Akua Sarpong-Ayisa

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Akua Sarpong-Ayisa (born in Mampong) is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Unique Floral.[1][2] She was listed as one of Glitz 100 Inspirational Women, WomanRising's 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana in 2016 and 2017.[3][4][5]

Early Life[edit]

Sarpong-Ayisa was born in Mampong located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Together with six siblings and parents, she grew up in Accra.[6]

Education[edit]

After having her basic education at St John’s Preparatory School in Accra, she furthered at Oda Senior High School where she had her secondary education. From there, she went to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she was to study Estate Management but could not complete due to a temporal shutdown of the school. During the shut down of the school, she took a flight attendant course with Ghana Airways Company Limited, now defunct in collaboration with the KLM.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Listed among WomenRising 100 most influential women in 2016[7][4]
  • Listed among WomenRising 100 most influential women in 2017[5]
  • Global leadership Awards[8][9]
  • She was honored a doctor of letters[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unique Floral celebrates 25 years in floristry, event designing". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  2. ^ "Little things around inspires me to create new things- Akua Sarpong-Ayisa". Pulse. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ Amoako, Josphine (2016-07-16). "Glitz top 100 inspirational women". Glitz Africa. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  4. ^ a b WomanRising. "2016 – 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs In Ghana – WomanRising". Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  5. ^ a b "WomanRising Announces 2017 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs List". The BFT online. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  6. ^ today (2017-01-27). "Up close with celebrated floral entrepreneur; Akua Afriyie Sarpong-Ayisa". Today Newspaper. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  7. ^ "Mrs Joyce Ababio named in 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana". JACCD. 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  8. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Six receives Global leadership Awards". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  9. ^ "Six receives Global leadership Awards - News Ghana". https://www.newsghana.com.gh/. Retrieved 2019-09-09. External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ "Six receives Global leadership Awards". ghananewsagency.org. Retrieved 2019-09-09.