GEA Launches WeRise NETWORK To Support Women In Entrepreneurship

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The Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA) as part of its activities in empowering and assisting women has hosted the 3rd Biennial Ghana Women Entrepreneurship Summit to launch an Innovative Women Entrepreneurs Rise (WeRise) Network in order to help women entrepreneurs to become successful in their various businesses.
The summit which was hosted on April,25,2022 was held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
In a welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA), Madam Kosi Yankey-Ayeh reiterated her organization’s commitment in supporting women in entrepreneurship to inspire the next generation with their success stories.
According to her, in the part 6 years, GEA in partnership with Mastercard Foundation have risen to support and celebrate the achievements of Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Madam Kosi Yankey-Ayeh stated that the WeRise programme is building upon all the success of the past and providing a vehicle to sustainably support women entrepreneurs beyond the discussions to actions, for the women by the women.
She added that, statistics shows that women make up over 50% of the Ghanaian economy and 46% MSMEs are owned by women contributing substantially to the Ghanaian GDP.
Madam Ayeh emphasis that, the World Bank estimates that in 155 out of 173 economies, at least one gender-based legal restriction exists on women’s employment and entrepreneurship and as a result, there is increased feminization of poverty, pervasive gender disparities in wealth and income from work, which includes both paid employment and self-employment and women entrepreneurship.
She also added that in the developing countries women empowerment is key as she charged women to act and rise to feet in entrepreneurship.
Madam Kosi Yankey-Ayeh encourage Ghanaian women entrepreneurship to take advantage of the WeRise Network widen their link with their fellow female business entrepreneurs.

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