The first edition of the sporting summit to be held exclusively by women will be held in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The 15 May event, called the Africa Summit of Women, is the result of one of Africa's influential sports journalists, Juliet Bauah.
"The program is designed to bring together the leading women's sporting names and those who aspire to them for a one-day career tour and coming back to lead.
There is always something beautiful about being a woman in the sport. From coming from the curve to the seat of the first row. I made myself against so many doubts. The pursuit of seeing other women to rise up to the challenge is expensive for my heart. We need more women to join us in the sport.
"This became necessary as a deliberate measure to ensure that more and more women would be supported in the ever-changing ecosystem of sport," the website of the event noted.
The four-hour session is expected to bring together more than 60 participants, to which six women are actively involved in sports coverage and related areas.
"There is always something beautiful about being a woman in the sport. From coming from the curve to the seat of the first row. I made myself against so many doubts.
– The desire to see other women face the challenge is expensive for my heart. We need more women to join us in order to achieve some difference in sport.
On Wednesday #AWSportsSummit will meet their participating girls. I'm excited about the opportunity to learn from talented women who do incredible things. Finally, we can bring the dream for half a decade. But the journey began with determination. "Take your seat." pic.twitter.com/WNU5AoY9pA
– Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) 10 May 2019
Goals of the summit, group of speakers
According to the organizers of the African women's sports summit, there is an overarching goal to increase the overall participation of women in sport. His tripartite mission seeks to:
- Creating a platform for change, training, mentoring and knowledge transfer from accomplished women sports journalists to youngsters seeking success.
- Champion greater inclusion of women in the African sports ecosystem.
- Work to create a sustainable system to support African women to achieve their career goals.
Invited lecturers are some of the best female sports journalists in Ghana. Nana Aba Anamoa and Eva Okiri. From all over the continent, Uganda Usher Komogusha and South African Carol Tashballah are in town for the event.
Local and international approval
In the weeks leading up to the summit, the event received numerous endorsements at home and abroad, as Juliet and her team met with partners and supporters. Local media in Ghana welcomed her separately for discussion on the event.
The last approval came from the Second Lady, Samira Baumia, who expressed her support by chirping. Weeks before her twitter, FIFA Secretary General, Segaman Fatma Samura, did the same via Twitter.
Juliet also met with Ghana's Sports Minister and other contributors, all who expressed their support for the summit under the theme: "Take your seat."
? for the African Summit for Women in Accra on 15 May. This year's focus on sports journalism and the theme "Take your place" is so many reasons. Most lucky for all participants. Congratulations for
JulietBawuahon this initiative. #AWSportsSummit ???#DareToShine ladies! pic.twitter.com/4lQc29ciXT
– Fatma Samura (fatma_samoura) April 30, 2019
Juliet Bauwaa, the brain behind the top
Juliet is a rare breed among journalists from Ghana working on online, radio and TV platforms. Her last popular job was in the African African TV channel, based in the commercial capital of the Republic of Congo Pointe-Noire.
She hosted the Africaanews flagship program, Football Planet, a weekly program that analyzes the best sports stories on the continent and beyond.
During her stay at Africanews, she held an exclusive interview with former world player of the year and now Liberian President George Wei, who revealed her intention to run for the 2017 election he won before taking office in 2018
It also covered 2017. AFCON in Gabon for Africanews, as well as providing the best interviews for her show. She leaves Africa to continue her education in the UK but is currently returning to Ghana.
One of her biggest interviews according to her personal blog was an opportunity to deal with her. FIFA President Gianni Infantino during a seminar in Mauritania. She is also on Panel of the European Union for sport.
Previously, she worked for goal.com with a local radio station Citi FM, and then with one of Ghana's biggest private networks, TV3 in Accra. She is a native of the gold-rich Ghanaian Ashanti Region and is a solid supporter of Manchester United.
Running the weekend, she was in Mauritania. I interviewed
FIFAcomPres Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the #FIFASummitThe interview was broadcast on Mauritania's television and radio. He speaks on a wide range of issues, including racism. I also broadcast a week in all of Africa. ffrimofficiel pic.twitter.com/YPHsa663jL
– Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) 19 February 2018