Ms Beatrice Boateng’s interpersonal relation, good communication skills coupled with her experience in student politics and corporate Ghana, among others put her in pole position to win the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG)-Legon Branch Women’s Commissioners position.
The GRASAG Legon election is expected to take place in next academic year.
When African Eye Report caught up with Ms Boateng affectionately called BB, she did not hide her desire in wanting to lead women of the GRASAG.
“I have the experience and most especially my demeanor, passion and persistent spirit and nature makes me a better person for this position,” she stated.
“I am a former Women’s Commissioner for 2015/2015 academic year of the marketing department in my former school (Kumasi Technical University) where I served diligently. And of course I am a marketing person, customer stewardship is my number one priority.
“With the passion, skills and experiences gathered and still gathering, I am convinced I want to do this and can do it more than expected with the help of God”.
The power however is in the hands of the members of GRASAG Legon to vote for her in the upcoming election.
Ms Boateng who is currently pursuing a two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Marketing programme at the University of Ghana Graduate Business School, is confident that she will carry the day.
From the look of things, “I am confident I will come up victorious in the election”, she stated.
Ms Boateng who is not new to the issues confronting female students, when given the nod she pledged to organize periodic symposia on career, school and family life to empower them.
Another project which she said is dear to her heart is the setting up of a Special Anti-harassment Unit to liaise between graduate women and the sexual harassment committee of the university to help bring a lasting solution to harassment.
With her mantra of “Let’s Build Together As Women”, she promised to strengthen the school peer-counseling unit to assist on academic, social and general wellbeing of graduate women.
“Under my watch, I will organize periodic woman health and wellbeing screening programmes for the women”, the pretty GRASAG Legon Women’s Commissioner hopeful told this publication.
The affable Ms Boateng was quick to add that under her tenure as the Women’s Commissioner, periodic outreach programmes of mentorship would be organised to help empower girls in the society.
She is also keen on getting graduate women trained on how to use required digital tools for the modern workplace.
“Multitasking whereas being a strength can equally be a weakness if not balanced well. Women get frustrated sometimes when faced with too many things at a time. But I think as women, we have the strength and if we are able to nurture and train our minds in the right directions, we can take up any task and finish it well with very less stress”.
Ms Boateng who is currently the Managing Director of Erica B Hotel in Kumasi.
Previous working life
She is a service-oriented person with seven years of working experience in the field of service with eminent organizations in Ghana.
She did her national service at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Subsequently, Ms Boateng has had experience working at Vodafone Ghana as a A-Team lead and customer care executive, Golden Foundation Microfinance as a customer care executive, and CDH Insurance.
“I have also worked with the Nantel Systems Limited, Northern Sector Distributor for Nestle and Vodafone Ghana”, she added.
Ms Boateng has a profound interest in brand marketing, relationship marketing, and service marketing.
“I am equally interested in internal marketing. I believe success is a result of healthy relationships”.
Ms Boateng who described herself as “an extroverted introvert and a very disciplined young woman”, is seen by her family and friends as hardworking and a go-getter.
“I am a firm and a credible young woman who do not compromise on my integrity and as a result makes sure things are done right.”
Ms Boateng takes inspiration from God almighty and great women seeking out for the welfare of other people.
“I am motivated to work hard to achieve my dreams and aspirations in other to be able to help build my fellow women and children. I believe that success is a conscious effort made constantly, and that is what I live with.
“My will-do and can-do spirit has and is helping me achieve my goals in life. I have an interest in empowering both genders especially females”.
Ms Boateng believes that, if not the best, women empowerment is amongst the best solutions to alleviate poverty in Ghana.
The GRASAG Legon Women’s Commissioner hopeful aspires to be an accomplished marketing lecturer, a marketing consultant, and an entrepreneur, looking out for the less privileged and helping to build a better Ghana.
By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh