Q&A: what International Women's Day means to me


As part of our International Women's Day series, we speak with Vida Fosua Adjepong, the Program and Administrative Assistant for United Purpose’s Ghana office.

Can you start by introducing yourself, and saying what you love most about your job?

I hold a BSc in Business Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and I have almost eight years’ experience as an administrator. I love providing my amazing colleagues in Ghana with logistical support – my job suits my proactive and organised personality!

Who inspires you?

The person who inspires me most is Juliette Lampoh, UP’s Ghana country director. She is a results-oriented person and puts all of her energy into ensuring that the projects are run effectively and efficiently. Even if she has to absent from the office, she will always be in touch with the staff. I find her open-mindedness, her approachableness and her ability to tackle issues in a mature and professional way really inspiring.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the great women of our time. So many women in so many diverse ways have made a great impact on society. This keeps me on my toes and motivates me to keep achieving more highly, so that I too can give more back to society.

How would you encourage other young women in Ghana who aspire to have leadership positions in the international development sector?

I would encourage these young women to have confidence in their potential. I would also encourage them to work at building their inner strength and developing a positive mindset.