Category Archives: 50 Women of Yaa Asantewaa

#GhanaMades50: Mimi Plange

Award winning designer, Mimi Plange launched her own ready-to-wear label in 2010, after a decade working in New York’s fashion industry.   She is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.  Plange’s designs have been sold in luxury …

#GhanaMades50: Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is an accomplished British-Ghanaian non-fiction writer whose primary topics of written discussion are identity, politics, diaspora and place. She holds an MA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing and, for four years, was a consultant to the European Commission on communicating Freedom of Movement. Her work has been published in The Guardian, the BBC, and …

#GhanaMade50: Jasmine Ama

Jasmine Ama is a Ghanaian-Australian entrepreneur and content creator. She recently relocated back to Ghana and aims to give people in the diaspora a realistic perspective of what life in Ghana really is like by spotlighting the following pillars of the Ghanaian economy: culture, food, housing, and tourism. Jasmine has a Youtube channel with over …

#GhanaMades50: Noelle Bonner

Noelle Bonner is a serial entrepreneur and founded her first company, Bonner Communications, in 2013. Bonner Communications is a boutique communications firm with a tight-knit dedicated team, headquartered in San Francisco’s financial district. The firm has clients in industries that range from Politics to Finance to City-Public agencies.   In February 2021, Noelle launched a fashion, …

#GhanaMades50: Audrey Esi Swatson

Not as old as the norm within her profession, Audrey is making headlines as Ghana’s youngest female commercial pilot. At the tender age of 18, despite resistance and setbacks, she managed to report for training at South Africa’s Mach1 Aviation Academy. Within a year, she acquired the necessary ability to complete her first solo flight. …

#GhanaMade50: Ama Amo-Agyei

Ama Amo-Agyei is one of the few entrepreneurs who can proudly say that she managed to turn a passion into a source of income. Even more than this, her success story is unique because it is a pandemic success story. Like many others, she lost her job during the pandemic retrenchment that occurred in 2020. …

#GhanaMades50: Zoe Adjonyoh

Zoe Adjonyoh is a chef, writer, entrepreneur and founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Zoe has been pioneering modern West African food in the forms of supper clubs (London, Berlin, New York, Accra, Wales), her own restaurant in Brixton, pop-ups, street food and events since 2010.  In 2017 she released her debut cookbook – Zoe’s Ghana …

#GhanaMades50: Maame Adjei

Born in Ghana, Maame Adjei is a multi-talented artist known best for her success as an actress and producer. The actress played Zeinab in the acclaimed ‘African City’, a show she also co-produced. She has furthermore held major roles in the movies ‘Before The Vows’ and ‘A Sweet Song’.  Having moved back to Ghana from …

#GhanaMade50: Yasmeen Opare

Yasmeen is the founder of two popular companies, Ashanti Swimwear and Ashanti Selfcare.  She originally started with swimwear in 2016 when she first launched her brand. The brand encompasses luxury swimwear with various prints, inclusive of kente and Ankara prints. In an age where women of all shapes and sizes are appreciated, Ashanti Swimwear has …

#GhanaMades50: Claudia Lumor

Claudia Lumor is the Founder of Kollage Media, the producers of GLITZ AFRICA Magazine. She is also a UN Ambassador Ghana (UNFPA) and Ghana Tourism Ambassador for Fashion Development. She graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a B.A in Economics and Law, and also studied Corporate Finance Law at the …

#GhanaMades50: Adwoa A. Amoako Adjei

Adwoa Agyeiwa Amoako Adjei is a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker and an author.  After high school, Adwoa went to GIMPA to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Law. She then applied to the Ghana School of Law and was initially turned down, however she did not let this dampen her spirits. She went on …