GEA to soon begin a Female Future Program (FFP) in Ghana
Are you aware that women form more than half (51%) of the Ghanaian population yet they are underrepresented in boardrooms, management, and leadership positions?
According to two successive rounds of the Ghana Living Standards Surveys (GLSS) (5 & 6), most formal sector working women are found in services and sales jobs in their organizations while the legislation, managerial and professional occupations that drive one to top positions are dominated by men.
It will interest you to know that in Ghana, only 6 percent of organizations have females as board chairpersons and 49 percent of women who rise to board level positions are made to occupy non-executive positions (International Financial Corporation, 2016).
To this end, GEA with the support of NHO will be running a Female Future Program for Ghanaian women, starting from this year (2019). The intermediate outcome for the programme in Ghana is to increase the proportion of women in boards and leadership position among GEA members.