The National Women’s Summit & Expo 6.0 is happening today


To celebrate International Women’s Day, Charterhouse and Geisha are joining forces to present the National Women’s Summit & Expo 6.0 – the largest conference for women in Ghana. The event will take place on March 8 at the Accra International Conference Centre, starting from 9am until 8pm.

The National Women’s Summit and Expo is a prestigious conference in Ghana that honors International Women’s Day. Now in its sixth year, the summit serves as a dedicated day to recognize and celebrate the progress and achievements of women in various fields, while also inspiring the next generation through their success stories.

Aligned with the global theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion’, the summit will feature engaging panel discussions and Master Classes that focus on promoting gender equality and inspiring inclusion. These sessions will be led by a diverse group of accomplished women across different generations and professions.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, is the Keynote speaker. Prof. Amfo will deliver a thought-provoking speech on the topic of ‘Inspiring Inclusion in the workplace and community’.

Joining her on stage will be Ama Sarpong Bawuah, Board Chair of Access Bank; Dr. Celestina Allotey, Vice President of Sustainability and External Relations at Goldfields; and Evelyn Oye Lamptey, Area Controller of Air Traffic Control. Each speaker will share their insights and experiences on how to promote inclusion and equality in both professional and community settings.

The National Women’s Summit & Expo 6.0 is an incredible opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together, learn from each other, and be inspired by the achievements of fellow women. We invite you to be a part of this empowering event and contribute to the ongoing progress of women in Ghana.

The second panel discussion focuses on the theme of ‘Women Inclusion in Leadership’. Speakers include Simone Giger, Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Togo, and Benin; Odelia Ntiamoah, Global Director of the Oxford Africa Women’s Leadership Institute; Constant Tchona, Country Director of Plan International Ghana; Becky Ahadzi Esq., Coordinator of the Affirmative Action Bill Coalition.

The third panel discusses ‘Women in Creative Arts – Towards More Inclusion’. Speakers include Gyakie, an artiste, and Lydia Forson, an actress. Other participants include Endurance Grand from the DWP Academy; Adina, an artiste; Sumaiya Dzietror, Creative Director of Pistis & Fashion Entrepreneur; Vivian Boateng, CEO of Vivies Dance & Theatre Academy; Dellasie Anning a Ghanaian-American recording artiste specializing in Afro-fusion music, and Selina Beb, a fashion designer. The panel will be moderated by Naa Ashokor, an exceptional actor and theatre producer.

“Through these panel discussions, we aim to shed light on the importance of women’s inclusion in leadership roles and the need for more opportunities for women in the creative arts industry. By bringing together influential voices and experts in these fields, we hope to inspire meaningful change and foster a more inclusive society for women,” a statement from the organisers said.

The summit will feature a variety of master classes presented by representatives from the Executive Women Network (EWN). The topic of one of the master classes is ‘Inspire Inclusion – Collaborative Effort’, and the other master class is led by representatives from MEST, focusing on ‘Radiant Voices – Empowering Women to Speak with Confidence’.

In line with the summit’s core mandate of empowering women, the day will witness The Impact Woman Awards. Where a selected group of women who changing lives and raising the bar will be recognized and celebrated. The Expo and Demo section of the event will include showcases in fashion & beauty, the world of taste, wellness & health, kitchen & home décor, leisure & adventure, and much more.

As part of our advocacy efforts, the National Women’s Summit will be presenting a petition to Parliament on behalf of girls and young women. This petition calls for the passing of the long overdue Affirmative Action Bill. Additionally, we will be conducting a ‘Pad A Girl’ drive in collaboration with Plan International.

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