Global Women’s Business Exchange Conference Ghana, Oct 6 2018



Thank you for your participation & support

The US Ghana Chamber of Commerce brings you the Global Women’s Business Exchange Conference

Kempinski Hotel
Accra, Ghana

Ministries, PMB 66, Gamel Abdul Nasser Ave, Accra, Ghana

October 5 - October 6, 2018

The Mission

To bring together business and professional women from all over the world to exchange and leverage their experiences in the fields of Healthcare, Finance, Legal, Business and Education, and will bring a new sense of self-awareness, self-empowerment and self-leadership that crosses political, cultural, religious, and national boundaries.

Accra Skyline

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Speakers

Amazing Women from Around the World...

Her Excellency Haija Mrs Samira Bawumia

Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana

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Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi

President, Ghana College of Nurses & Midwives

President & CEO: Center for Health Development & Research - Ghana

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Roberta G. Torian, Esq.

Partner, Reed Smith LLC / Philadelphia, PA

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Heather Evans

Co-Founder, Vice Chair of Board for VAST Coalition

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Nina Baksmaty Djamson

CEO/Head Designer - Koshie O

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Shea M. Rhodes, Esq.

Director and Co-Founder Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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Commissioner Belinda A. Handy

Commissioner, Superior Court / Riverside, CA

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Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson

Former Coca Cola Executive, CEO Infinity Global Connections / Fayetteville, GA

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Florence Torson-Hart

President, US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce

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Cindy Tawiah

CEO - Diva by Cindy Haircare

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Angel Livas

Founder/Board Chair - The Woman Behind The Business

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Dr. Justina Baidoo

Chairperson of Adom Mbroso Group of Companies

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Abla Dzifa Gomashie

Founder & CEO Values for Life Foundation

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Dr. Isabella Nyan

Founder Nyanba Medical Foundation

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Dr. Princess Naana Ocansey

CEO SOS Global Investments

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Mrs Mawuena Trebarh

Chief Business Strategist, Inspire Africa Consult LTD

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Awo Twumasi

CEO Palmer Group

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Emma Morrison

Group Head, Business Reporting, MultiMedia Group LLC

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David D. Simons

CEO of Kingdom Social Media

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"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble."

Serena Williams

Premier Networking Events

Take advantage of networking opportunities

Chamber Breakfast

Friday, Oct 5 @8:00am

Join members of the Chamber at breakfast. (Included in Deluxe & Corporate registration)

Entertainment & Dinner Party

Friday, Oct 5 @7:00pm

Join members of the Chamber at breakfast. (Included in Deluxe & Corporate registration)

Chamber Dinner

Saturday, Oct 6 @6:00pm

Join members of the Chamber at breakfast. (Included in Deluxe & Corporate registration)

Ghana Attractions

See the sights of Ghana

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Elmina Castle

First European slave-trading post in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Kakum

Made up of mostly rain-forest, Kakum covers an area of 350 square kilometres. The key attraction of Kakum, is the tree canopy walkway

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The Umbrella Rock

Found at the site of the Boti Falls in Yilo Krobo District, Ghana. Its size is well okay to shelter up to about 12 to 15 people at once.

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Aburi Botanical Garden

Located just three quarters of an hour drive from Accra, the garden covers a total land area of about one hundred and sixty (160) acres, with only three (3) acres developed and the remaining serving as a botanical reserve

Traveling to Ghana

No hustle travel packages created to simplify the process of attending

Packages based on our preferred hotel partners and anticipated airline charges. As a note, the packages are calculated based on current airfare prices and may fluctuate. They also include a built-in service fee for the travel planner to manage your trip.

Registering

Our registration packages

Standard

$ 500

  • Package Includes
  • Saturday Workshop
  • Ballroom Lunch
  • Tour of Accra
  • Opening Reception
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Deluxe

Best Value

$ 1500

  • Package Includes
  • Events from Standard Package
  • Ghanaian Celebrations
  • Entertainment & Dinner Party
  • Chamber Breakfast
  • Chamber Dinner
  • Closing Reception
  • Pre-conference Trip

Corporate

$ 2500

  • Package Includes
  • Events from Deluxe Package
  • Breakfast with Ghana's second lady
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Plenary and Breakout Sessions

 

Thursday - Pre-ConferenceOctober 4th2018
5:30pm
Registration
7:30pm

Welcome Reception

Networking and By the Fireside Chat with Dr. Justina Baidoo, CEO & Founder, Adom Mbroso Group

