All Moms in Leadership, hitherto known as Ghana Mompreneurs Club (GMC) held its 2nd annual thanksgiving brunch meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018, at the African Regent Hotel, Accra to mark a successful end to the year. The brunch meeting also witnessed the rebranding of GMC to AllMoms in Leadership (aML).
The day’s activities started off with a thanksgiving service officiated by Pastor Enoch Annan.
Mothers & Business Leaders who attended then took turns to share their experiences and testimonies of their activities over the course of the year and to thank each other for their continuous support throughout the year.
Next was the address by the Founder of aML, Mrs. Ethel A. Marfo who also the Executive Director of Junior Shapers Africa, spoke about the journey so far and the massive growth in the businesses, branding and personal growth of members since its inception as an online support group in February 2017. She also spoke about the need for mothers to constantly upgrade key skills in order to stay relevant in building a sustainable generational legacy as well as provide employment opportunities for less privileged women and youth to boost Ghana’s Economy. At the end of her address, she emphasized the need to rebrand Ghana Mompreneurs Club (GMC) to allMoms in Leadership (aML) to encourage capacity building and collaboration to broaden opportunities for women and mothers who have dependents to cater for.
Ethel believes that today’s mothers are overwhelmed as majority are now shouldering bigger responsibilities with respect to the demands of raising modern children and running a successful business or institution thus the need to support and build mothers up to win on all fronts.
According to Mrs Marfo, the rebranding of GMC to aML will also offer diversity with respect to membership profile to boost business and personal growth across sectors.
The aML brand represents Value-Driven, Legacy-Driven &Tenacious mothers.
With aML, new doors are being opened to mothers in leadership positions from diverse institutions beyond entrepreneurship to train and empower moms quarterly in Leadership Development & Mentoring, Soft Skills Mastery, Financial Empowerment, Family Enrichment, Social Impact & SDGs. After her address, allMoms in Leadership (aML) was launched with the display of the new logo and banners amid pomp and pageantry.
Next was a discussion with the guest speaker for the occasion Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills, Executive Director of Insignis & Couth with over 20 years experience in Broadcasting, PR and Corporate Communication. She spoke about discovering ones passion and drive for success in business & entrepreneurship. She gave some insight on the need to develop wholesome relationships with one’s children as a mom and how to overcome some of the challenges faced in juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship. She also shared some of her life experiences and how they had shaped her to become the woman she was now.
There was also a presentation of award citations to 20 aML members who had shown tenacity and growth throughout the year.
The social project for the year which was a donation to some selected widows in Accra was also launched and members who had made donations for the widows were acknowledged with thanks. One of the widowed beneficiaries, Jacqueline Efua Adutwum, thanked aML members and spoke about the need to support widows and encouraged members to be appreciative of opportunities available to help develop themselves and strive for more.
Afterwards the closing prayer was said and members departed to have their brunch.
Many thanks to members of aML for contributing and donating towards the thanksgiving brunch as well as the upliftment of struggling moms this festive season.
There will be four quarterly aML events in 2019 to build capacities of women juggling motherhood and leadership roles. The upcoming aML event is a personal development workshop scheduled for 6th March 2019.