Female Vice Chancellor Brands are on the rise globally: Here is why Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is a Great Addition

BY: Isaac Yeboah
Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Background to the Ascendancy of female Senior Higher Education Institution (HEI) Administrators

On 23rd July, 2020, I wrote a fascinating piece in the University World News entitled Female business school dean brands on the rise, in which I sought to argue that several female business school leaders in Africa have a demonstrable track record of solid professional performance and their brand performance tends to have a positive ripple effect on the institutional brands they lead. In that article, I concluded by averring that the glass ceiling for women’s higher education leadership brands in Africa should become rapidly outmoded since female CEO brands are bringing as much, if not more, to the leadership table than their male counterparts. Now, in that article some of the female Senior HEI administrators I profiled included Professor Nicola Kleyn, who at the time was the Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria and Professor Enase Okone