Social Thursday

British Council

Thursday 22 March 2018

Are you a woman leading social or environmental change?

Are you working to achieve sustainable impact with your business?

Join us to celebrate enterprising women of impact; social entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers and relevant stakeholders (government and other industry players), as we find common ground on addressing barriers in female social entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, 22nd March, 2018

Venue: British Council, Accra Ghana

Theme: “Women of Impact: Breaking the Glass Ceiling by Starting Our Own Enterprises”

Hashtags: #SocialThursday #WomenOfImpact

Pre-seminar activities include exhibitions by female-owned social enterprises, mentoring and networking sessions.

Women are gradually taking over the social enterprise space. The sector is more gender balanced than the corporate world, with more women leading social enterprises in Ghana than ever before. As a way to break the glass ceiling, many women are leaving their jobs to start their own businesses. We can attribute this is to their mindset of wanting flexibility and the desire to make a difference in their communities, making the social enterprise space a better environment for them to thrive as leaders.

A recently published British Council Social Enterprise research report found that a third of all social enterprise leaders in Ghana are women; this is three times higher than mainstream enterprises.

We seek to host his dialogue bringing together leading and emerging female social enterprise leaders, government and other industry players to discuss emerging issues women enterprise leaders face as well as to celebrate successful female social entrepreneurs.

Social Thursdays are dedicated days at the British Council to promote social enterprise in Ghana.