Esther Cobbah named Woman of the Year at GOWA
Madame Esther Cobbah (left) with the CEO of ASKOF Productions, organizer of the event, Madame Afua Asantewaa Aduonum.
Corporate Communications Strategist, Madame Esther Cobbah emerged as the ultimate winner (Woman of the Wear) at the fifth edition of the Ghana Outstanding Women’s Award (GOWA) held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Saturday.
His excellence in corporate communication for decades prompted the organizers of the prestigious award to award him the flagship distinction.
Flagship initiatives of the winner are credited for the influx of foreign investors into Ghana for oil exploration; giving the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation the basic seismic data for the discovery of oil in 2007.
She was also the first businesswoman to develop a communication strategy for the benefits of LPG gas, helping to steer Ghanaians away from using coal stoves. Through this initiative, she developed the KLEEKCOOK stoves that use gas instead of charcoal.
She is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon and Cornell University. With over 30 years of experience in the field of communications, Ms. Cobbah is also the founder and managing director of Strategic Communications Africa Ltd (Stratcomm Africa), a Ghana-based communications and reputation management agency, which has served over 150 local and international clients. .
In an address after receiving the award, Ms. Cobbah expressed her gratitude to the organizers for the recognition and honour.
The CEO of ASKOF Productions, the organizers of the event, Mrs. Afua Asantewaa Aduonum congratulated all the nominees for the positive role they play in their communities.
She explained how difficult the course had been, but the resilience of her team and the support of sponsors had sustained the event.
The night saw stunning musical performances from the iconic gospel trio of Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Mr. Drew and Akatakyie.
The awards program aims to recognize women who positively impact the lives of their communities with projects and programs. He received sponsorship from Tasty Tom with support from; Twellium Industrial Limited, Care Front Travel and Tours, Perfect Finishing Stainless Steel Company, Ike City Group, Tang Palace Hotel, Floral Tissue, Top Choko and Sunlight, fortune rice, chartma herbal clinic, Eye360 Security and Frytol.
Below is the full list of GOWA winners;
Outstanding Woman Beauty Pageant – Miss Galaxy Ghana
NGO Exceptional Woman – Najel Foundation
Outstanding Women’s Network – SSNIT Ladies Club
Outstanding Female Model – Harriet Sedina Alubankudi
Outstanding Woman in Sports – Evelyn Badu
Outstanding Sports Journalist – Abigail Sena Sosu
Outstanding Woman in Education – Selina Agyei
Outstanding Beautician – Glitz Galleria
Outstanding Woman in Agribusiness – Yaa Amekudzi
Outstanding Woman in Film – Jessica Williams
Outstanding Female Fashion Designer – Nateki Couture
Outstanding Young Female Entrepreneur – Nana Ama Agyeiwaa
Outstanding Female Young Television Personality – Maxbel Coleman
Outstanding Women’s Advocate – Dr. Hannah-Lisa Tetteh
Outstanding Woman Innovation/Invention – Felikah Mahama
Outstanding Female Radio Personality – Abena Pokua Ahwenee
Outstanding female entrepreneur – Alice Nartey
Exceptional Woman in Health – Louisa A. Satekla
Outstanding Woman in Music – Rose Adjei
Shero of the Year – Etwereso Hemaa
Outstanding Female Beauty Queen – Engracia Afua Mofuman
Outstanding Female Television Personality – Maame Afia Pinamang
Woman of the Year – Madame Esther Cobbah
Hero of the Year – Professor Notse Nii Nortey Owuo IV