Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, has been honoured for her enormous involvement and support for women in the technological field at the Ghana Women of the Year Honours event, which was held at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
Patricia was named the Technology category winner at the sixth edition of the award which is organized by Glitz Africa. The awards celebrated thirteen Ghanaian indigenous and diaspora women who are making great impact in the society.
Her citation reads “Your commitment towards female empowerment, diversity and inclusion in the field of technology is admirable. We duly acknowledge your dedicated efforts to support women in your field by setting up of the Women in Technology’ platform as well as Female Engineering Students Sponsorship Programme (FESSP) by Vodafone Ghana to encourage young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We celebrate your diligence to empower and nurture women in the technology space to be able to make a significant contribution to our country”.
Receiving the award, Patricia said: “I really thank Glitz Africa for this honour, I thank God for this opportunity, I thank my family who have been super supportive. I thank my team at Vodafone Ghana some of whom are here to support me. I believe this award is an inspiration for every young girl who wants to pursue Math and Science. If this help the mothers who are gathered here today to allow your girls to pursue the subjects, then I am encouraged.”
On the night of the awards, Ghana’s Former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood received a Lifetime Achievement Award; the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Adukwei Mensa emerged the winner of the Excellence in the Public Service category; the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway received an Excellence in Governance honour. Other industrious women were also acknowledged for their immense contributions in their chosen field of work.
The multiple awards-winning CEO was recently adjudged Africa’s Most Respected CEO in the Telecommunications category at the Africa Most Respected CEO Awards, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).