Comfort Ocran, Convener of the E-LEAD Conference

The maiden E-LEAD Conference has been in Accra as part of the Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Programme (CoRe) aimed at supporting over 692,000 young people in the country.

The program is an initiative of the Springboard Road Show Foundation, in partnership with Solidaridad and the Mastercard Foundation.

Speaking at the conference was an International Consultant at Black Bridge Consulting Limited, Maame Awinador-Kanyirige, under the theme, “Confidence, a key success factor for women in the world of work and business”.

She urged young women to form the right perceptions about themselves in order to build their confidence.

“Sometimes how we think about the world and our thoughts about ourselves shape who we are.

“It sounds simplistic and that is how people miss it because the greatest things in life are the small and simple things”, she added.

Making her submission, she encouraged young women to think about themselves as being capable to achieve any task at any given time.

“Perception and how you see yourself is so important. You need to believe that you are unique and have what it takes to be able to make it wherever you find yourself,” she stated.

Chief Digital and Fintech Officer of the MTN Group, Yolanda Cuba, also urged women to always negotiate life’s choices with a keen sense of awareness of who they were and where they were going in life.

In her speech, she encouraged young women that, in spite of COVID-19 and all the restrictions that came with it can be very frightening, scary and intimidating.

But they can look at how others are responding and let that be a guide in designing their own solutions.

“With innovation, technology and a focus on the new normal, you can take advantage of new opportunities and go on to do greater heights in the midst of this pandemic than you ever did before,” she stated.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion was the CEO of GDA Concepts Limited, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, and The Programmes Director of the Despite Group, Ms Afia Pokua, and Comfort Ocran, the Lead for the CoRe Programme.