Women especially those in the small-scale industry have been advised to take risk in whatever they find themselves doing, especially in their businesses.
They should also be serious at what they do.
Speaking on opportunities and challenges of women in SME’s at the maiden edition of National Women’s Dialogue organized by the Perfecter of Sentiment Foundation in Accra on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Innovative Microfinance, Madam Sheila Azuntaba stressed the need for women in Ghana to prove to the world that they can contribute to the socio – economic development of their country.
Madam Azuntaba further advised women to see the challenges in their businesses as opportunities to be able to make themselves relevant in the society.
The program which was under the theme: Gender Equity, Women Economic Empowerment and Access to Justice, Requisites for Driving SME Growth in Ghana drew participants from the public and private sectors (formal and informal), women groups, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), corporate women organizations, students, the media, policy makers, market women and women in SMEs across various sectors of the economy.
The dialogue was aimed at sensitizing, informing and empowering women entrepreneurs on their fundamental human rights and laws relating to their businesses and livelihood.
It also sought to bridge the gap between socio – cultural issues affecting women and their businesses while considering policies and initiatives to enhance women’s access to justice etc.
Other speakers at the dialogue included Madam Elsie Awadzi, 2nd Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana and Mrs. Georgette Barnes Sakyi – Addo, Executive Director and Team Leader of Georgette Barns Limited.
The POS Foundation is a Civil Society Organization which focuses its activities in areas of human rights advocacy and development, policy reforms, access to justice, youth empowerment and social accountability with Jonathan Osei Owusu as its Executive Director.
The organization with a track record of successful projects has positioned itself as one of the leading CSOs in Ghana and currently serves as secretariat and conveners for Ghana Human Rights NGOs Forum and the United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review CSOs platform.