Managing Director for Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult (AFESC) and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Abena Asomaning Antwi, has launched her three books titled: ‘Who Moved My Heels’, ‘Purposeful Chaos’ and ‘Chicken Soup for Your Soul’.
The books, which talk about entrepreneurship, autobiography of the author and poems respectively, are set to encourage women with determination to take up an initiative yet resign the decision due to constraints that come along the way.
“It is an inspiration to other women who want to better themselves. It is a real-life narrative of the trials and tribulations of a mother of five who has attained a Ph.D, particularly in a foreign country,” Dr. Antwi narrated.
Outlining some aspects of one of the books, ‘Who Moved My Heels’, Dr. Antwi noted the whole book was written by 18 women from separate countries, where she dedicated her part to write on entrepreneurship.
“I co-authored with 18 women from 11 countries and it is focused on entrepreneurship. All we are trying to say is that women’s lives can be made better if they have gainful employment and they do something for themselves. It just tells the story of how not easy entrepreneurship is, but how it is worth effort,” she said.
She stated that even though the books are focused on women’s issues predominantly, it is also for young ones to note how life can be challenging, stating that it also throws more light on education, entrepreneurship and creative arts.
Speaking on women empowerment, Dr. Antwi said women’s desire to turn every little opportunity into greatness cannot be underestimated; their ability to grow business and introduce better approaches has strong evidence, hence, granting women the opportunity in every sector of the economy should be a strong desire of every leader.
She said the majority of women who have been granted the opportunity at the executive level have proven beyond doubt that women have the potential to expand and make an impact in whatever field they find themselves.
The Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Taylor, who was the special guest of honour for the occasion, congratulated the author for her hard work toward putting together such knowledge to enlighten the public.
Dr. Taylor urged the public to support Dr. Antwi’s Angel-Zoe Foundation that has responded to the needs of women and juveniles in prison for the past 15 years and designed capacity building programmes for them, saying that it is a better way of building a country.