Oct 01, 2013

Fifteen Civil Society Leaders Selected for Inaugural Cohort of Prestigious Ghanaian Leadership Program

The Research Center for Leadership in Action and Fundación Mujeres por África are pleased to announce the 15 participants of the inaugural Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program, a leadership development opportunity for women in mid-level management positions in Ghanaian civil society organizations.

The program is part of the Ghana Wins! Project, an initiative to develop and promote the leadership of Ghanaian women in the key sectors of healthcare, education and civil society. The Ghana Wins! Project is offered through a partnership between New York University, Fundación Mujeres Por África, Banco Santander, and the University of Ghana. 

RCLA Deputy Director Amparo Hofmann-Pinilla said, “We are thrilled to support this dynamic group of women representing a wide range of civil society organizations in Ghana as they build the skills and networks to lead transformational change in their communities.”

The Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program begins in December 2013 with an intensive week-long leadership institute in Ghana. Over the course of the program, each participant will design and implement an innovative project to address a pressing need in her organization or community. The program also offers an intensive leadership institute in New York City and a closing summit in Ghana in October 2014.

Fundación Mujeres Por África President María Teresa Fernández de la Vega said, “The program provides an exciting opportunity to leverage the knowledge and strength of these women who are making significant contributions to growth and prosperity in Ghana.”

2013 Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program Cohort

  • Wendy Naa Yaaboko Abbey, Acting Executive Director at the Human Rights Advocacy Centre
  • Esenam Abra Ahiadorme, Program Officer for Governance at Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF),  Ghana
  • Patience Antonio, Senior Human Resource Specialist at Compassion International Ghana 
  • Regina Antwi, Relations Manager at the Leading Ladies Network
  • Noelle Theara Appiah, Legal Aid Coordinator at the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ghana
  • Mary Yaa Ayim, Assistant Lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Ghana
  • Miracle Damanka, Development Director at OrphanAid Africa
  • Joyce Lena Danguah, Project Officer at the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre
  • Salomey Gyamfi Afrifa, Senior Development Planner at Ga South Municipal Assembly
  • Beauty Emefa Narteh, Communications Officer at the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition 
  • Linda Ataa Nyarko (Osabutey), Shelter Manager at Challenging Heights
  • Ernestina Ofoe, Intern-Volunteer at Totally Youth
  • Ama Ofori-Antwi, Project Officer at the Coalition on Domestic Violence Legislation in Ghana
  • Mabel Pinkrah, Principal Research Assistant and Administrator at the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy, University of Ghana
  • Jamila Haruna Yeboah, Volunteer Project Coordinator at the Ark Foundation

NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action conducts breakthrough research on leadership and offers customized leadership development and capacity-building programs. Learn more at wagner.nyu.edu/leadership

Fundación Mujeres Por África is committed to contributing to sustainable development, human rights, peace and justice for people and especially for women in Africa. Learn more at http://www.mujeresporafrica.es/

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