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Women in PR hold summit today

BY: Samuel Duodu
Some of the participants in last year’s summit
Some of the participants in last year’s summit

The 2019 edition of the Women in PR Summit comes on today at the Tomreik Hotel in Accra.

The summit will bring together female practitioners in public relations, communications, media and other related fields to network, share ideas and inspire one another towards achieving higher goals.

It will also provide a platform that creates opportunities for mentorship, career guidance and personal development.

Over 200 professionals, mostly women in the public relations and communication fields, are expected to attend the summit.

This year's summit, dubbed "Collaborate, Inspire, Lead”, focuses on the need to inspire women in public relations to endeavour to attain leadership positions.

With this, distinguished personalities in the field of public relations such as the Chief Director of Global Media Alliance, Ms  Emma Wenani, and Senior PR Consultant at Mahogany Consult, Mrs Baaba Cofie, alongside others, will speak on "Developing and Applying Emotional Intelligence to Leadership".

Speakers

Other speakers on the day include the Vice-President, Sustainability and External Relations Officer at Newmont Gold Corp Africa, Ms Adiki  Ayitevie; the Group Head of Communications at the Jospong Group of Companies, Mrs  Sophia Lissah; the Head of Society Africa, Diageo PLC, Mr Gabriel Opoku-Asare; and the General Manager of Touchpoint Magna Carta, Clarence Amoatey.

They will inspire and motivate female PR practitioners to be proactive and lead in developing strategies that add value to their organisations and the industry as a whole.

In a press release, the creator of the Women in PR summit, Ms Faith Senam Ocloo, said since its inception the summit had carved a niche as the foremost professional networking event for women in the Ghanaian Public Relations industry, thus expressing a commitment to promote the advancement of women in the profession.

"We are committed to empowering women to occupy more leadership positions at their workplaces.

We believe learning from these industry experts will inspire and adequately prepare participants for lead roles in various organisations," she said.