Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards 2021 was a sight to behold as twenty–three industrious women from both private and public sectors such as entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate executive public institutional managers, diplomats, Sportswomen and traditional rulers were awarded.
Held on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Accra Marriot Hotel, the event was attended by H.E Claudia Quintero Turbay (Ambassador of Colombia), H.E Grace Jeanet Mason (High Commissioner of South Africa), Prof Goski Alabi (president of Laweh Open University College),Abassador Nancy Sam, Linda Akweley Ocloo (MP Shai Osodoku Constituency),Nana Serwaa Bonsu (Queenmother Kayera Offinso) and Dr Elsie Effah Kaufmann (Senior Lecturer & founding head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, UG).
The Feminine Ghana Achievement Award organized by The Business Executive Magazine Ltd has been in existence from 2015 to 2021 to identify, recognize and honor female personalities whose personal and professional conduct has been exemplary and whose achievements have been outstanding.
Speaking at the 7th Feminine Ghana Achievement Award, the President of the Women in Tourism Ghana and Chief Executive Officer of Staple Travel and Tour, Ambassador Nancy Sam said that as hardworking women are always taking care of their businesses, they should also find time to tour Ghana and share their experiences with their foreign business partners to encourage the growth of domestic tourism.
she revealed that these buses are both double-decker and standard coach buses.
“The president will launch the buses on Tuesday at Labadi to make domestic tourism attractive to both foreigners and the local people.”
She added that, “ the initiative will kick off in Accra. The Buses will take tourist to tour the whole Greater Accra region for free on the first day of the launch, other regions in Ghana will also be toured with the bus coaches on other scheduled dates”
The ambassador urged everyone in Ghana both citizens and other nationals to take part in local tourism.
About Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards
The Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards scheme has been established to identify, publicly recognize and reward women whose personal and professional conduct have been exemplary and whose achievements have been outstanding. The awards seek to publicly recognize women in Ghana who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in various forms of endeavor across both the public and private sectors, such as entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate executives, public institutional managers, diplomats, sportswomen and traditional rulers.
It is instructive that over the years several different award schemes have been introduced in Ghana. Some of these have been generalist and therefore cross sectoral while others have been activity or sector specific. But our Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards is the first, and therefore the oldest, pioneering scheme that has specifically tried to recognize the accomplishments of women on the basis of their gender. Before its introduction awardees at most award schemes have been inordinately skewed towards members of the male gender and thus deserving women have been deprived of the public recognition they should be entitled to.
The Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards is now in its fifth year following the widely acclaimed inaugural edition held in 2015. It is conceptualized and designed as a platform with which we identify exemplary conduct, performance and achievement by women in specified aspects or sectors of public governance, professional and business activities, or in their contributions to the well- being of society and we publicly recognize them for this.
The awards also aim to identify and publicize role models whose accomplishments would encourage and inspire women in general across the country to similarly conduct their activities and behavior in exemplary fashion. Finally the awards seek to win the support of the male gender towards affirmative action which would enable the nation benefit from the full potential of women.