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Ghana’s Marcia Ashong among 2022 most influential people of African descent

Ashong’s recognition in the Business and Entrepreneurship category was for her spirited leadership role in championing the inclusion and elevation of talented women

The founder and chief executive officer of TheBoardroom Africa (TBR Africa), Marcia Ashong, has been recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in the 100Under40Edition of #Class2022.

MIPAD was set up under the International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolution 68/237 and, having started in 2015, will be observed until 2024.

MIPAD identifies high achievers of African descent in the public and private sectors from around the world as a progressive network of actors who will join together in the spirit of recognition, justice and development of Africa, its people on the continent and across the diaspora.

Ashong’s recognition in the Business and Entrepreneurship category was for her spirited leadership role in championing the inclusion and elevation of talented women on to boardrooms across a wide range of public and private corporate organisations across the entire African continent.

TheBoardroom Africa officially launched in 2016, but in many ways it had been operating years before then.

Ashong says her own journey navigating the corporate ranks as a young executive inspired the desire to build what has now become Africa’s most vibrant community of female executives.

“What started with a handful of women across a few countries has now developed into a continent-wide movement for change,” she said.

Today, TBR Africa is enhancing and amplifying the potential of Africa’s exceptional female leaders. They support companies hoping to unlock the power of diversity and improve business performance, by connecting them with exceptional female leaders.

TBR Africa also works with women to equip them with the resources they need to navigate their journeys in and outside the boardroom.

The membership of TBR Africa has grown to more than 2,500 women leaders from 2,067 organisations across the continent. Over the past four years alone, the company has placed over 70 women on boards and investment committees, 23 of them in 2021 alone, and it is on track to place another 25 women this year.

Some executives in the TBR Africa network come from companies such as Actis, General Electric, the African Finance Corporation, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, Standard Chartered, Uber and other top global multinationals.

“With this recognition, I hope to continue to be driven by the mission to create solutions so that #women’s #perspectives and #voices are better represented in solving global challenges through our work at TheBoardroom Africa,” Ashong said.

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