Inspired Alswel Foundation, a non-governmental and humanitarian-based organisation, has organised women empowerment and training summit to give hope and drive significant change for women across the length and breadth of the country.
The programme, which took place at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) was under the theme, “The 21st Century Corporate Woman”. It saw in attendance prominent personalities in the field of governance, education, industry, tradition, entertainment etc. who shared impartful stories.
The Chairman of the event, Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I, the Omanhene Kyeame of the Asante Juaben Traditional Area, shared essential guidance on navigating life’s challenges and achieving success, regardless of one’s background.
Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I emphasised the significance of integrity, humility, and sacrifice as the building blocks of a fulfilling life. His words resonated deeply with the youth as he urged them to cultivate these virtues, reminding them that true success is rooted in moral values and genuine character.
Nana Dankawoso’s advice extended to the realm of politics, where he warned aspiring individuals against entering politics solely for monetary gains. He cautioned that the public’s perception of politicians can often lead to accusations of embezzlement, and instead, encouraged those interested in public service to work diligently and ethically.
Turning his attention to the women in the audience, Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I encouraged them to embrace their unique talents and abilities. With an unwavering assurance, he emphasised that each woman possesses remarkable potential waiting to be unleashed.
Spirituality and generosity also found a place in Nana Dankawoso’s speech. He advised the audience to establish a strong connection with their faith and to make a conscious effort to help others along their journey to success, highlighting that personal growth is intrinsically linked to the betterment of the community.
The event also saw the participation of notable figures who offered their insights. Paul Kofi Mante, the Managing Director of EDC Investments Limited, likened life and success to a baton, symbolising the transfer of responsibility and opportunity from one generation to the next.
Actress and Model, Nikki Samonas, delivered a powerful message on relevance. She stressed that staying relevant in a rapidly changing world is key to seizing the countless opportunities life has to offer.
Angela Frimpomaa Nkansah, the acting Director of Human Resource, Ghana Education Service (GES), encouraged attendees to consistently enhance their worth and contribute positively to their surroundings.
A Deputy Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Linda Asante, emphasised the importance of creating an inclusive environment that allows women to thrive and contribute their unique perspectives to decision-making processes.
Mrs Asante acknowledged the strides that had been made in recent years in promoting gender diversity but also stressed that there is still work to be done to ensure equal opportunities for all.
Felicia Edem Attipoe, Ghana’s first Female Aircraft marshaller, urged young people to align their aspirations with their available resources, reminding them that measured choices pave the way for sustainable success.
A Deputy Women’s Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), emphasised the NPP’s unwavering commitment to women’s welfare and empowerment in the country.
She stressed the need for continuous education, awareness, and literacy to break down the inequality barriers and foster empowerment.
Miss Duah emphasised the positive ripple effects of women’s empowerment, envisioning a future with motivated women inspiring others and driving higher productivity, creating better business opportunities.
For his part, the Founder and CEO of the Foundation, Alswel Annan, extended gratitude to all participants and speakers for their presence, marking the event as a significant step towards empowering the youth and setting them on a path to excellence.