This is an annual publication by the Future of Ghana that showcases and celebrates excellence by recognising exceptionally talented Ghanaians leading in industries globally.
The annual project is also dedicated to nurturing and mobilizing Ghana’s talent for the development of the country.
“The publication is endorsed by prominent business leaders & government, highlighting inspirational role models and showcasing outstanding thought leaders and organisations. The publication transcends stereotypes, highlighting the unsung contributions future leaders and organisations are making to the Ghanaian and global economies,” the organization noted on its website.
Wendy Laryea was nominated alongside hundreds of Ghanaians but after months of intensive scrutiny, she was shortlisted with 29 others for the prized recognition.
Persons who made it to the final 30 include young film actor Abraham Attah, Sadiq Abdulai Abu, Bright Oduro-Kwaterng Jnr, Kojo Nimako, Zeinab Andan and Dziffa Akua
The usually calm-looking broadcaster was humbled by the recognition when she spoke to TV3 Online.
“I didn’t see it coming,” she said with an honestly stunned tone, but conceded, “I felt good because my work is being recognized.”
The Future of Ghana Publication, an e-magazine, also creates the platforms for discussing solutions to specific issues the Ghanaian community faces in Ghana and the Diaspora. The publication is expected to be out soon.
WHO IS WENDY LARYEA
Wendy’s passion for social issues is always evident in her incisive news reports.
One such report on the state of a dilapidated school building, Oborpah M/A Primary School in the Eastern region, led to the construction of a six-unit classroom block and K.V.I.P by a real estate company for the school.
Her hard work on and off-air was recognised at the 2015 Ghana Journalists Association Awards held in Accra as she picked two awards on the same night for “Best Report News ( Radio and TV) and Digital Journalism Category and Best Report on Education (Electronic)”
Wendy, the Producer of “Business Focus” an award winning business program on TV3 has also covered major events including the 2007 African Union Summit held in Accra.
She was among one hundred participants of the President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Pioneering Cohort, 2015.
Her job as an anchor has seen her interview influential personalities, among them the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner – Liberian Women’s Rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee and Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
Wendy works as the Programs Manager for Princess Sekyere Mission (PSM), a non-governmental organisation that focuses on the youth and women.
The Reuters trained broadcaster aspires to be an international media practitioner, and a communications expert.