It was all glam and fashion at the Accra International Conference Centre when beauty with brains all gathered to celebrate the 4th annual women in banking and finance awards 2017. This awards night was set to appreciate and award women in the banking, finance, insurance, investments, accounting, auditing and communications sector in Ghana.
Gracing the occasion were the crème de la crème in the banking and financial divisions in Ghana. Names such as Mrs. Margaret Lokko of UT Bank, Mrs. Mary Brown of Prudential Bank, Mrs. Francisca Nyamekye Karikari of Liberty Insurance, Madam Ama Amoah of Legacy Savings and Loans, Dr. Juliet Tuakli of Child and Associate, Mr. Setor Green of United Pension Trustees and Mrs. Aretha A. Duku of Ghana Union Assurance were the personalities who took to the high table to commemorate the event.
They launched Women in Banking and Finance Magazine and the National Women in Banking Fair scheduled to open in October 2017. These initiatives will inspire and encourage women who would like to venture into banking and finance, help women in the banking sector to rise to the top and achieve their utmost potential and also educate women on how to overcome challenges faced in holding sensitive positions in the banking and finance world.
Over 15 women were awarded that night as their hard work and dedication in shaping the financial world was acknowledged. Shirley Frimpong of Frimps Oil emerged accountant of the year and the overall Female Finance Personality for 2017; the coveted prize of the night.
Akosua Oduma Oppong- Tawiah of Capital and More took away microfinance personality of the year and Comfort Oduro Nyarko, CEO of Makola Institute took home the community development award of the year. Other awardees were Barbara Prama Asante of Tigo Insurance who won the micro-insurance of the year, Gifty Blay, Head Retail at Unibank received E-banking personality of the year, MD of Liberty Insurance Brokers Mrs. Francisca Karikari emerged Insurance Personality of the year. And the ladies association of the year went to Star life Assurance Company. Joanna Bannerman, MD of Access Bank, Zambia was given the Finance Education and Mentorship award.
The 4th edition of the women in banking and finance focused on the role of women in improving service delivery in Ghana. The theme for the night was “Towards improvement in service delivery: the roles of women finance professionals”. The speaker for the night was Madam Adelaide Benneh, former Principal of Ghana Banking College.
The exciting programme lineup included; family and friends meet and greet, lovely cultural display, business networking, and cocktail reception. It was a great event and kudos to all the women who took home an award.