Photo: Dr. Joyce Aryee, Founding Patron, IWF Ghana and former CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
The International Women’s Forum global board of directors have announced IWF Ghana as the newest addition to the IWF global network of 75 forums in 34 nations on six continents. The first gathering of IWF Ghana members occurred in Accra, Ghana on January 27th, 2015. More than 40 of Ghana’s most preeminent women were in attendance at the event at the Villa Monticello Hotel.
The members of IWF’s global delegation who presided over this distinguished forum development event were; Esther Silver-Parker, Global Ambassador and Past IWF President; Rosalind Kainyah, MBE, IWF Ghana Chief Advisor; Merene Benyah, Senior Partner, JLD & MB Legal Consultancy; Sandy Stash, Group VP – Safety, Sustainability and External Affairs at Tullow Oil and IWF Global Ambassador; Past IWF Director Bridgette Radebe, Founding President, IWF South Africa; Nana Magomola IWF Global Board & Chair, IWF’s Presidents’ Council; Chad Fleming, Managing Director & Membership Officer, the International Women’s Forum; Elsie Effah Kaufmann, Former IWF Leadership Foundation Fellow – University of Ghana and Helen Yitah, Former IWF Leadership Foundation Fellow – University of Ghana.
Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, will serve as the Founding Patron of IWF Ghana. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the first woman to head an African chamber of mines. She is the founder and Executive Director of Salt & Light Ministries. She is an accomplished management consultant and a professional counselor who has dedicated over thirty-eight years to service of Ghana. In particular, she served as Secretary of Information and Education in the PNDC government and as non-cabinet minister at the National Commission for Democracy. She is a senior mentor for the African Leadership Initiative and also mentors the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment and Leadership Development (WIELD). She is a board member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Central University College, Stanbic Bank and the Bible Society of Ghana.