Charlotte Osei,Omotola, Others to speak at the Women of Valour conference
Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, Multiple Award-Winning Nigerian Actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Award Winning South African Sports Journalist, Julia Stuart, is set to grace the first-ever Women of Valour conference in Accra on March 7, 2023.
The Women of Valour (WoV), an initiative, spearheaded by the General Manager of the EIB Network and ace Ghanaian Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah to highlight women with unique stories of courage.
The WoV event is scheduled for March 7, a day before the International Day for Women at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
It will assemble incredible women from different backgrounds, orientations, and cultures whose stories reflect and connect with the reality of most women and girls.
This year’s event will open with powerful presentations from two women of repute and substance; Sika Goka on “Becoming A Quintessential Lady” and Obuobia Darko-Opoku on the topic “Hello Gen Z… Here are some hard truths.”
Addressing the media, the founder of WoV, and award-winning broadcaster, Nana Aba Anamoah indicated that the three carefully selected women influencers will share their stories to inspire young girls to persevere and confront their worst fears.
“I have embarked on many projects in the past, but Women of Valour is equally special; it has taken me over 10 years to finally move from paper to reality,” she disclosed.
She said “many have asked why Women of Valour? I cannot begin to tell you how, as an avid reader stories of courage have ponded me to fight on when the entire universe is against me, and trust me, I have been in such situations many times.”
“Whenever I am at the crossroads, another woman’s story of courage did the trick for me… I strongly believe the women I have personally selected will inspire you to greatness with their courageous stories, which are barely ever told,” she added.
“It’s an idea a have been mauling over for 10 years, and people who know me truly well know that I am a big fan of procrastination, not because I am lazy, but because I like to think and think thoroughly through an idea. And so, for 10 years, every single year before international women’s day, I tell myself maybe it is time to do women of valour and sometimes comes up and I change my mind” Nana Aba Anamoah disclosed.
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Nana Aba Anamoah would then reveal how her leave in December would be the beginning of her 10-year dream being to fruition.
“In December, I went on leave because I needed a break. And in the middle of one night, I received an epiphany and I just knew that this is it, 2023 I was going to roll out women of valour. And the moment I got that epiphany I knew that there was no going back”, she added.
WoV 2023 will have Oboubia Darko-Opoku, a business and communications professional, Sika Goka, a certified Etiquette Coach and Charlotte Osei, former EC Chair speaking on various topics as an appetizer on the event, with Actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Supersport’s Julia Stuart and Children’s Rights activist, Eugenia Baffour Bankoh, as main speakers.
Explaining the rationale and choice of speakers, Nana Aba Anamoah, intimated how the speakers each have unique stories which have never been told.
On the future plans of the project beyond the one-day event on 7th March, spokesperson of Women of Valour, Naa Dedei Tettey explained there is an aspect of mentorship in the project that was being explored.
“We are not just looking at having the ladies gather here and have a conference and end there , we are also exploring instances where we will pay visit to senior high schools and talk to young ladies” Naa Dedei Tettey revealed.