Executive Women Network (EWN), is a non-profit organization of women in senior management and executive positions in private & public sector organizations/ institutions and women entrepreneurs of well established businesses in Ghana.
EWN was formed by six well-respected and leading female business executives – Maidie Arkutu- Senior Vice-President, New Business Development for Nutrition Ghana – Olam Sanyo Joint Venture, Freda Duplan- Board Chair, Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd.; Retired CEO (Nestle Pakistan), Edith Dankwa-Board Chair, Business & Financial Times Ltd, Lucy Quist-Author and Convenor, The Bold New Normal, Telecommunications and Financial Services executive, Pearl Esua-Mensah, CEO Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation; Chairperson – Ashesi University and Patience Akyianu- Group CEO – Hollard Ghana Life/General Insurance; Non-Executive Director – Ecobank Ghana
- Create a community for professional women to network, dialogue and collaborate for development and self-actualization.
- Influence and drive policy changes that seek to increase the representation of women in senior leadership positions in Ghana.
- Promote women’s rights in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 – ‘gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls.
- We are a volunteer-based organization, funded largely by donations and contributions by members and participants.
Our vision is to “Inspire, Empower and Support women executives to be successful and influential both at the local and international level.”
We are driven by the desire to empower women in Ghana to increase their influence and participation in both local and international activities that will positively affect their lives.
EWN is intentionally different – in the way that it seeks to empower women.
One evening, a group of top corporate women executives met at the Africa Regent Hotel to network. After having dinner and discussing common issues, they had an “aha moment” – with their influence, they can collectively be a force for good. A decision was made to form a networking group.
"Be the force
"A legacy that
we continue to build"
Today, EWN is the first of its kind in Ghana. EWN will be a home base for women to grow their professional skills and build important networks. Most importantly EWN is committed to a progressive approach of enabling women to achieve their professional goals, preparing them to become more resilient, authentic leaders and nurturing them to fulfill their personal dreams.
Our founding members have created the story of the Executive Women Network, a legacy that we will continue to build on with each passing year with the addition of new members who will be taking actions that make a difference in the continuing development of our story line.