Africa Women Rising (AWR) formerly Crown Women Rising-Ghana (CWR-Gh) is a training, networking, and empowerment organization that identifies, nurtures, supports and honours high achieving women in Ghana to promote business growth and community transformation.
This is achieved with the objective of developing strategic relationships through entrepreneurship, business-to-business (B2B) network outreach, training and empowerment, through better packaging and or identifying the right market for specific products.
The evolution was necessary because we realized that the issue of women being disadvantaged socially, economically and politically was not only peculiar to Ghana but to the whole of the African continent. We therefore had to adopt a name that will correspond with our vision.
AWR invests in the betterment of Women and this is encapsulated in our 3Es- Empathise, Energise, Elevate.
EMPATHISE: In empathizing therefore, we understand and share in the challenges of other women in the West African sub region. We take our time to ask the right questions, elicit the right responses so we can provide tailor-made solutions.
ENERGIZE: In energizing women, we encourage and excite them with the ‘can do’ attitude. We reassure them that no vision is too big to be achieved and that even with baby steps, results can be achieved. Our various networking, mentoring and training programs propel them to be the best they can be in their respective businesses.
ELEVATE: In elevating women, we recognize and honour high achievers as a way of motivating the other women to also work hard and thereby letting the women understand that hard work pays off which ultimately will result in the change in lifestyle and livelihoods so as to make a difference in our societies.
'To identify, nurture and launch high acheiving women who empower communities.'
'Africa Women Rising (AWR) delivers targeted technical assistance and training to emerging women to cultivate successful leaders who transform their communities.'
Our organization is steered by our esteemed advisors:
Our mission is to Provide women and the youth with tools and insights that will propel them to reach the pinnacle of their businesses whilst improving lives and transforming communities.
Our mission is to Providing women and the youth with tools and insights that will propel them to reach the pinnacle of their businesses whilst improving lives and transforming communities.
Every woman entrepreneur is welcome to become an associate of Africa Women Rising. At Africa Women Rising, we change lives by impacting one woman at a time, thereby transforming an entire community.
Rev. Mrs Nana Sekyere is the Founder & CEO Africa Women Rising.
She is the Ordained Minister & Counsel Member WWIC.
Specialty: Evangelism & Restoration
She is also CEO: Incredible Interiors & Landscaping and Member of: SALI
Education: College of St Elizabeth, NJ BS Accounting and University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. She also holds an Executive Masters Program For Women In Leadership (WIL)
Lifestyle College: Horticulture & Landscape Design Flower Arranging from International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT).
Computer Literacy including Photoshop & Autocad design in Interior Design, Landscaping and Architecture.
Nana Sekyere is passionate and hospitable to the needy from all walks of life. She has counseled and continues to counsel the youth and adults from different parts of the world including the United States, Europe, and different parts of Africa. Her work focuses on providing for the homeless and street children.
Currently, she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Africa Women Rising an NGO with a focus on Women Empowerment and Youth Development. She leaves no stone unturned. Nana is a mother to ALL Children.
Justice Sophia Akuffo was born on 20th December 1949. She received her secondary school education at Parliament Hill School, Hampstead, London and Wesley Girls’ High School. She holds an LLB degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, and an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. After qualifying as a Barrister-at-Law Ghana, in 1975, she performed her National Service at the Legal and Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ghana.
Thereafter, she worked with the Law firms, U. V. Campbell & Co., and W. E. Fugar & Co. She then joined Ghana Airways Corporation, as a Legal Officer and Deputy Corporation Secretary, from 1979 to 1982. She then worked with Mobil Oil Ghana Limited, where she functioned
as Legal & Relations Manager/Company Secretary for the Mobil Oil Ghana Group (which included Mobil Oil Liberia Ltd and Mobil Oil Sierra Leone Ltd.) from 1982 to 1992. She established her private Law Firm, Akuffo Legal
Consultancy (now Apex Law Consult) and practiced as a Legal Consultant from 1992 to November 1995 when she was elevated to the Ghana Supreme Court Bench.
