Top 100 Ghana's Women Board Directors

Africa’s foremost PR and ratings firm, Avance Media, has announced the inaugural Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors list for 2023. 

This groundbreaking initiative highlights the exceptional contributions of women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation, and impact within their respective industries.

The selection process for the Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors was rigorous, considering a comprehensive range of criteria such as experience, education, board tenure, industry expertise, leadership capabilities, notable impact, awards, recognition, and public presence.

The research revealed that women hold 28% of board positions in Ghana, compared to the global average of 20% as indicated by The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. The report further showed that within the 52 Ghanaian companies listed, only 10 have women serving as their board chairs. Notably, 42% of the women on the list hold positions on bank boards.

A highlight of the event was the announcement of the maiden Ghana Board Diversity Awards. Media General was recognized as the Best Gender-Inclusive Board (private), while Exim Bank Ghana and the Ghana Revenue Authority clinched the title of Best Gender-Inclusive Board (public). These awards underscore the efforts of Ghanaian companies in championing gender diversity within their leadership structures.

The unveiling, which took place at the SB Incubator in Accra on August 14th, 2023 in Accra also featured an engaging panel discussion hosted by Prince Akpah on the pivotal role of women in board leadership. Esteemed panellists included Board Chair of Old Mutual Ghana, Hellen Amarquaye; President / Council Chair of the Institute of Directors-Ghan, Rev. (Mrs.) Angela Carmen Appiah (FIoD); and CEO of Acreaty Ghana, Elsie Appau-Klu. Their insights illuminated the significance of women’s contributions to effective corporate governance.

On the sidelines of the event, Prince Akpah, Founder of Avance Media, remarked, “The Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors list is a testament to the remarkable achievements of women leaders who continue to pave the way for others. Their dedication, expertise, and impact are instrumental in shaping the future of corporate leadership in Ghana. Celebrating their accomplishments will inspire more gender-inclusive boardrooms and contribute to a diverse and prosperous business landscape.”

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The initiative is a creation of PR and rating firm, Avance Media with partnerships from Acreaty Ghana, Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh), Business and Financial Times (BFT),, and Words Magazine.

Profiles of the women are published on 

2023 Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors announced by Avance Media

Below is the full list of Avance Media’s Top 100 Ghana’s Women Board Directors for 2023

