africa 1 Media
  13. Kane, Karen || K.A.S.H   
  14. Krobo-Edusei, Catherine || Eden Tree Ltd
  15. Kugblenu, Korkor || The Body Butter Company   
  16. Kumahor, Enyo || Cobalt Partners
  17. Kyeremeh, Christiana || Principal Capital Microfinance Limited
  18. Lindsay-Gamrat, Maud || Atlantic Catering and Logistics Limited
  19. Lugu, Zuri Adowarim || Wazuri Entreprise
  20. Lumor, Claudia || Glitz Africa
  21. Mansu, Kafui Israella || Mansuki Ghana Limited
  22. Mensah, Penelope-Jones || Jones-Mensah & Co
  23. Mensah-Doku, Naa Ashorkor || April Communications
  24. Nelson, Yvonne || Yvonne Nelson Productions
  25. Obenewaa, Akua || Decokraft
  26. Obeng, A. Grace || FC Group
  27. Ocran, Comfort || Legacy & Legacy
  28. Ofei, Beatrice Bridget || Aspire Plus
  29. Ogbugo, Eunice Ijeoma Aku || Eugo Terrano
  30. Okata, Mabel || Okata Farms
  31. Okyere, Joyce Boadi || Posky Plus Stationery And Supplies
  32. Opoku, Francesca Brenda || Solution Oasis Ltd
  33. Oppong-Attah, Akua Boatemaa || Akiboat Impressions
  34. Oppong-Beeko, Theresa || Manet Group of Companies
  35. Osafo-Addo, Leticia || Samba Foods
  36. Osei, Afua || She Leads Africa
  37. Otibu, A. Freda || Pheb Collections
  38. Owusu, Afua Boahemaa || Assure Advisors
  39. Patty, Inna Maryam || Exclusive Events Company Limited
  40. Poku-Diaby, Patricia || Plot Enterprise Ghana
  41. Quartey-Papafio, Kate || Reroy Cables Limited
  42. Ricketts, Ewurama || Egudzi
  43. Sakyi Addo, Georgette || Georgette Barnes Limited
  44. Sanusi, Ruka || Alldens Lane
  45. Sarpong, Ayisa Akua || Unique Floral Centre
  46. Simpson, Mabel || Msimps
  47. Swaniker, Constance || Accents & Arts
  48. Takyiwaa-Mensah, Nadia || Sixth Sense Manifesto
  49. Twumasi, Felicia || Homefoods
  50. Villars, Elizabeth Joyce || Camelot Ghana Limited
  51. Whitaker, Duncan-Williams Rosa || The Whitaker Group
  52. Yakubu, Marie Noelle || Marie Noelle Spa
  53. Yankah, Nana Ama || Naya Naturals
  54. Yomekpe, Mawuenana Ami || AfroModTrends

Other annual initiatives run by WomanRising include; WomanRising Conference on Global Business Leadership, Women CEOs Summit, WR Clique, 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women, I Am a WomanRising Conference, International Women’s Day Conference, and Top 60 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana.

For Inquiries: email womanrising@tanoe.org call 0203033733 or visit www.womanrising.org

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