A night of honor and celebration of the accomplishments of Ghanaian elegant and diligent women marked the conclusion of the 2022 Women’s Choice Awards.
The prestigious awards ceremony, which celebrated its fourth year with the theme: “Digitalization – the New Phase of Women Empowerment, the Unstoppable Woman, Breaking the Bias to Advance Inclusive Leadership and Elevation”.
Awards in the fields of marketing, finance, community advocacy, entertainment, fashion, and food were presented to female personalities and brands at the lavish Labadi Beach Hotel event.
Mr. Gideon Raji, CEO of Global Ovations and event organizer, believes that women’s significant contributions to the country’s development are crucial, and that recognition and honoring them is necessary.
“The Women’s Choice Awards Africa, a Global Ovations event, aims at inspiring the next generation of women who will be a force of positive change and excellence in the world.
“That is why this year’s edition is under the theme: “Digitalization— the New Phase of Women Empowerment; the Unstoppable Woman, Breaking the Bias to Advance Inclusive Leadership and Elevation.”
“Yes! this is a mouthful. But every word in this theme is noteworthy to the purpose we are running this year. Our commitment is to continue the cause of empowering women in every good way possible. We do not see women’s empowerment as a celebration, but as a movement – an everyday operation channelled at liberating women and girls in Ghana, in Africa, from the mental chains of inferiority and limitation”, Mr Raji said.
The awards also serve as motivation for young girls with lofty goals.
For her outstanding leadership in the banking and finance industry over the years, Mrs. Freda Yahan Duplan, the Board Chair of Zenith Bank, received an award.
She joins Antoinette Kwofie, CFO of MTN, among other award recipients; actress Jackie Appiah; Maebelle Denya Nortey, the General Manager of Zenith Bank; Nana Yaa Owusu Ansah, Unilever’s Director of Marketing; Penelope M. Jones Mensah, the founder of the 40 Roses Foundation, is Oheneryere Gifty Anti, a media tycoon and community activist.
For their contributions to the advancement of Ghanaian women, Unilever, Komos Innovation Center, and Access Bank were also recognized.
At the end of the event, 64 award recipients were recognized, and several of them expressed their appreciation to Global Ovation Africa, the event’s organizers, and sponsors.
Below Is The Full List Of Award Winners For The Night:
Excellence in Leadership and Sustainability – Nana Yaa Owusu-Ansah (Marketing Director, Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever Ghana Limited)
Excellence in FMCG Award – Fatima Ali Mohamed (CEO, African Brand Warrior)
Excellence in Social Protection – Laurette Korkor Otceere, Esq. (Deputy Director-General of SSNIT)
Excellence in Corporate Communications Award – Sophia Kudzordji (Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Jospong Group of Companies)
Events Icon of the Year – Dr Afi Amoro (Chief Executive Officer, Jandel Limited)
Youth Empowerment Organization of the Year – Kosmos Innovation Centre
Empowerment of Rural Women – Unilever Songtaa Project
Ultimate Woman in Leadership Award of the Year, banking – Freda Yahan Duplan (Board Chair – Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited
Ultimate Woman in Leadership, health insurance – Maame Afriyie Boachie (CEO, Glico Healthcare)
Transformational Leader of the Year, banking – Pearl Nkrumah (Executive Director, Retail and Digital Banking, Access Bank Ghana Plc.)
Media Excellence Award – Oheneyere Gifty Anti (Journalist/ Author)
Excellence in Event Logistics – Sena Cheri (Proprietor, Cheriel Rentals)
Woman-Led Innovative Company of the Year – Sambus Geospatial
Women Empowerment Brand of the Year – Sunlight Shero
Woman-Led Company of the Year, Sanitation – Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult (AfES Consult)
CFO of the Year – Antoinette Kwofie (Chief Finance Officer at MTN Ghana)
Star with Purpose Award – Jackie Appiah (Actress/Brand Ambassador)
Woman of Impact Award – Penelope M. Jones-Mensah Esq. (Founder, 40 Roses Foundation)
Excellence in Legal Relations – Joyce A. Bawah Mogtari Esq. (Special Assistant to H.E John Mahama)
Excellence in leadership Award, marketing – Patience Oforiwa Mpereh (Marketing Director, Wilmar Africa)
Excellence in Diaspora Affairs – Marina Lamptey (Head of the Diaspora Investment Desk, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC))
Women’s Choice Brand of the Year – Pepsodent
Excellence in Promoting Women Leaders – Jospong Group fo Companies
Transformational Leader of the Year, youth empowerment – Benjamin Gyan-Kesse (Executive Director of Kosmos Innovation Center)
Transformational Leader of the Year, Finance – Maebelle Denya Nortey (General Manager – Zenith Bank Ghana Limited)
Exemplary Woman in Leadership – Nana Yaa Owusu-Ansah (Marketing Director, Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever Ghana Limited.)
Outstanding Creative Director of the Year – Lauren Hanson (CEO, Laurenhaute Couture)
Exceptional Woman of the Year – Sharon Acheampong (CEO, Eya Naturals)
Media Icon of the Year – Berla Mundi (Media Personality)
Woman of Excellence, Film Production – Samira Yakubu (Movie Producer)
Women’s Banking Initiative of the Year – Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton (Access Bank Ghana PLC)
Ultimate woman of the year, entrepreneurship – Jane Reason Ahadzie (CEO, JRA Cosmetics)
Trailblazer in Cosmetology Award – Faustina Adofo Adjagar (CEO of First Choice Hair & Beauty)
Voice of Women Award – Akumaa Mama Zimbi (Television and Radio Broadcast Journalist)
Brand Communication Personality of the Year, culinary – Eva Njeri (Culinary Category Lead, Promasidor
The Woman Behind the Scenes Award – AFEAFA NFOJOH (TV Producer/Director)
Excellence in Leadership, medical laboratory services – GEORGETTE MARFO PEPRAH (Head of the Diaspora Investment Desk, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
Excellence in Event Management – JANETTE DUAH (Chief Operations Officer and Lead Creative of Jandel Limited)
Excellence in Promoting Women Leaders – JOSPONG GROUP OF COMPANIES
Man, Empowering Women Award – YOFI GRANT (CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC))
Excellence in Sanitation Advocacy – DR. ABENA ASOMANING ANTWI (Managing Director and Lecturer – Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult (AfES Consult)
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Winners For Voting Categories:
Superwoman of the Year – Menaye Donkor
Woman CEO of the Year – Stacy Amoateng
Corporate lady of the Year – Belinda Yaa Dankwaa Tinkorang
Next rated woman of the Year – Rabby Bray
Her – Abilities – Anne Sena Fordie
Agency for Change Award – Pink for Africa
Agent of Change Award – Dr. Hannah-Lisa Tetteh
Volunteer of the Year Award – Aurelia Sowah-Mensah
Young Achiever – Yaa Birago
Media Personality of the Year – Serwaa Amihre
Discovery of the Year – Princess Fathia
Fashion Brand of the Year – Mislyn Kreation
Sports Personality of the Year – Doris boaduwaa
Beauty Brand of the Year – Susan Chanel Beauty
Actress of the Year – Nikki Samonas
Model of the Year – Flower Edem Nukator
Make-up Artist – Venda Jules
Hair Stylist of the Year – Strands & Mirrors
Entrepreneur of the Year – Baaba Ankrah
Humanitarian of the Year – Rev. Dr. Jennifer Donkor
Social Media Influencer of the Year – Zubaida Abdel Rahman
Health Personality of the Year – Dr. Louisa Ansong Satekla
Woman in the Spotlight – Chichi Yakubu
Creative champion – Georgina Tandoh