Since women entered the corporate world, they have proven and continue to prove themselves worthy of the challenge by raising through the ranks and becoming rich.
Despite certain biological and societal barriers that may slow their efforts and progress. These women have defied the odds to prove themselves and desired to be exemplified.
Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa research lists the top 5 richest women in Ghana:
Grace Amey-Obeng, CEO of Forever Clair
Grace Amey-Obeng is the CEO of Forever Clair. She is the fifth richest woman in the country. Her net worth is estimated at $4 million which is sourced mainly from the cosmetic industry. Mrs Amey –Obeng received her beauty education at Croydon College, London. She later returned to Ghana and with $100 started her own business. Now Forever Clair group of companies includes a beauty clinic (FC Skin and Beauty Klinik), a firm that supplies salon equipment and cosmetics (Forever Clair Skin Care) and a college (FC Beauty College). It has eight branches in Ghana and exports to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Mrs. Gifty Lamptey, CEO of SIDALCO Group of Companies
The fourth richest woman in Ghana is Mrs.Gifty Lamptey, the CEO of Sidalco Group of Companies which includes; Sidalco Construction and Roads Ltd; Del Estates; Empire Concretes Ltd and Dominion International Petroleum Ltd. She is estimated at $5.5 million as her net worth. Serving on several boards such as of Ladies of the Cross International Ministries; an organization that focuses on philanthropy where she serves as the chair. Mrs. Lamptey, a widow is blessed with three children.
Kate Quartey-Papafio, CEO of Reroy Group of Companies
The first female cable manufacturer in the ECOWAS subregion is the third richest woman in Ghana. Also the leading producer of electrical cables in Ghana, she has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million. Reroy Power Limited is part of the Reroy Group of companies which was founded in 1992 which includes Reroy Energy Limited and Reroy Cables Limited. The company has a strong presence in the West African sub region. Where it provides products and services to the private sector, general consumers and utilities throughout the region.
Theresa Oppong-Beeko, CEO of Manet Group
Theresa Oppong is the CEO of Manet Group which is a 100% Ghanaian real estate development holding company, which develops commercial and residential property. The company is the second largest in the industry. It was established 18 years ago, and has risen to the ranks to be listed among the top 20 companies in the country. Placing her as the 2 richest woman in the country. Her net worth is estimated at $5.9 million. Among the group of companies are Manet Housing, a real estate development firm, Manet Paradise, a three star hotel resort, Manet Construction a civil engineering company and Manet Towers
Patricia Poku-Diaby, CEO of Plot Enterprise Group
The richest woman in Ghana is estimated at $17 million. She also happens to be the eighth richest person in Ghana. She is the CEO of Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast and Ghana which is a Ghanaian cocoa processing company. Previously worked in the family business before venturing out to start her own company. The company has a state-of-the-art grinding facility located in Takoradi which is currently valued at $90 million and processes 32,000 metric tons of cocoa annually into liquor, butter and cake.