It is also to serve as a platform for women still forming their career base in similar fields to interact with experienced top corporate executives in the industry to provide them guidance.
Madam Nancy Katio Tomani, the Director of the CGIA Network Ghana, said the Institute continued to encourage women in finance and investment to join the growing family of charter holders.
The women receiving the awards had visibly made an impression in the finance industry by providing strong leadership in the media space, as business owners or as corporate leaders through innovation and ethics in their organisation to drive change.
“These women continue to serve as role models for the next generation of women who wish to build a career in finance and investment. We will take time off to celebrate these women in leadership who have helped shape the economic foundation of this country,” she said.
In recent times, women in leadership took on great responsibilities at the workplace and had successfully turned obstacles into opportunities, by deploying effective strategies and solutions through experience and professional network in their careers.
Madam Tomani urged them to share the experience acquired through the social networks to develop talents and leadership qualities in others.
She called on corporate institutions to support women to take up roles in top management positions of the economy be it finance, investment, agriculture, energy, entertainment, fashion, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, wholesale, sustainability and technology.
“We are glad that despite these setbacks, we still have the opportunity to celebrate women who have braved the odds. I take this opportunity to congratulate the awardees…..and wish them the very best in their distinguished careers in future.”
Madam Abena Brigidi was adjudged the Finance and Investment Woman of the Year 2021, with Dr Suzy Aku Akpene Puplampu receiving the Wealth Manager of the Year, while Madam Patience Akyianu was adjudged the Insurance Leader of the Year.
Madam Mavis Bossman took the Investment Analyst of the Year, Madam Roberta Annan, the Sustainable and ESG Woman of the Year, while Madam Deborah Armah Akotey had the Fund Manager of the Year.
Bank of Africa, Ghana, took the Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Award 2021.