Accra, May 26, GNA - Ghana Employers' Association (GEA) on Tuesday, engaged women in Human Resource (HR) administration at a conference, to share knowledge and experiences with the aim of enhancing their job performances for growth in their organisations.
The maiden conference attracted more than 60 female professional HR executives from various public, private and corporate institutions in Greater Accra.
Ms Esther E. N Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa, challenged female HR executives to liberate their minds, work very hard to get rid of societal stereotyping of women, and eventually help their male counterparts to be liberated.
According to her women have distinctive capabilities, which enable them to play multiple roles.
She said by their biological make-ups, women are strategically positioned to use their innate abilities to develop key sensitivity to meet the needs of both employers and employees to foster unity and create favourable working environment to ensure quality for the growth of their establishments.
She however called for equal opportunities to be given to both males and females in the corporate world to allow for excellence in HR administration.
Ms Yvonne Asare-Yeboa, Manager in Charge of Training and Administration at the Ghana Employers' Association, explained that the GEA decided to engage women in HR based on the fact that currently more of them are occupying positions which are virtually the heartbeat of all industries and organisations.
She said a skilful highly knowledgeable and skilful female HR would therefore be empowered to be able to properly execute their jobs and also influence growth.
Ms Asare-Yeboa said this could be done through the use of excellent communication skills, recruitment and training of the right personnel as well as creating the environment for the enhancement of talents.
She said the GEA hopes to sustain the programme by ensuring similar engagements at least twice in a year, based on the response by participants to the maiden conference, which has been encouraging, to create the needed platform for sharing and mentoring from experienced female HR professionals.
Mr Joseph Kingsley Amoah, Director of Industrial Relations, GEA, said the Association has positioned its staff in the regions, to organise similar conferences.