Though some industrious women, in recent times have made a conscious effort to rub shoulders with men in the game of leadership, the gap between men and women continue to broaden.
Most women have taken up prominent positions and have influenced decision making globally. Queen Elizabeth, former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, former Min.of Gender Women And Social Protection, Otoko Afisa Djaba ,former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo just to mention a few, are among numerous women who have taken up prominent positions and lived up beyond the expectations of their position.
Women can take advantage of numerous opportunities either in politics, education and other section and do better than their male partners. After all there is an old saying “what a man can do, a woman can do better”.
In some remote societies women are being neglected and degraded.
There are many capable women but not many are given the chance to prove themselves. Most of them tend to be overshadowed in many spheres. As many are struggling to make a difference in the world others too try hard to deliberately deny their female counterparts of power and fame.
Dr. Kwagiri Aggery once said “if you educate a man, you educate a single person, but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation”.
On this note, giving and encouraging more women to take up leadership positions in all spheres of life would be heartwarming as it would give them the opportunity to realize themselves and their potentials.
Women of all ages must be reminded to rise up to the occasion and indeed make the world realize their great potentials.
In order to achieve ‘Women Empowerment’ in its true and general sense, there would be an urgent need to eliminate male superiority and patriarchal mindset.
Unless there is attitudinal change in society towards women, aiming them with legal and constitutional rights will be inadequate.
Meanwhile, much applause goes to agencies that are helping women to realize their true potentials, and helping to bridge the gender gap.
There is more to be done and our dear women must rise up to the task, women must be empowered by increasing their strength socially, economically and emotionally because giving women a chance is the key to economic growth, political stability and social transformation.
STORY BY: OWUSU-MENSAH ANTOINETTE.