Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, shared her inspiring story with young women at the Ghana Tertiary Women’s Summit which took place at Knutsford University College in Accra. Speaking on the Delay impact story, she gave a short life transforming speech which participants greatly benefited from. Delay shared her story right from having ambitions to leave Nkawkaw till her current achievements in business.
“I didn’t know anyone in Accra but I said to myself if only I could just dream a little harder…” she revealed. She added that, “My dream was to find my way out of that small town and get to Accra.”
•Delay speaking to participants
According to her, she was sacked from the radio station where she was working after a year and a half. This however seemed like a recurring situation as she was almost always sacked from her workplace because she was a hard nut to crack. She also mentioned how there were times where she chased after broadcast journalists just to get a job in radio. She mostly got rejected because at the time she didn’t have the looks and nice clothes. “I’m the classic story of from grass to grace”, she confessed. At this stage, Delay began to tear up on stage.
The media mogul and business woman shared how her dreams never died as she kept on pursuing them. Today, she boasts of Delay Mackerel and Sardine as well as the Delay Foundation of which she has had GCued partners from the New York to work with, not to talk of the Delay Show which runs concurrently. The foundation is keen on bringing better health and educational systems into Ghana for peace and social development. We believe that her story is an inspiring one which will touch many lives, especially that of young girls in and around the country.
The Ghana Tertiary Women’s Summit is a subsidiary of the Ghana Tertiary Women’s Network, a women empowerment and mentorship platform aimed at offering guidance and mentorship to young emerging women leaders across Ghana. Its fourth edition saw the likes of great women like Dr. Stella Agyenim-Boateng, Munnira Sheikh, Anita Erskine, Ama K. Abebrese, Efya the Songstress, and Vivian Zoroaster, as distinguished speakers on the theme, “Balance for Better”.