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Women Lead Initiative
Platform for women leaders to empower aspiring women leaders

Welcome to Women Lead Initiative Mission

Women Lead Initiative in an initiative that aims to amplify and empower women, provide a platform for women mentorship, networking, personal development, and knowledge acquisition.

The goal of this initiative is to raise over 2000 young women leaders in areas of entrepreneurship, politics, and corporate leadership by 2023 and equip them with relevant coaching, funding, ongoing training, and high-profile networking.

The mandate of this Initiative can be achieved through the below Projects –

Women Lead Executive Forum

Established to serve as a platform to discuss policy development, creation of women empowerment and amplification initiatives by women, enhancing the intervention of civil societies and the private sector, promoting advocacy and pressure groups, build awareness of business innovations that accelerate women’s empowerment, identify key actions to address the financing gap for women empowerment, the personal efforts of the attendees in empowering women in their respective industries and constituencies and sharing of ideas and provide women the opportunity to network.

40 Most Inspirational Female Leaders project

Our annual 40 Most Inspirational Female Leaders list/publication celebrates inspirational women who are future leaders, business leaders or leaders in an organization or political leaders and are making a tremendous contribution to gender diversity, women, and youth empowerment in Ghana. These individuals serve as role models to the youth. Aside celebrating these great women, the project is again purposed at motivating aspiring women leaders to also believe in themselves.
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Woman2Woman Mentorship Programme

To build mentor mentee relationship for participants and members of YGLN. This we believe will provide adequate guidance to upcoming women leaders. Each mentoring relationship is tailored to the members needs and objectives. Our mentorship programme will focus on women entrepreneurs and career women.

CanDoWoman Project

This is a two-fold project. CanDoWoman Workshop which focuses on providing training, networking, and personal development to women entrepreneurs and aspiring women leaders. Can Do Woman Personality Series focus on showcasing or featuring and celebrating women personality doing tremendously well in their field of work.

ComfyGirl Sanitary Pad Project - Africa

About twenty percent (20%) of girls and young women miss school worldwide due to a lack of sanitary products and misinformation about their menstrual hygiene (Lusk-Stover et al., 2016).

UNESCO reports that approximately one in ten (1/10) girls in Sub-Saharan Africa are absent from school during their menstrual cycle.

The CGSPP intervention helps lessen the number of girls and young women missing school or suffering due to a lack of sanitary pads especially in Africa. The program’s objective is to produce and distribute reusable sanitary pads to girls, mainly in rural areas who are poverty struck and cannot afford to buy them. Similarly, the project seeks to influence, facilitate and attract female entrepreneurs producing reusable sanitary in Africa to come and, in unison, help reduce the number of girls being absent in school due to lack of sanitary pads drastically. While utilizing funds from various international organizations, the project also wishes to offer training and awareness to participating individuals or social entrepreneurs, who will, in turn, re-disseminate the information and knowledge gained to others, and as a result, reach out to more girls in Africa.

Women Lead Executive Forum


This high-level Forum is a convergence of aspiring women leaders and women who are leaders in government, entrepreneurs, start-ups, civil societies, and the private sectors across the various nations of Africa. This platform provides mentorship, empowerment, soft skills training, networking, and capacity building to aspiring women leaders and/or delegates.

Database will be built for participants to take part in our World Congress for Young Global Leaders to be held in UK.


To develop an action plan for women empowerment and gender equality for the youth and to assess the key and current challenges to gender equality. To build mentor mentee relationship for participants with the introduction ‘’From woman 2 woman’’ mentorship programme. This we believe will provide adequate guidance to upcoming women leaders. Participants will leave our Forum’s rich in knowledge and empowered.                                                           

YGLN UK focus on empowering and building capacity of black women and black businesses with special focus on businesses owned by women. We also focus on promoting STEM among black women.

Young Global Leaders Network contributes with its commitment to the UN women’s empowerment principles & Sustainable Development Goal 5.
Our Women Lead Executive Forum events held annually in UK and Ghana will celebrate women’s achievement, provide platform for empowerment while also making a call to action for accelerating gender equality and women empowerment.

The initiative aims to raise and facilitate the development of over 2000 young women leaders in areas of entrepreneurship, politics, and corporate leadership by 2023 and equip them with relevant coaching, funding, ongoing training, and high-profile networking.

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On the 21st of June 2019, the then YPLN held its maiden Women in Leadership Executive Forum in Ghana. The event was graced by women leaders in Ghana who challenge women not to give up irrespective of the challenges and strive for excellence.

Keynote speakers at the event were H.E. Claudia Turbay Quintero, Colombia Ambassador to Ghana and Hon. Bernice Adiku Heloo, Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency, Ghana.

Other speakers were; Dr. Caryn Agyeman Prempeh, Medical Doctor and Founder of Cerviva Ghana Foundation, Emmaline Datey, Human Resource Manager ate EIB Network and a Leadership Coach, Lexy Owusu-Boahene, Managing Director of LXHR Solutions, Marcia Ashong, a Lawyer and Founder/Executive Director of the Boardroom Africa, Mr Alvin Arthur Qua-Enoo, Social Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of EV Civil and Mining Ltd and Mr. Daniel Appiah, Regional Sales and Service Manager at Fidelity Bank.


The event was partnered by Tarragon Edge, CGIA, LXHR Solutions, Cerviva, Blue Skies, ICANN, United Nations Youth Ghana, and United Nations Youth TV.

2020 Women Lead Executive Virtual Forum

On the 12 Sep 2020, YGLN put together the Women Lead Executive Virtual Forum. This Forum was virtual due to covid. The Forum was streamed live on all YGLN’s social media. The focus of this Forum was on women empowerment, career building, mentorship, and networking.The Forum was graced by Gloria Boye-Doku, Partner (Tax and Regulation) at Deloitte, Ghana, Genevieve Duncan, Branch Manager at Fidelity Bank, Elinam Horgli, Deputy Managing Director at J.K. Horgle Transport & Co Ltd., Ophelia Ama Oni, Certified Digital Finance Practitioner and Valerie Danchie, CEO of Yopoo Clean Co. Ltd.

The Forum was under the theme, Leading, Learning and Leveraging.

2021 Women Lead Executive Virtual Forum

On the 13 March 2021, YGLN again held its 3rd edition of Women Lead Executive Virtual Forum. Due to covid, management decided to hold this forum streamed live on Facebook with speakers and few members present.

Keynote Speaker was Mrs. Gloria Boye-Doku, Partner, Tax and Regulatory Services – Deloitte, Ghana.

Otiko Djaba, former Gender Minister was our Special Guest.
Other Speakers were Elinam Horgli, Deputy Managing Director, JK Horgle Transport & Co Limited, Dr. Ethel Owusu-Anane, Veronica Otuko Dzeagu, Development practitioner, Member of Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), Francis Oko Armah, Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocate, and Abigail Foaty, Events and Communications Manager, British High Commission.

The Forum was under the theme, Celebrating Women Achievers Amidst Covid-19, Creating Equal Opportunity for Growth.

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Pan-African Women Lead Summit 2022

Summit fees (including accommodation and feeding) – $250

21st October to 23rd October 2022

Women Succeeding in Workplaces​

Online Event

7th August 2021 4pm