Women Across the Sub- region honoured at the Instinct Women Awards held in Accra

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The maiden edition of the InstinctWomen Awards (IWA) brought together and honoured women  moving and shaking industries across  various sectors in Ghana and beyond; with exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial expertise at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on Friday,  1st  October 1 2021.

Organized by Africa’s premium B2B events management organization, InstinctWave, IWA rewarded  exceptional women of value and impact in various sectors and industries; to increase Gender Inclusiveness, visibility on women who are positively impacting lives, rewriting the narrative and changing stereotypes.

In his opening remarks, the chief executive officer for InstinctWave, Mr. Akin Naphtal said the birth of the InstinctWomen awards stems from the organization’s belief in the value and empowerment of women. “Women, most times are underestimated, for women to  shatter glass ceilings in their chosen professions   while successfully  managing their homes, shows how  their ability  to multitask and still be successful. My late mother’s life has been an inspiration to me, she had no formal education but run a successful food business for over three decades with over 50 staff.”  

“Looking at what women are doing – we see the need to encourage them, through  a platform like this, celebrating all women, where there is no competition just women celebrating each other, both in the formal and informal sector, and tonight as we  kick this off we believe it would grow. He noted.

Mr Akin added that InstinctWave would keep recognising the excellent and exceptional work of women each year through the InstinctWomen Awards. 

A host of C-Level Executives and Women controlling the informal sector were conferred with awards- Former Politician and Founder of the Salt and Light Ministries, Rev, Dr.  Joyce Aryee received the Life Time Achievement Award while veteran broadcaster Oheneyere Gifty Anti received the Women Supporting Women Awards for her constant and resilient gender advocacy and mentorship.

Other award winners include; Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, National Science and Maths Quiz Mistress who received the Exceptional Woman in Academia Award, while, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, CEO for NHIA was bestowed the Exceptional Woman in Public Service Award, Country Manager for InstinctWave Ghana, Carol Opata Hogan was surprised with the Rising Woman Award, CEO for Pricebrim Enterprise- Chief Mrs AdetounPeregrino Brimah was adjudged the Exceptional Woman in Entrepreneurship for the Informal Sector. 

Organizations that have distinguished themselves in supporting women were also celebrated at the night- MTN Ghana was the receiver of the Excellence in Promoting & Developing Women Leaders, Ghandour Cosmetics were adjudged Best Organization in Women Products while Vodafone Ghana took away the Gender Oriented Company of the Year Award.  

Below is the A-Z list of Award Winners at the night

Excellence in Promoting & Developing Women LeadersMTN Ghana
Outstanding Organisation in Women Related ProductsMansuki Ghana Limited
Best Organisation in Women ProductsGhandour Cosmetics
Gender Oriented Company of the YearVodafone Ghana
Excellence in Promoting & Developing Women LeadersJospong Group
Instinct Women Rising Star in Beauty & Cosmetology AwardHajia Jamila Seeta CEO Seera Beauty Clinic & Jamila Home
Excellence in Marketing CommunicationsDolapo Otegbayi Director, Specialised Nutrition, FrieslandCampina
Instinct Women Rising Star Award in Corporate ServicesAbigail Mensah Amoah Operations Director, Zylofon Group
Rising Woman in HospitalityMartekor Quaye General Manager, Alisa Hotels Tema
InstinctWomen Rising Star Award in Communications & EventsCarol Opata Hogan Country Manager, InstinctWave
Exceptional Woman in Fashion Business AwardJoyce Ababio, CEO Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design
Exceptional Woman in Cosmetology & BeautyGrace Ameh-Obeng Founder; FC Beauty Group
Exceptional Woman in Sports AwardMercy Tagoe-Quarcoe Coach- Black Queens
Exceptional Woman in Credit IndustryMrs. Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun CEO Credit Registry Corporation
Exceptional Woman in Entrepreneurship (informal sector)Chief Mrs. Adetoun Peregrino Brimah CEO, Princebrim Enterprise
Exceptional Woman in Leadership and Entrepreneurship AwardBebe Clement Founder, Black Businesses in UK
Exceptional Woman in Real EstateUdokanma Maryanne Okonjo CEO/Vice Chairman Fine and Country West Africa
Excellence Woman in FinanceReine Larbi-Tieku Chief Financial Officer American Tower Ghana
Exceptional Woman in Human RelationsDR. Hazel Berrard Amuah CEO, People Factory Ltd
Exceptional Woman in Human RelationsAmma Benneh-Amponsah Chief Human Resources Officer MTN Ghana
Exceptional Woman in InsuranceBoatemaa Barfour-Awuah Executive Director, Star Assurance
Exceptional Woman   in AgricultureCatherine Krobo-Edusei CEO Eden Tree
Exceptional Woman in Human RelationsHannah Ashiokai Akrong
Director, Human Resource Vodafone Ghana
Exceptional Woman in AcademiaProf. Elsie Effah Kaufmann- Quiz Mistress NSMQ / Senior Lecturer University of Ghana
Exceptional Woman in Customer ServiceJemima Kotey-Walsh Chief Customer Relations Officer MTN Ghana
Outstanding Woman in Telecom EnterpriseTawa Bolarin Director, Enterprise Business Unit and Wholesale
Exceptional Woman in Environmental Protection AwardMrs. Florence Larbi Chief Operating Officer- Environment & Sanitation Cluster, Jospong Group
Leadership in Sustainability and Charitable GivingGeta Striggner-Quartey Director, Legal and External Affairs Vodafone
Exceptional Woman in Oil & GasMrs. Ivy Apea Owusu CEO Cirrus Oil Services Limited
Women Supporting Women AwardOheneyere Gifty Anti CEO, GDA Media
Exceptional Woman in Public Service AwardDr. Lydia Dsane-Selby Chief Executive Officer NHIA
Exceptional Woman in Entrepreneurship AwardMs. Esther Amba Numaba Cobbah Founder &CEO, Strategic Communications
Exceptional Woman in EntrepreneurshipIsraella Kafui Mansu Managing Director MGL Naturals
Exceptional Woman in Entrepreneurship AwardMuniratu Lamptey Founder/CEO Imani Impressionsz
Exceptional Woman in Trustees IndustryFunmilayo Ekundayo MD/CEO STL Trustees
Exceptional Woman in Philanthropy and Humanitarian AwardAlhaja Risikat Vanderpuije Executive Director Dalpha Holding
Exceptional Woman in Politics& Governance    Hon Irene NaaTorshie Lartey-Administrator- District Assemblies Common Fund
Exceptional Woman in Public Service AwardDr.  Irene Stella Agyenim-Boateng Deputy Chief Executive (Services) Volta River Authority
Exceptional Woman in TechnologyYvette Adounvo Atekpe Managing Director – Dimension Data Ghana
Instinct Women Lifetime Achievement Award   Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee- Founder & Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries

Patrons of the event were treated to a night of nostalgic experience through entertainment and networking.

The event was supported by the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection with media support from Zylofon Media and Instinct Business Magazine. 

About InstinctWave

InstinctWave, an ISO 9001:2015 certified Firm is Africa’s premium B2B event & media specialists are noted for some of the continents most recognized awards schemes across the globe including the highly successful, Ghana Information Technology &Telecom Awards (GITTA) in its 11th year, Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards now in its 5th year, The Africa Public Sector Conference & Awards in its 3rd year, Africa Construction and Real Estate Awards in its 3rd Year, Marketing World Awards in its 10th year, Africa Human Resource Innovation Awards in its 4th year and other industry related events in Africa.  

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