Global Women’s Professional and Business Exchange Conference
March 17th – 22nd 2020 Accra-Ghana

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Conference Day March 17th 2020

  • 9:00 a.m

Welcome – Florence Torson-Hart, Conference Curator

  • 09:15 a.m

Welcome Keynote - Dr. Patrice Matchaba, Group Head, Global Health & Corporate Responsibility Novartis

  • 09:45 a.m

Master class 1: Business Opportunities in Personalized Healthcare & Regenerative Medicine

Description – What is Regenerative Medicine? What is Personalized Medicine? What does Precision Medicine mean for Chronic and Degenerative Care? What are the New and Emerging Opportunities for Medical and Non-Medical Professionals?

  • Dr. Benjamin Arthur – Founder & CEO Decision Genetics
  • 10:30 a.m

Breakout #1

Panel Discussion

 

Topic: Accelerating Your Career Path 

 

Panel Description – Legal issues and concerns for Female professionals and business owners.

                                    

An examination of global legal protections and solutions 

 

Panelists

  • Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson, CEO Infinity Global
  • Commissioner Belinda Handy, Commissioner, Superior Court / Riverside, CA 
  • Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie, CEO Values for Life
  • Toni Howard-Ingalls, Human Relations Consultant & Coach 
  • Dr. Naana Princess Ocansey, CEO, SOS Global Investments 

Panel Discussion

 

Topic: An Entrepreneur’s Global Journey

 

Panel Description – A Global Female Business owner shares her story of growth, from start up to success and discusses her experience, lessons learnt, best practices and how to stay on top!!

 

Speaker TBD


Panel Discussion (Technology)

 

Topic: Emerging Opportunities in IT

 

Panel Description: Exploring business and professional opportunities in IT 

 

Panelists

  • Jumoke Dada CSM, Technology Consultant

  • 11: 35 am

Coffee Break

  • 11:40 am

Breakout #2

Panel Discussion 

 

Topic: Creating the right Business Plan, Starting a Business & Accessing Capital/Funds

Panel Description: Discussions on elements of a good Business Plan, creating a business to maximizing your chances at securing funding for your business

 

Panelists

  • Florence Torson-Hart, Certified Financial Planner, US- Ghana Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Panel Discussion (Business)

Topic: Effective Networking

Panel Description – Building and Leveraging New and Existing Relationships 

 

Moderator – Angel Livas, Founder/Board Chair – The Woman Behind The Business. 

 

Panelists

  • Awo Twumasi Palmer, CEO Palmer Group
  • David Simons, CEO Kingdom Social Media
  • Arthur Fennell, Arthur Fennell Reports

 

 

Panel Discussion      

 

Topic:  Developments in Health & Wellness    

 

Panel Description – An insightful discussion of Advances in Health Solutions, and how      Technology is impacting new treatments.

 

Moderator – Dr. Alex Boafo, OB GYN New York City

                        

Panelists

  • Lorretta Jemmott, VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
  • Mrs. Cynthia Abankwa, Performance & Operations Director, National Health Service UK
  • Dr. Bertha Ayi, Infectious Desease Specialist, USA
  • Dr. Isabella Nyan, OB GYN Ghana

  • 12:40pm

Plenary # 2 (Working Lunch)

Conference Philanthropic Initiative – Sickle Cell Education and Awareness: “New Born

Screening Saves Lives”

  • 2:00pm

Master class 2: Going Global – Expanding into the Global Market

 

  • Mawuena Trebarh – CEO – Inspire Africa Consult LTD and Former Head of Ghana Investment Promotion Center

 

  • 3:00 p.m

Breakout #3

Panel Discussion

 

Topic: Growing your Wealth……. Positioning Your Personal & Business Finances for Growth (Proactive & Protective Strategies…..Know how to Count your Money) 

 

Panel Description – How do you build wealth? How do you position your finances to increase your chances of accessing capital for growth? What are the best ways to protect your business and how much money are you leaving on the table. Make your efforts and resources count and don’t leave any costly blind spots unattended to.                            

 

Panelists

  • Florence Torson-Hart, Certified Financial Planner, US- Ghana Chamber of Commerce
 

 

 

Panel Discussion

 

Topic: Emerging Business & Professional Opportunities in Pharma…. How Technology is Reshaping the Industry

 

Panel Description – How has the Technological Landscape changed the business of Pharma and what are the Emerging business and professional opportunities?

 

 

  • Dr. Fungisai Nota, CEO Solvency Pharma USA
  • Dr. Vera Asante, CEO Well Check Pharmacy Ghana

 

 

  • 4:00pm

Coffee Break

  • 4:05 pm

Breakout #4

Panel Discussion (Finance)

 

 

 

Topic: Social media Trends for Branding

 

 

Panelists

  • Arthur Fennell, Former NBC 10 News Anchor
  • David D. Simons, CEO Kingdom Social Media
  • Emma Morrison, General Manager for Joy Brands, Multi Media Group

 

Panel Discussion

 

Topic: Developments in Health & Wellness  

 

Panel Description – An insightful discussion of Advances in Health Solutions, and how Technology is impacting new treatments.

 

 

 

Moderator – Dr. Alex Boafo, OB GYN New York City

 

 

 

Panelists

  • Lorretta Jemmott, VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
  • Mrs. Cynthia Abankwa, Performance & Operations Director, National Health Service UK
  • Dr. Bertha Ayi, Infectious Desease Specialist, USA
  • Dr. Isabella Nyan, OB GYN Ghana

 

 

Panel Discussion      

 

 

Topic:  Legal Protection for Your Business 

                   

Panelists

  • Mrs Cynthia Quarcoo, Managing Partner, CQ Legal and Consulting

  • 5.00 p.m

Plenary #3

Master class 1 Know Your Rights…… Through Changing Life Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Description. What are your rights and what protections do you need to know through marriage, employment, divorce, death and business

 

 

Panelists

  • Commissioner Belinda Handy, Commissioner, Superior Court / Riverside, CA 
  • Commissioner Kathleen Q.  Ayensu, African Union Commissioner of International Law 

  • 6:00 p.m

Closing Keynote Address

  • H. E. Mrs. Samira Bawumia, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana

Conference Reception & Ankara/kente dinner dance

March 18th Time 7pm to 10pm

Networking Reception and Buffet Dinner with Live Music

  • Presentation by 2018 Young Students Conference Attendee on the lessons from the conference and how the information was utilized
  • By the Fireside Chat with Salma Okonkwo, CEO UBI Energy
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah, Ghanaian Ambassador to the United States

March 19th Durbar with queenmothers

Conference Outreach/Philanthropy March 20th 2020

One on One Mentoring Session/Career Guidance Session at Accra Girls Senior Secondary School. Press tour of Sickle cell Foundation/Patients

March 21st 2020 Private Party

Global Mentorship Program

The Global Women’s X Conference emphasizes on high-impact global mentorship programs with social responsibility and the importance of preparing the next generation of women. Thus, the conference includes site visits to organizations with services that impact the quality of life and providing learning opportunities for girls in Ghana. Young women, men, girls and boys, gets the opportunity to interact with and learn from conference participants who represent the mentor they aspire to be and can become. Connect mentors to mentee to drive a rich and culturally appropriate learning style for both mentors and mentee. (See attached for Pictures)