Ama Bawuah is an accomplished businesswoman and a multi-faceted C-Suite business strategist with over 20 years experience in government relations, public affairs and communications.
Experience: She has worked with multinational companies including Coca-Cola as the Regional Lead for Public Affairs and Communications in North and Equatorial Africa and Newmont Mining as the Senior Director for Government Relations for the Africa Region. Previous roles include stints at Citigroup in the Global Transactions Services team for the Corporate and Investment Bank Division at their headquarters in New York City and also as consultant for DFID and UNDP in Ghana at various points in her career. She is currently the
Founder and Executive Chairman of GG&B Partners Brokerage Limited, an Insurance Brokerage and Business Advisory Company, and continues to provide business intermediation and consulting services to large companies and multinationals.
Education: A product of Wesley Girls’ High School. She graduated from
the University of Ghana, Legon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French and holds
an MBA in Strategic Management and Marketing from the Goizueta Business School in Emory University,
Atlanta in the USA.
Mrs Jacqui Ahomka-Lindsay was born in Freetown Sierra Leone, raised in United Kingdom and is a mother to two young adult children.
She is the Founder and CEO at Eye Emporium Opticians and have worked in healthcare for over 25years. She has dedicated these years in making positive impact in the health care industry to ensure the delivery of quality trusted healthcare services in Ghana. As such she has been instrumental in shifting the focus of Eyecare service providers to provide modern diagnostic testing services for prevention and cure of sight threatening eye diseases.
Mrs Ahomka-Lindsay is a passionate and dedicated philanthropist, a visionary and team leader. Through her roles as a Founding Member and President of the Children’s Heart Foundation, Founding Board Member of Africa Women Rising and Former President of Ghana International Women’s Club; She has tirelessly built and led comprehensive programs for mission driven non-profit organizations in healthcare, humanitarian relief and environmental conservation, implementing highly creative and result driven developmental programs and fundraising activities, that have saved lives of many children, empowered women entrepreneurs and uplifted communities.
Born on Thursday, September 21, 1967, at Kofiase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Nanayaa speaks 9 languages and has traveled extensively as an International Multilingual Motivational Speaker, Motivating Motivators.
Dr. Nanayaa has been appointed by the President of Ghana as the first Board Chair for the Ghana Domain Name Registry. She is the Chairman & CEO of Tin-Ifa Group an ICT-centered Organisation, the Executive Producer of Tin-Topic Productions & Multimedia Studios and Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Association of Phonography Industry. Nanayaa is a member of the Board of Advisors, Africa Women Rising, Ghana, and Governing Board Member of Synergies Institute Ghana.
She is a certified UN ILO SCORE Trainer of the Trainers, an ICT Consultant and a Media and Branding
Consultant. Dr. Nanayaa owns and hosts “Ask Dr. Nanayaa”, a Relationship and Lifestyle Radio Show and two Syndicated TV Shows, “The Total U” and The Diaspora Platform which airs on GhOne TV, Agoo TV
and Tin-Ifa TV Online. She is the Founder & President-General of Women in Leadership International (WILI) and recently has been appointed Executive Director of Eduenter Group Ghana, organizers of Miss Galaxy Ghana, and the Ghana Environment and Sanitation Awards.
Rexford Asibuo is a serial entrepreneur. He founded Imperial Ark Company Ltd in Ghana, a company that has interests in a football app (SoccaChat), gold concessions and a chain of home improvement stores. He’s a cofounder of International Healthcare Technology company DiagnoStar Health.
Rexford is non-executive Director of Lagos-based boutique investment bank BlackBirch Capital. He’s also currently the local Ghanaian partner for the Dubai-Headquartered investments and advisory firm Emerald Group.
He spent three years as a senior financial analyst at Bearing Point Inc. in Virginia (USA) where his work covered clients in the mining and energy sectors.
Rexford was a Senior Associate at JP Morgan Chase Bank’s asset management unit in Delaware (USA) where he oversaw investments in municipal bonds and private placement securities. Mr. Asibuo holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Rexford is happily married and blessed with 2 amazing kids.