All is set for Ghana to host the third edition of the annual Crown Women Rising (CWR) West Africa Regional Summit slated for 5th & 6th September, 2019.
The two days eventful CWR Regional Summit will take place at plush Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
The Regional Summit which is on the theme: “Women Entrepreneurs Empowered for Africa’s Prosperity: Engage, Connect and Grow” will focus on empowering women by providing participants with new opportunities to learn, share, care, and be heard during the two day summit.
According to the organisers, the Summit will ultimately become a veritable platform for showcasing Ghana’s women-owned businesses and connecting them with investors and prospective marketing and distribution partners from across the African continent, United States, Europe and the diaspora.
Addressing the media at a Press Launch in Accra yesterday, the Country Director, who doubled as the West Africa Coordinator for CWR, Mrs. Nana Sekyere explained that the main aim of the organization is to help African businesswomen to add value to their products so as to meet the international standards to rake in more revenue from the products they sell outside in other to live beyond the poverty lines of Africa.
“We at CWR are poised to help the local entrepreneurs to produce products and packaging that meets international standards as well as help them secure funding to expand their businesses” Mrs. Sekyere added.
She however, called on governmental bodies, local banks, chamber of commerce and private Individuals to come to their aid as an organization, so that, they can continue to give more education and techniques to women across Ghana and West Africa as a whole, to lift women and children out of poverty, since when a women is supported, the whole family, country and the world as large will be the beneficiary.
CWR is a women-Ied affiliate of a Washington DC based non-profit organisation with focus on women empowerment, business partnership development and capacity building, in partnership with the US Department of State, USAID.
According the CWR Country Director, the Ghana Chapter is mandated to train, and assists women in business to better understand as well as to take advantage of the benefits of the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
She said her outfit is in to help women in business from over Africa to gain access to and tap into the vast United States market while encouraging intra Africa trade.
On her part, the Founder of CWR, Dr. Emily Hadassah Soroko appealed to women across the African continent to take advantage of the numerous opportunities CWR regional summits offer.
“CWR provides you the platform for training, networking and empower you both financially and technically, promote business growth and by so doing, engender community transformation” Dr, Soroko added.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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