Saturday - ConferenceOctober 6th2018
8:00am
Registration
9:00am

Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introduction

US Ghana Chamber of Commerce

9:20am

Opening Keynote

Her Excellency Haija Mrs Samira Bawumia, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana

10:00am

Refreshment Break

10:15am

Plenary # 1 Panel Discussion: Leveraging the Power of the C-Suite for Women

Moderator: Angel Livas, Founder/Board Chair - The Woman Behind The Business

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Strategist Global Insights
  • Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson, Former Coca Cola Executive for Multi-Cultural Affairs, CEO Infinity Global Connections, LLC Atlanta, GA, Founder of Wo Ye Bra, Ghana
  • Mrs. Roberta Torian Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLC / Philadelphia, PA
  • H.E. Dr. Ocansey, CEO SOS Global Investments

Panel Description: Panel will discuss different paths to the top. Speakers will explore the challenges and opportunities for women and offer suggestions to fast track growth

11:30am - Breakout Session #1

Panel Discussion: The Business of Health Care(Opportunities, Paths and Challenges)

Moderator: Dr. Leticia Otchere-Darko, Former President Ghana Physicians & Surgeons Foundation of North America

Panelists:

  • Ms. Esi Amoaful , Nutrition Division, Ghana Health Service
  • Dr. Isabella Nyan, Founder & CEO, Nyanba Medical Foundation
  • Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, President, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives; President, Centre for Health Development and Research, Ghana

Panel Description: Discussion of Different business and career opportunities in healthcare. Explore areas with female under-representation and which programs are available for female entrepreneurs

Panel Discussion: Tapping into the Investment Opportunities in the Informal Sector

Moderator: FlorenceTorson-Hart , President Us-Ghana Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ocansey, CEO SOS Global Investments
  • Abla Dzifa Gomashie, CEO & Founder, Values for Life Foundation

Panel Description: Often overlooked by most investors, the informal sector is one filled with a lot of investment opportunities waiting to be maximized. Females constitute the majority of employers in this sector and is a potential source for making the greatest impact for ESG investments and initiatives

Panel Discussion: Legal - Career Advancement and Business Opportunities

Moderator: Belinda Handy, Roberta Torian, William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship

Panelists:

  • Commissioner Belinda Handy, Commissioner, Superior Court / Riverside, CA
  • Roberta Torian Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLC / Philadelphia, PA
  • Ernestina Kuukua Abraham, In-House Attorney, National House of Chiefs , Member of the International Bar Association, Founder EKA Legal Consult, Ghana

Discussion: Education - Career Advancement and Business Opportunities

Madeleen Hesselman, Country Director- Innovation for Poverty Action, Ghana

Elizabeth Brintliff, President and CEO Junior Achievement - Africa

Panel Description: Career and Investment opportunities where females can make the greatest impact in policy and career advancement

12:40pm - Working Lunch Plenary #2

Panel Discussion: Sickle Cell Disease: a neglected global maternal and child health problem

Moderator: Prof. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, President, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana; Director Emeritus, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:

  • Dr. Catherine Segbefia, Senior Lecturer and Paediatric Haematologist, Department of Child Health, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Ms. Diana Dwuma-Badu, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Haematology, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
  • Ms. Princess Esther Coffie, Mother of a 13-year old boy with SCD.
  • Ms. Nana Opokua, BSc, a young woman with SCD
  • Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, President, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives; President, Centre for Health Development and Research, Ghana
2:00pm - Breakout Session #2

Panel Discussion: Health & Wellness

Moderator: Dr. Akua Ampadu, Hospitalist , Founder of Healing Words, New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Dr. Isabella Nyan, Founder & CEO Nyanba Medical Foundation
  • Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, President, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives; President, Centre for Health Development and Research, Ghana
  • Ms. Esi Amoaful , Nutrition Division, Ghana Health Service

Panel Discussion: Positioning Your Personal & Business Finances for Growth(Proactive & Protective Strategies…..Know how to Count your Money)

Moderator: Dr. Ocansey, CEO, SOS Global Investments

Panelists:

  • Florence Torson-Hart, President, US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce
  • Roberta Torian Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLC / Philadelphia, PA

Panel Description: How do you build wealth? How do you position your finances to increase your chances of accessing capital for growth? What are the best ways to protect your business and how much money are you leaving on the table. Make your efforts and resources count and don’t leave any costly blind spots unattended to.

