Juliet Bawuah, founder of Africa Women’s Sports Summit deserves commendation for the initiative, says Kwese Free Sports Television Presenter, Kokui Selormey.
The Pan-African event is aimed at driving change by advocating for greater inclusion and leadership by women in the African sports ecosystem.
“I think the Africa Women’s Sports Summit is long overdue and I want to congratulate Juliet Bawuah for putting it together,” stated Selormey.
“She took the initiative to do all of the hard work and put all of this effort into bringing in these intelligent, brilliant women from various African countries here in Accra to discuss women in sports and for that I think she should be commended.”
Selormey likened the summit to “a sisterhood of support” where “women can see themselves gathered together to fight for the causes that benefit us, to discuss the issues that affect all of us in journalism and sports journalism in particular.“
She added: “And when you’ve got people like Carol Tshabalala coming all the way from South Africa to participate in a summit like this, you know that there is a sense of a bond across Africa for women in sports journalism and I think that is a beautiful thing.”
The maiden edition was held at the Alisa Hotel on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Speakers included Nana Aba Anamoah (Ghana) Carol Tshabalala (South Africa), Usher Komugisha (Uganda), Lucy Quist (Ghana) and Eva Okyere (Ghana).
The event was moderated by radio personality Miriam Osei Agyemang.
The summit also takes stock of the gains made so far by African women in sports, and offer a clear path to fill the gaps.
The #AWSportsSummit was supported by Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Kenya Airways, Expert Travel, Dr. Bates Solutions, EIB Network and Stimuluz Technologies.