Rebecca Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian public figure best known as the wife of the current President Nana Akufo-Addo. Since 2017, she has been serving as the First Lady of Ghana and has received praises for her fight against malnutrition in children and adolescents. As the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has also contributed immensely to women's health across Africa.
Samira Bawumia is a Ghanaian politician and the current Second Lady of Ghana. She is also known for her humanitarian initiatives; Bawumia is credited with founding a not-for-profit organization called the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects, which aims at empowering the underprivileged in Ghana. In 2022, Samira Bawumia was honored with the Ghanaian Women Association of Georgia Global Humanitarian Award.
Samia Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician best known for her association with the Convention People's Party where she served as the chairperson from September 2011 to September 2015. Samia Nkrumah is credited with co-founding a movement called Africa Must Unite.
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is a Ghanaian politician best known for her service as the First Lady of Ghana on two occasions; she served as the first lady in 1979 and then again from 1981 to 2001. In 2016, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings ran for the president's office, becoming the first Ghanaian woman to do so.
Charlotte Osei is a Ghanaian lawyer who served as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana from 2015 to 2018, becoming the first woman to do so since the independence of Ghana. Charlotte Osei has won several prestigious awards including the Volta Hall Award and Ghana Women of Courage Award.
Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is a Ghanaian politician and academic. She is best known for her service as the Minister for Education from 2013 to 2017. A full professor of literature, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang also served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast from 2008 to 2012.
Ghanaian lawyer, women's rights activist and politician Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful presently serves as Member of the Ghana Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency and as Minister of Communications and Digitalisation. During her professional career, Owusu-Ekuful served on different boards including as President of FIDA Ghana, Vice President of the Africa Regional FIDA International and a member of the Ghana Bar Association.
Ghanaian barrister and politician Hanna Tetteh served as Director-General of UNON and as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of UNOAU. She currently serves as Special Envoy of Secretary General of the UN for the Horn of Africa. Tetteh earlier remained Minister for Trade and Industry and for Foreign Affairs in cabinet of Ghana and also an MP.
Ghanaian politician Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey of New Patriotic Party serves as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana and as Chairperson of ECOWAS Council of Ministers. She earlier served as Member of the Ghana Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom and as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Minister of State at Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
Politician and educationist Mavis Hawa Koomson is the Member of the Ghanaian Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency and holds office as Minister of Special Development Initiatives. Ghanaian President Nana Akuffo-Addo announced his cabinet in May 2017 and inducted Koomson as one of the nineteen ministers of his cabinet that takes responsibility for making crucial government decisions in the country.
Ghanaian politician Francisca Oteng-Mensah of the New Patriotic Party contested during the 2016 Ghanaian general election and became the youngest parliamentarian of the Fourth Republic of Ghana at that time. She represents the Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and was nominated by the Ghanaian President Nana Akuffo-Addo as the Deputy-Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Faustina Acheampong became First Lady of the Republic of Ghana after her husband General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong assumed office as 6th Head of state of Ghana in January 1972. Faustina lost her position after General Acheampong was deposed in July 1978, in a palace coup. Faustina presently lives in the UK and is associated with charitable organisations working with Ghana.
Ghanaian politician and beauty-queen Brigitte Dzogbenuku was the winner of 1990 Miss Ghana beauty-pageant and the Fortune/Goldman Sachs Women's Leadership Award in 2008. In 2020, she became Progressive People's Party’s presidential candidate. She is associated with Graphic Communication Group Limited as a columnist and writes for Graphic Mirror. She earlier worked with SC Johnson Wax Ghana and Ashanti Goldfields Corporation.
Seasoned Ghanaian politician, gender-activist, media and communications consultant, and governance and leadership practitioner Akua Dansua is a member of National Democratic Congress. She held-office as Member of the Ghana Parliament for North Dayi for over a decade and served as Minister for Women and Children's Affairs, for Youth and Sports and for Tourism. She also served as Ambassador to Germany.