  1. Abena Amoah || Central Securities Depository
  2. Abena Osei-Poku || Ghana Stock Exchange (c)
  3. Abiola Bawuah || UBA Ghana
  4. Adelaide Ahwireng || Ghana Revenue Authority
  5. Adwoa Nyantakyiwa Annan || Fidelity Bank Ghana
  6. Afua Adubea Koranteng || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  7. Afua Asabea Asare (Dr.) || Exim Bank Ghana
  8. Afua Djimi || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  9. Akua Kuenyehia (Prof) || SC Bank Ghana
  10. Akyaa Afreh Arhin Addo-Kufuor || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  11. Ama Boafo-Arthur (Dr.) || Graphic Communications Group
  12. Ama Gyamfuah Abrefa || Ghana National Petroleum Corporation 
  13. Ama Sarpong Bawuah || Access Bank Ghana (c)
  14. Ama Serwah Nerquaye Tetteh || Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  15. Angela Forson || GOIL Ghana
  16. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh || Bank of Ghana
  17. Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta (Prof) || EnteRprise Group
  18. Angela Peasah || Unilever Ghana PLC
  19. Augustina Amakye (Dr.) || First Atlantic Bank 
  20. Beatrice Bridget Ofei || First National Bank Ghana 
  21. Benonita Bismarck || GCNET
  22. Carlien Dorcas Bou-Chedid (Ing.) || Electricity Company of Ghana
  23. Catherine Quaidoo || Exim Bank Ghana
  24. Christina Sutherland || SIC Insurance Company PLC 
  25. Comfort Ocran || Bank of Ghana
  26. Cynthia Forson (Dr.) || Cal Bank
  27. Dela Obeng-Sakyi || Ghana Revenue Authority
  28. Edith Dankwa (Dr.) || Unilever Ghana PLC
  29. Edith Uyovbukerhi || Old Mutual Ghana
  30. Efua Ghartey || Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  31. Efua Preba Arkaah Greenstreet || Prudential Insurance
  32. Elaine Sam || Media General
  33. Elizabeth Akua Ohene || SSNIT (c)
  34. Elsie Addo Awadzi || Bank of Ghana
  35. Esi Tawia Addo-Ashong || Stanbic Bank Ghana (c) 
  36. Estelle Akofio-Sowah || Stanbic Bank Ghana
  37. Ethel Cofie || Old Mutual Ghana
  38. Eva Mends || Ghana Revenue Authority
  39. Evelyn Duku || UMB Bank
  40. Florence Larbi || Jospong Group
  41. Frances Adu-Mante || Absa Bank Ghana (c)
  42. Freda Yahan Duplan || Zenith Bank (c)
  43. Gloria Adjoa Owusu || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  44. Gloria Irene Amaki Payida || SSNIT
  45. Grace Amey-Obeng || Media General
  46. Hannah Brenda Amoateng || FBNBank Ghana
  47. Helen Amarquaye || Old Mutual Ghana (c)
  48. Helen Nankani || Cal Bank
  49. Irene Baaba Hagan || GT Bank Ghana
  50. Ivy Betur Naaso || SSNIT
  51. Ivy Ruby Austin || Graphic Communications Group
  52. Janet Akosua Gyasiwaa || Volta River Authority
  53. Joyce Agyeman Attafuah || BOST
  54. Joyce Rosalind Aryee (Dr.) || Volta River Authority
  55. Juliana Addo-Yobo || Prudential Bank Limited
  56. Juliana Asante || Societe Generale Ghana
  57. Juliette Modupe Tuakli (Dr.) || Zenith Bank
  58. Karen Akiwumi-Tanoh || Prudential Insurance
  59. Laurette Korkor Otchere || Societe Generale Ghana
  60. Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah || Fidelity Bank Ghana
  61. Lydia Essah || GCB Bank
  62. Lynn Allotey Gadzekpo || National Investment Bank Limited
  63. Maata Opare || Electricity Company of Ghana
  64. Mabel A. Amoatemaa Sarpong || GOIL Ghana
  65. Magdalene Harley || Donewell Insurance
  66. Maidie Elizabeth Arkutu || GT Bank Ghana
  67. Mansa Nettey || Zen Petroleum
  68. Margaret Boateng Sekyere || Societe Generale Ghana (c)
  69. Margaret Ekua Prah || Ghana Investment Promotion Council 
  70. Marian Barnor || Multimedia Ghana
  71. Mary Boakye || Development Bank Ghana
  72. Maureen Abla Amematekpor || Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd.
  73. Muriel Susan Edusei || Prudential Bank Limited (c)
  74. Naana Nsafoah Sarpong || Electricity Company of Ghana
  75. Nana Adwoa Dokua || COCOBOD
  76. Nana Ama Ayensua Saara III || GCB Bank
  77. Nana Ama Botchway   || MTN Ghana
  78. Nana Ama Tima Boakye || Bui Power Authority
  79. Nana Yaa Owusu-Ansah || Unilever Ghana PLC
  80. Nora Bannerman Abbott || Ghana Investment Promotion Council
  81. Olivia Frimpong Kwapong (Prof) || Graphic Communications Group (c)
  82. Pamela Djamson-Tettey || SIC Insurance Company PLC 
  83. Patience Akyianu || Ecobank Ghana
  84. Patience Asante || First Atlantic Bank 
  85. Pearl Nkrumah || Access Bank Ghana
  86. Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin (Dr.) || Bui Power Authority
  87. Rebecca Lomo Atswei || Starlife Assurance
  88. Regina Ohene-Darko Adutwum (Dr.) || Bank of Ghana
  89. Rosalind Nana Emela Kainyah || Cal Bank
  90. Rosemary Beryl Archer || Ghana Free Zones Authority 
  91. Rosemary Yeboah || Ecobank Ghana
  92. Rosie Ebe Arthur || MTN Ghana
  93. Rosy Fynn || First National Bank Ghana 
  94. Sarah-Mary Frimpong || Stanbic Bank Ghana
  95. Susana Alo (Dr.) || Ghana Free Zones Authority 
  96. Teresa Effie Cooke || OmniBSIC Bank Limited
  97. Thelma Efua Quaye || First Atlantic Bank 
  98. Theresa Afua Ayoade || Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  99. Victoria Barth || Prudential Bank Limited
  100. Yvette Adounvo Atekpe || Access Bank Ghana


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