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Estelle Akofio-Sowah Receives WomanRising Award

In its pursuit of recognizing women business leaders in Ghana, WomanRising, a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs, has presented an award to Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Country Manager of Google Ghana as a recognition for being listed among 2016’s Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana.

The ranking which was instituted in 2016 by WomanRising, was aimed at highlighting the achievements of women business leaders in the country and echoing the important roles they play in various institutions which are key to the country’s economy and job creation sector.

Estelle Akofio-Sowah being presented with the award

In a private ceremony hosted at the head office of Google Ghana, with her team members present, Ms Estelle was presented the award by the COO of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE), Alice Larkai and head of Research, Prince Akpah.

Before her appointment as Google Ghana Country Manager in 2009, Estelle served as Managing Director of BusyInternet and was the President of the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association

Estelle Akofio-Sowah discussed with Alice Larkai and Prince Akpah

Others recognized on the list include: Lucy Quist (CEO of Airtel), Roshi Motman (CEO of Tigo Ghana), Mawuena Trebah (former CEO of GIPC), Abiola Bawuah (UBA Ghana), Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh (CEO of IBM Ghana), Christiana Olaoye (CEO of Energy Bank), Yolanda Zoleka Cuba (CEO of Vodafone Ghana) and now Estelle Akofio-Sowah (CEO, Google Ghana)

WomanRising on the 19th of October will be hosting the Women CEOs Summit at the Movenpick Hotel. The event will kick off at 10 am with a business fair and exhibition and conference at 2 pm. Registration is currently ongoing on

WomanRising is a network under The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) that focuses on women entrepreneurs and professionals in the consistent development and advancement of women, especially in Africa.

Other initiatives run by WomanRising include; WomanRising Awards, Women CEOs Summit, WR Clique 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women, 100 Most Outstanding Entrepreneurs in Ghana.

Article by Prince Akpah


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