- Lots of Ghanaian women have lately been achieving giant feats in their various fields
- These recent achievements appear to be built upon the hard work of a few women who took charge to be the first in chalking specific feats in Ghana's history
- Briefly.co.za takes a look at 8 women in Ghana who have been the first in their fields to achieve amazing successes
Many Ghanaian women have lately been rising in their fields with groundbreaking successes but a number of them have been the first to accomplish some coveted feats.
International Women's Day was held around the globe on March 8 to celebrate and honour women for their roles and achievements as well as listen to the issues that still need to be addressed.
As part of the seasonal celebrations, Briefly.co.za takes a look at 8 women in Ghana who have been the first in their fields to achieve specific awe-inspiring feats in the history of the country.
1. Prof Jane N Opoku-Agyemang
The first female vice-chancellor of the University of Cape-Coast
2. Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse
The first female chancellor of the University of Ghana
3. Ms Matilda Baffour Awuah
The first female Director-General, Ghana Prisons Service
4. Constance Edjeane-Afenu
The first female Brigadier-General, Ghana Armed Forces
5. Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo
The first female Speaker of Parliament in Ghana
6. Justice Annie Ruth Jiagge
The first female high court judge of the Commonwealth
7. Mrs Charlotte Osei
The first female chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana
8. Georgina Theodora Wood
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