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Annie Jiagge

Annie Ruth Jiagge, the first woman in Ghana and the Commonwealth of Nations to become a judge, dedicated her life to advocating for gender equality and empowering women worldwide. As a principal drafter of the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, she played a pivotal role in combating gender-based discrimination globally and co-founded Women’s World Banking, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s economic and social well-being. Her legacy continues to inspire and shape Ghanaian society and women’s history.

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Rosamond Asiamah Nkansah

Rosamond Asiamah Nkansah, the first woman to be enlisted into the Ghana Police Service in 1952, defied gender norms and fought for women’s rights within the force. Despite the regulations that prohibited policewomen from marrying or having children, Nkansah petitioned for their right to do so and successfully had the discriminatory regulation abolished. Her groundbreaking achievements paved the way for equal opportunities for policewomen in Ghana and her legacy will continue to inspire generations of women.

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Regina Honu

Regina Honu, a Ghanaian social entrepreneur and software developer, has made significant contributions to the technology industry in Africa. She is the founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana, and Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa.

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Joy Buolamwini

Joy Adowaa Buolamwini is a Ghanaian-American-Canadian computer scientist and digital activist based at the MIT Media Lab. She is widely recognized for her work in challenging bias in decision-making software and advocating for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI). Buolamwini founded the Algorithmic Justice League, an organization that uses art, advocacy, and research to raise awareness of the social implications and harms of AI.

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