The Ministry of Finance has officially launched its Women's Mentoring Programme, urging participants to seize the opportunities offered by the initiative to nurture and enhance their professional growth.
Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance, emphasized the limitless potential of the participants, stating, “Your potential is boundless, and with collective support, we will create an environment that will enable you to grow and glow.”
She expressed confidence that the mentoring platform would serve as a catalyst for the professional development of female staff, fostering a partnership built on trust, mutual respect, and the pursuit of excellence. Mrs. Osei-Asare highlighted the key themes of the Mentorship Series as Empowerment, Collaboration, and Resilience.
Quoting the European Union's Women Empowerment Principles, she noted, “95 per cent of staff with mentors self-report that their productivity increases,” and added, “77 per cent of companies indicate that mentoring programmes decreased brain drain.”
Mrs Osei-Asare commended the leadership for the bold vision of creating a conveyor belt of strong and competent women within the Ministry and the nation for generations to come.
Dr. Mrs Stella Agyenim-Boateng, Vice Chairperson of the Public Services Commission, praised the Ministry's leadership for supporting young women in attaining leadership roles. She urged mentees to remain committed to the initiative and emphasized the importance of all parties taking their responsibilities seriously.
Ms Eva Mends, Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance, highlighted the intentional nature of the programme, creating a conducive environment for women to contribute to the growth and development of the country. She encouraged mentees to be prepared, present, and reliable for opportunities.