It took me 10 years to finally launch Women of Valour – Nana Aba Anamoah
Nana Aba Anamoah
Renowned Broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah has revealed that it took her about 10 years to finally launch Women of Valour, a platform to empower the next generation of women.
Women of Valour (WoV) is a one-of-a-kind women empowerment event that seeks to bring together strong, courageous women to share their stories of triumph, loss, and everything in between to inspire others to greatness.
Speaking at the official launch to unveil speakers for the maiden edition slated for March 8, 2023, at the held GHastro restaurant on Tuesday, February 7, Nana Aba Anamoah said after 10 years of procrastination to ensure the best comes out, she has finally gathered the courage to unveil WoV.
“People who know me truly well know that I am a big fan of procrastination, I love to procrastinate, not because I am lazy, it’s because I love to think through an idea, think and think thoroughly before I move it from paper to reality,” she said.
Nana Aba Anamoah added that “so for 10 years, every single year before international women’s day, I speak to myself maybe it is time to do Women of Valour, then I change my mind, something comes about or I just jump into my lazy shell.”
The brain behind the initiative further added that “In December 2022, I went on leave because I needed a break, and in the middle of one night, I received an epiphany and I just said this is it, 2023 I need to roll out WoV, the moment I felt it, I knew there is no turning back.”
Sharing her inspiration, she said there had been a number of times at the least of her moments, a woman’s story she had read would help her overcome her situation.
According to her, at times she runs into some young women uninvited and shares what she had learned from people’s experiences with them to serve as a motivation for them to move to the next level.
She revealed that this year’s event would have speakers like seasoned and award-winning actress, Omotoloa Jalade Ekeinde, renowned Supersports studio anchor and pitchside reporter, Julia Stuart, and a Ghanaian young social entrepreneur and Women & children’s rights activist, Eugenia Baffour Bankoh.
WoV 2023 will open with powerful presentations from three women of repute and substance:
Sika Goka doing a presentation on the topic,“Becoming a Quintessential Lady”
Obuobia doing a presentation on the topic, “Hello Gen Z… Here are some hard truths”
Ms. Charlotte OSEI doing a presentation on the topic, “Why Women Need Courage
Profile of speakers
Eugenia Baffour Bankoh
Eugenia is a Ghanaian young social entrepreneur and Women & children’s rights activist whose main focus is advocacy for gender-based violence.
She worked as a senior marketing consultant for a European business organization and later a
senior marketing manager for Orion advertising agency before she quit to focus on a full time
She is the founder of The Safe Space Foundation and is currently running the foundation full-time. She is passionate about women and children advocacy and in her spare time she prefers to read.
Julia Stuart is an award-winning presenter and is presenter at SuperSport International in South Africa.
She works as a studio anchor and pitchside reporter on SuperSport’s many football properties including the DSTV Premiership as well as cup competitions in South Africa and Premier League TV internationally.
Julia anchored the just-ended Qatar 2022 World Cup on super sports. She also anchored the UEFA European Championships, Africa Cup of Nations, Fifa Women’s World Cup, and UEFA Europa League.
The 2019 SAB Sports Video Media Presenter of the Year hosts the tactical analysis show Extra Time Reloaded. In 2020 she co-hosted the Premier Soccer League Awards for the first time.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka OmoT is among many things a multiple award-winning Nigerian actress, Director, UNwfp ambassador, and Amnesty international activist.
Omotola was in February 2013, honoured by TIME magazine, as one of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Beyonce.
She is a Voting Member of the Oscars and a Member of the Actors Executive Committee for the Academy.
Omotola was on the 5th of February 2019 honoured By the “City of Los Angeles” as a Leading Black Person in cinema.
Find their bios below
Sika Goka is a Certified Etiquette Coach who received her training from The British School of
Etiquette in the UK. As part of her accreditation, she is also certified by The Institute of Leadership Management (ILM), City and Guilds. She has a BA in Business Studies from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, UK.
Sika has more than a decade of experience in the banking sector, having worked in various roles within retail banking, and mortgage services, and as a Branch Manager with Barclays Bank, UK, and Head of Customer Services with Fidelity Bank Ghana.
She is currently the Chief Operations Officer for R and R Luxury limited Ghana. She has also worked in finance and administration within the e-learning sector, having established the Pitman Franchise in Ghana in her capacity as Managing Director.
Obuobia Darko- Opoku
Obuobia is a Business Executive, philanthropist, and Communications Professional. Obuobia has many years of journalism practice, including being a radio and TV personality, working with many platforms in Ghana. She is a former on-air personality at Radio Gold, hosted the breakfast show on TV Africa and is currently with WoezorTV, one of Accra’s exciting television networks.
She is a former Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana Free Zones Authority.
Over the past few years, Obuobia Darko-Opoku has distinguished herself to be one of the finest Public speaking professionals in the country, speaking on various platforms and programs. She’s also an astute marketing and Brand specialist with wide experience in Corporate, product and personality branding.
Charlotte Osei is a highly accomplished Ghanaian Business Lawyer, Legal and International Elections Consultant with over 28 years combined experiences in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors within and outside Ghana. As a woman, Charlotte has shattered many glass ceilings in her professional life.
She was the first female Chair of Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). Under her leadership, the NCCE witnessed some of the most significant transformations in its history.
Again, she was the first female Chair of Ghana’s Electoral Commission and within two (2) years, presided over a local government election, parliamentary by-elections, and Ghana’s very acclaimed Presidential and Parliamentary elections in December 2016.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme