The International Women’s Day was celebrated in the American Corner in Agbogba, and a program was put up by the US Embassy in Ghana and Mobile Web Ghana to honor it. A female-led group, Fulbright Scholars, and representatives from one senior high school and one junior high school in Ghana were all participants in the program.

The program marked the celebration of International Women’s Day which was globally celebrated on the 8th of March 2023.The theme for this year’s  the program was “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality    

On International Women’s Day, we commemorate courageous and determined actions by regular women while also taking stock of our progress and calling for change. Jaylexia Clark, a PHD candidate at Notre Dame University who is both a 2022–2023 Fullbright Scholar and a member of the University of Ghana, served as the program’s special guest speaker. She presented the findings of her continuing project, Digital Entrepreneurship and Digital Gender Divide in Ghana: Exploring the Level of Gender and Racial Discrimination Experienced by Female Digital Entrepreneurs from Ghana in the Global Market”

She advised the guests to use technology in order to reduce Ghana’s significant gender digital divide. She responded to questions from audience members about her education and her determination to complete her PHD as a black American residing in the United States.

The participants took part in a fun interactive International Women’s Day Roll & Share game, where they  selected a rolled number sheet to share their opinions  in response to 

questions about the International Women’s Day Celebration. 

Some of the questions included: 

  • Most inspiring women you have met? 
  • Greatest lesson learned from a woman ?
  • Share your best piece of advice for other women?
  • What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
  • What do you wish all women accomplish? 

What are your thoughts on  the International Women’s Day Celebration?