The Volta River Authority (VRA) on Thursday, May 11, participated in the Annual Leadership Conference of the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) which was held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
The Conference which was on the theme "POWERING THE FUTURE WITH BALANCED PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING," sought to promote gender equality and narrow the gender gap in leadership within corporate spaces in Ghana. The event brought together industry leaders who engaged in thought-provoking discussions on sustainable solutions for gender equality in businesses.
In his keynote address, the Managing Director of GCB Bank PLC, Mr. John Kofi Adomakoh underscored the importance of gender parity in decision-making processes in organizations, and noted that gender parity was critical in ensuring the sustainability of businesses.
The event also witnessed the graduation of eleven members of Staff of the VRA who participated in the Third and Fourth Cohorts of the Female Future Programme (FFP) organised by the Ghana Employers' Association in collaboration with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. These were: Sena A. Dornoo - Manager, Office of the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance), Ing. Sophia Abena Tijani - Manager, Learning, Development, and Talent Management, Gertrude Antwi-Buasiako - Area Finance Manager Tema/Kpone, Naa Ayeley Aryitey - Manager, Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management, Ing. Mavis Eghan - Asst. Chief Technician Eng., Technical Support, Elizabeth Maku Kisson - Principal Research Officer, Vera Kyerwah Adjei - Supv. Mechanical Tech Engineer, Felicia Doku - Manager, Corporate Estates, Ann Aframbea Siaw - Manager, Contracts, Mabel Aboagyewaa Gasu - Principal Human Resources Officer, Brenda Afua Konadu Mills-Pappoe - Senior Audit Officer, and Annett Amoakoh Debrah - Supervising Technician Engineer.
VRA's participation in the Leadership Conference demonstrates its commitment to promoting gender equality in leadership and its efforts to empower women within the Authority. VRA has previously sponsored Seven (7No.) female employees in the FFP since its inception in 2019.and Policy Makers, for High-Impact Learning, Business Opportunities & Solutions, Networking Deals and Dialogue.