Project Update: Women in Business Cocktail


Project Update: Women in Business Cocktail

The mission of the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC)  is to strengthen economic ties between Ghana and the Netherlands.

From the start of 2022, the GNBCC in partnership with the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) have taken a proactive step towards the promotion of entrepreneurship and employment creation through the impactful Private Sector Development Program.

The Netherlands is investing in the horticultural and cocoa value chains in Ghana and women entrepreneurs are fulfilling a key role in the growth of these sectors . For this reason GNBCC developed  the Women in Business Project. The GNBCC, known for its commitment to fostering economic collaboration between Ghana and the Netherlands, also recognizes the vital role that women play in the business landscape. The Women in Business Program is a testament to their dedication to breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive environment for female entrepreneurs.

This project is significant when it comes to fostering female entrepreneurship and leadership. The program consists of 1-on-1 mentoring by esteemed professionals and experts in various fields, as well as relevant workshops, webinars and masterclasses.

On the evening of December 6th, GNBCC hosted its 1st Women in Business Cocktail in the charming setting of the GNBCC garden in Cantonments . The event proved to be a fantastic opportunity for networking, fostering connections, and rallying support for businesses. Attendees, including mentees, mentors, GNBCC board members, and invited guests, engaged in lively interactions throughout the evening. Furthermore, the gathering provided a platform for participants to showcase and sell their products.

GNBCC’s Women in Business project Manager Mrs Jemima Rockson-Botchey explained that the Women in Business Program is a mentoring program that aims to support women entrepreneurs that are active in the horticulture and/or cocoa and its supporting value chain. It is a transformative initiative designed to nurture and cultivate the talents of Ghanaian women who have ventured into the world of horticulture and cocoa business.

The Women in Business project, which has been made possible with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, kicked off over a month ago on October 5th , and since then,  most mentees have had meaningful discussions with their mentors, delving into detailed business strategies and goal setting. Some have already initiated impactful changes within their businesses.

During the cocktail event, several mentees shared insights into the positive impact of the program on their businesses. Expressing gratitude for proactive and involved mentors, they attested to the transformative progress witnessed in their ventures.

Over the next few weeks and months we eagerly anticipate tracking and sharing the progress of the mentees in the program with the support of their mentors.

The mentees and mentors in the program are:


1. Joana Kpeteme – Halle-P 

2. Nana Nyantakyiwaa – Sign Natural

3. Augustina Tufuor – Tropical Snacks

4. Nana Achiaa Agyekum – Saliscom Limited

5. Kate Amaniampong - Enviroparks

6. Pearl Kitcher – Chocolart Haus

7. Blessed Jemima Attuahene – Evergreen Blessed Limited

8. Stephanie Agbettoh – Chocoluv

9. Sheila Cornelius – Cornelius Farms

10. Sylvia Fafali Orou – Faivich

11. Yaa Osei – Obaa Essentials

12. Sarah Aidoo – Jireh-Aidoo Ltd

13. Gifty Gyebi – Goldranch Trading Enterprise

14. Maame Konadu Adusei - Purple Start & More

15. Pascaline Tchale – Rayon Vert

16. Gifty Tetteh – Safe Haven Exclusive Foods

17. Rosaline Nutsugah – Green Gold Gardens

18. Rafiah Ahmed – Misanfaty


1. Adelaide Benneh Prempeh – B&P Associates

2. Elsie Appeadu – Delft Imaging

3. Fatima Alimohamed – African Brand Warrior

4. Barbara Davies – MullenLowe

5. Evelyn Lokko – Philips Limited

6. Catherine Krobo-Edusei – EdenTree Limited

7. Dr. Florence Vanderpuye – Rosh Pinnah Ventures

8. Ethel Setordzie – RDK Consulting

9. Abena Ntrakwah – Ntrakwah & Co.

10. Celestina Danso-Arhin – Holland GreenTech

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the dedicated mentors and the Royal Netherlands Embassy for their commitment, making this program a resounding success.

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