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Women CEO leadership network to be launched at Ghana CEO Summit

GHANA – The 6th Ghana CEO Summit, scheduled to be held on May 23, 2022, will launch a Women CEO Leadership Network in the country.

Mr. Ernest De-Graft Egyir, summit founder revealed the launch adding that the network will enable the finest women in leadership pool intellectual, financial and social capital to enhance their skills and capacities.

The formation of the Women CEO Leadership Network is an effort by the Ghana CEO Network to bridge the gender gap and provide support to women in leadership.

The network will highlight and reinforce the strengths of women in top-level corporate leadership while providing ladders of solutions to overcome obstacles that uniquely confront women.

The activities of the Women CEO Leadership Network will be instrumental in pushing Ghana towards the attainment of (SDG) 5, which is about gender equality,” said Mr. Egyir.

Issues to be addressed by the network include wage gap, opportunities, discrimination and stereotypes, work and family life balance, professional development and career progression as well as networking.

In addition, the network will be active in advocating for STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) education and mentorship for girls and emerging female leaders.

It has been observed that despite the unraveling of negative social stereotypes, there still remains a gender gap at the executive level of corporate leadership.

More work needs to be done to shatter the stereotypes, break barriers and churn out more formidable female business leaders.

Current female leaders must be offered needed safety nets to be able to optimize their effectiveness and deepen their impact.

Trending issues such as women in the new world of work, building an ecosystem for women in fourth industrial revolution jobs, promoting lifelong learning in STEM and computing among others will be addressed.

The theme for this year’s Ghana CEO Summit is “Digital Leadership for the Digital Economy: Leading Digital Business and Government Transformation – A private-public sector dialogue.”

Leading in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world could be an overwhelming endeavor.

It is the goal of this summit to equip leaders to be able to navigate the maze and create shared value for society.

The CEO Summit is the foremost business conference for CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers for high-impact learning, business opportunities and solutions, networking deals as well as dialogue with the government.

Since its inception in 2016, the summit has established itself as a unique thought leadership platform for high-level business meetings, thought-provoking discussions, and trendsetting presentations.

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