The US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan has underscored the need for women in influential positions to mentor young girls to be independent and confident.
This, she stated is important because women need mentors to succeed and make an impact in society.
Ambassador Sullivan made the call at the Mentors' Forum organised by Standard Chartered Bank in collaboration with Mentoring Women Ghana.
The event is to gather established women leaders to mentors to younger women and to recruit more mentors.
The US Ambassador to Ghana stated that women need mentors who are tried and tested in their career to succeed.
“Women benefit greatly when leaders, especially women, take the time to mentor other women and set them on a path to greater success," she said.
For her part, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Asiedua Addae partnering Mentoring Women for the Forum is in line with their community engagement programme ‘Futuremakers’.
“The programme seeks to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people especially women in our communities,” she explained.
She noted that it is also an opportunity to build a really strong network of mentors across professions and industries.
Mrs Addae said mentees will benefit from a wider range of skill, expertise and experience as well as open up new opportunities for them.
“Great mentors always offer critical insights as to the right behaviours, opportunities and also offer tools for success” she stressed.
Their aim, Mrs Addae said is to contribute to creating a better society of strong, empowered women ready for a better future.