Discussion: Legal – Trauma-Informed Legal Counsel for Victims of Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation

Shea Rhodes Esq., Director and Co-Founder Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Villanova, PA

Heather Evans, PhD, Founder & Vice Chair of Board for Vast Coalition

Panel Discussion: Creating Digital Assets

Moderator: David D. Simons CEO of Kingdom Social Media

Breakout Session Description: Creating Digital Assets: Get Paid Repeatedly For Work You Only Have to Do Once.

3:30pm

Refreshment Break

3:45pm - Breakout Session #3

Courageous Conversation - Enhancing Global Female Business and Professional relationships across generations. Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Alexis Amankwarnor, Research Manager

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Strategist, Global Insights
  • Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson, Former Coca Cola Executive for Multi-Cultural Affairs, CEO Infinity Global Connections, LLC Atlanta, GA, Founder of Wo Ye Bra, Ghana
  • Awo Twumasi, CEO Palmer Group
  • Linda Kusi, Global Ambassador for Miss Black America

Panel Description: Ripping off the band aid and examining the global relationship among women. What is the state of female collaboration and what are the benefits. A frank and courageous discussion among females of all generations regarding perceptions, challenges and areas of opportunity. Panelist will offer suggestions to expedite this process

Panel Discussion: Global Legal Protections for the Professional & Business Woman

Moderator: Roberta Torian, Esq., Partner, Reed Smith LLC / Philadelphia, PA

Panelists:

  • Commissioner Belinda Handy, Commissioner, Superior Court / Riverside, CA
  • Ernestina Kuukua Abraham, In-House Attorney, National House of Chiefs , Member of the International Bar Association, Founder EKA Legal Consult, Ghana

Panel Description: Legal issues and concerns for Female professionals and business owners. An examination of global legal protections and solutions

Discussion: Business – Branding your Business For Success

Cindy Tawiah, CEO, Diva by Cindy Haircare USA

Emma Morrison, Group Head, Business Reporting , Multi Media Group

Nina Baksmaty, CEO and Head Designer, Koshie O

Angel Livas, Founder/Board Chair - The Woman Behind The Business

David D. Simons, CEO of Kingdom Social Media

Panel Discussion: Education – Global Female Education & Empowerment

Moderator: Lydia Henry

Panelists:

  • Madeleen Hesselman, County Director- Innovation for Poverty Action, Ghana
  • Elizabeth Brintliff, President And CEO Junior Achievement - Africa
  • Abla Dzifah Gomashie, Founder & CEO Values for Life Foundation
5:00pm - Plenary #3

Unleashing the Full Power of Global Networking & Leveraging Relationships

Moderator: Florence Torson-Hart, President US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:

  • Angel Livas, Founder/Board Chair - The Woman Behind The Business
  • Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Investment Strategist, Global Insights
  • Sakyiwaa Aboagye – Atta, MBA Candidate
  • Cindy Tawiah, CEO - Diva by Cindy Haircare, USA

Panel Description: Getting out of your comfort zone and understanding the benefits of networking and leveraging relationships for success. What is the basic skill sets and what are the challenges. Panelist will share and discuss personal experiences and the impact it had on the growth of their businesses/careers. They will also discuss the impact of the new global digital directory for women and its potential to accelerate economic opportunities for the global woman

6:00pm

Closing Remarks

Special Invited Guest

Support

It takes many hands to make something special happen. We invite corporations, companies, foundations, non-profits and individuals to help us fulfill our mission.

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Sponsorship

 

Join us and become a sponsor for the GWX conference that will be marketed in the United States, Europe and Asia, in addition to West Africa - truly an international event. The opening reception will feature local dignitaries, amazing women from around the world, and local business leaders. Highlights of the conference will be broadcast live around the world. We believe that your presence as a sponsor of this program sends a shared message of commitment and support for our conference mission, goals and objectives:

  • Provide strategic outcome-based exposure, attract multifaceted investments, and deliver tailored skills and professional and personal development training in women in both the informal and formal sectors
  • Position to be the cornerstone of a pivotal movement in Ghana’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to “sustain and lift women of all ages across political, religious, ideological and cultural boundaries”
  • Complement what is being done in Ghana to prepare women for self-leadership and future decision - making roles that will implement meaningful change regarding opportunities and gender disparities across all aspects of life.

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