On October 1st the 2021 edition of Instinct Women Awards dubbed ‘Celebrating Women of Excellence’, held at the Monvenpick Ambassador Hotel-Accra, gave special recognition and honour to the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) and one of its most revered women – Mrs. Florence Larbi – for championing the course of women empowerment and development in excellence.
The Jospong Group of Companies received an award for being Excellent in Promoting & Developing Women Leaders, while the Chief Operating Officer for the Environment and Sanitation Cluster of the Jospong Group, Mrs. Florence Larbi, also received an award for being an Exceptional Woman in Environmental Protection.
JGC leads the way in women’s empowerment and development in excellence, with women generally constituting 42% of the 3,500 total number of staff members in the company; and with more women occupying and playing leadership positions and roles than the men.
Among these numbers stands out a pacesetter and the longest serving staff-member, Mrs. Florence Larbi – the Chief Operating Officer for the Environment and Sanitation Cluster of the Jospong Group, whose immense contribution has undoubtedly brought the group all the successes it has achieved.
In a brief remark, Mrs. Larbi dedicated the award to all staff-members, both men and women – especially women in the company, from the board, management and to the lowest rank – and appreciated them for their support to her through diverse ways in making her become who she is today.
She also extended her appreciation to organisers of the award scheme for recognising efforts of the Jospong Group of Companies in raising women of excellence.
Brief Profile of Mrs. Florence Larbi
Mrs. Florence Larbi is a Human Resource and Business Administration expert and Chief Operating Officer for the Environment and Sanitation Cluster of the Jospong Group. She manages a core staff of 3,000 and has oversight over 85,000 project staff.
Florence is a product of the University of Cape Coast and University of Ghana Business School.
She has successfully completed courses from the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership-Ghana, and the Gamey & Gamey Academy of Mediation (affiliated to the Pulse Institute, Calgary-Canada).
She has also attended several relevant seminars and workshops: notably the MENA CEO Forum, African Leadership Fellows Programme, and the IFC-IOD-GH Seminar on Corporate Governance for Directors.
Florence is a member of the Institute of Directors-Ghana.
About Instinct Women Awards
The Instinct Women Awards focus on rewarding exceptional women of value and impact in various sectors and industries; to increase gender inclusiveness, visibility on women who are positively impacting lives, adjusting history through their work and inspiring the new generations to actualise their potentials.