To commemorate International Women’s Day celebration, Women in PR Ghana hosted the Managing Partners of Mahogany Consult, Esi Asante Antwi and Baaba Cofie, for ‘An Evening Under the Mahogany Tree’.
The event was moderated by Faith Senam Ocloo, who is also the founder of Women in PR Ghana and was held to celebrate their 10th Anniversary, while highlighting the theme for this year’s IWD – ‘Break the Bias’.
The two shared among other things, their entrepreneurial journey, challenges in running their PR Agency – being two females partnering a business, family, leadership and more importantly, how they are breaking the bias as female leaders.
Esi Asante Antwi encouraged women not to settle in whatever situation they found ourselves. She said: “Let’s not settle, let’s give ourselves the time to take care of the children, the family, to recuperate from a medical situation but let’s not settle in there”.
Baaba Cofie, on the other hand, advised women to align with their values before venturing into a business partnership, because women can work together. She stated: “using us as examples, women can work together and do whatever it is they can do together”. She added that, as an organisation, they believe in mentoring, shaping and training the next generation of communication experts.
Faith Senam, at the end of an insightful conversation, applauded both Esi Asante Antwi and Baaba Cofie for breaking the bias and being an inspiration to many young women and professionals in the public relations industry. She expressed her gratitude to them for partnering with them for this year’s International Women’s Day event and being willing to share their experiences and lessons.
Women in Public Relations Ghana was established in 2017 as a professional networking organisation, committed to educating, mentoring and empowering female PR professionals and students. To catch up on the discussion, find the full video available on both Mahogany Consult and Women in PR Ghana Facebook pages.