Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here comes TEDx Spintex Women! #TEDxSpintexWomen

I should post more press releases on my blog as I am aiming towards this 233 blog posts target. :-)
So here's one! The very first TEDx event for woman in Ghana is here. It's happening in Spintex too. I know +kofi yeboah is in full support of this! And folks like +Doris Anson-Yevu +Florence Abena Toffa +Ela Asare +regina agyare +Achere Buxton too.

This year has seen a lot of female-focused forward thinking event activity. Mouthful yeah. We've seen The Savvy Madam, Next Wave Africa, +GDG Women Ghana and the returning Woman 2.1 summit. I'd love to see more Ghanaian women at events like Barcamps and I do hope that these women-dominant events (who told you men won't come?) increase in number and add more Ghanaian women to the network we are enjoying now and more to the #morevim movement.

It's been a great year for TEDx events too. I spoke at TEDxOsu, and was part of the team for +TedxCapeCoastED Ghana. TEDxKNUST also happened and TEDxLabone is coming next year. TEDx Spintex Women features an all-female speaker lineup, no surprises there. +Ashesi University's Esi Ansah, Benny Bonsu, Gloria Buckman Yankson and Ofie Kodjoe will surely give great talks. Check the press release below and register to attend on Eventbrite.

TED is a nonprofit organisation (NGO) devoted to Ideas worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader. 

TEDxSpintexWomen event will feature TED Talks video and live speakers all combined to spark deep discussion and connections among participants. Our TEDxSpintexWomen event is not organized by TED Conferences, but is operated under a license from TED. 

The purpose of the TEDxSpintexWomen is to help promote and achieve the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG); promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women in Ghana. Its singular aim is to educate, inspire and empower women to be architects of change by bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate executives, top experts, innovators, teachers, students, celebrities and business owners, in an inspiring environment, to pose questions, find answers, share and brainstorm ideas, shape talents, transfer skills, and develop winning strategies to tackle some of the challenges confronting women in our Societies and the country at large.

The theme for the event is Women; Architect of Change
TEDxSpintex Women will be held at the Conference room of Oakland hotel on the Spintex road (Accra) at exactly 9am on 7th December , 2013

Speakers at TEDxSpintexWomen include;

Benny Bonsu: An award winning presenter, a fashion designer, Head of Productions at Viasat1(Ghana)and a talented writer. She was also part of the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Dr. Esi Ansah: An Assistant Professor/Acting Head of Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, once an Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University, Newark, a researcher, a Career Development Specialist/Career Coach, a social scientist who teaches Human Resource Management, Leadership IV, Negotiation and Creative Problem-Solving and Organizational Behaviour.

Ms. Ofie Ofuatey-Kodjoe: A Jazz, R&B, Soul, Gospel and Neo-soul singer, a Radio presenter, part of a Music reality show jury (MTN Hitmaker), Managing Partner, Excelsis Solutions, Managing Partner, One Nation Entertainment and Chief Executive Officer, Onyx Management Group.

Mrs. Gloria Buckman Yankson: Branding, communications, events planning and creative solutions all have one thing in common: Gloria Buckman Yankson. The young and talented Yankson is an award-winning event planning and brand communications professional and one of the brains behind PlanIt Ghana – one of Ghana’s most popular and fastest growing events firms.
Register/RSVP today at TEDxSpintex Women eventbrite website. You may also contact us through the website for sponsorship opportunities.

Limited seats. Register at eventbrite via
See you there!

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