11:00 am Eastern
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, U.S. Department of Commerce
CEO, Groupe Sebastien
CEO, MGL Naturals
CEO and Founder, Kawa Moka
Network with and hear the stories of three incredible Ghanaian women CEOs. All started out modestly: one with a single takeout restaurant; another a graduate student with $80 in savings and an inventor’s spirit for creating natural cosmetics; and another, a talented accounting student who loves Ghana’s native coffee. They defied youth unemployment, embraced entrepreneurship, moved up value chains, helped local communities, and now manage leading companies.
Hear how companies in the restaurant/franchising, personal care, and agribusiness sectors are expanding into global markets and taking advantage of the new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). It creates a continent-wide market of 1.3 billion people with US$2.6 trillion in GDP. Gain insights into using business in Ghana as a gateway to the larger African market.