Ghandour Is Glad To Be Associated With WISA Achievers Awards – Brands / Communication Manager


Brands and Communication Manager of Ghandour Cosmetics, Madam Irene Donati has acknowledged the opportunity given to them to become the main sponsors for this year’s Women In Sports Association (WISA) Achievers Awards.


“Beautiful we know is not only by appearance, but also for your spirit, Ghandour is very much excited to partner with WISA because we believe in total beauty of women because when you feel good in your body, you feel good in your spirit. We have so many products for women and for our cooperate social responsibility, it is a good initiative especially coming together with Women In Sports (WISA) because, as a company, we help women everyday with their beauty and it’s a great deal for Ghandour to work with WISA to empower women through sports.


Madam Irene called on all females to go into sports and encouraged them to feel comfortable with their body and embrace sport as it is good for their psychological development.


The second edition of Women In Sports Achievers Awards which is slated for September 29, 2018 was launched at the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Conference Room to announce the various award winners and the new sponsor.


According to Executive Director, Madam Gloria Commodore who leads the vibrant group, Women is sports achievers awards is aimed at tackling all the difficulties women face in the sports fraternity as against their male counterparts.


“Women have to do more in order to be recognized and appreciated by leaders and also to match up with their male counterparts and to overcome the embarrassment. It was for these women that we arose, our intention was and is to be a champion for all women in the field of sports both on and off the pitch be it in the academia, administration and in the media” said President of the Association, Madam Rosemary Gaisie.


“We want to bring attention to what problems they have and yet to celebrate the deserving winners. The objective is to bring attention to those who have excelled in their chosen fields within the sports fraternity in order to encourage the younger generation” she expressed.


Mr. Kwabena Yeboah, President of Sports Writers Association of Ghana, (SWAG) congratulated Madam Gloria Commodore, the main financier for coming up with the second edition of Women In Sports Achievers Awards. He also congratulated all the winners for standing out in their various chosen field of sports. He encouraged the younger generation to pull their weights so that Ghana can have the likes of American Tennis star Serena Williams in Ghana.


Mr. Yeboah assured members of WISA that his outfit is ready to provide all the necessary support that they may need going forward.


Madam Gifty Annan Meyers, a patron for WISA and SWAG was glad with Ghandour partnership and encouraged other cooperate bodies to come onboard in order to support excellence with women in sports.


Gloria Peprah, a nominee from GTV Sports Plus expressed her appreciation to WISA for recognizing her and her work. She acknowledged that though it’s not easy operating in a male dominated field like sports, with dedication, determination and hard work, she has been recognized. She encouraged the young and upcoming female sport ladies to persevere, go higher and fly higher that, they would excel.


In attendance were representatives from the Ghana Olympics Committee (GOC), Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), National Sports Authority (NSA) and African Sports Media Network, based in the USA with representatives in Ghana.


Twenty-six women from different sports disciplines, including media, administration, coaching, refereeing, supporters have been selected for this year’s Achievers Awards.


They are Victoria Dowuona – Tennis, Samira Suleimana – Football / Charity, Phillipina Frimpong – Administration, Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo – Football, Veronica Commey – Media, Memunatu Suleimana – Football, Catherine Morton – Education, Gloria Peprah – Media, Hor Halutie – Athletics, Cylia Baah Danso – Table Tennis and Irene Yarboi – Hockey.


The others are Rosemary Ametepe – Boxing, Madam Alice Attipoe – Administration, Black Queens – Football, Gladys Patterson – Supporter, Amy Fynn – Thompson – Media, Helena Williams – Coaching, Mary Ennoo – Badminton, Akosua Nkansah – Para Badminton, Ali Ayishatu Zakaria – Media and Priscilla Adubea – Football.


The rest are Kaya Forson – Swimming, Rafatu Inusah – Rugby, Nadia Darley Sackitey – Taekwondo, Cynthia Lamptey – Handball.


The climax would be a Special Award to be given to someone special on the day of the Awards.


Story by Rubby Adazewaa Doamekpor

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