Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade. —Constance Baker Motley
Women’s month which is celebrated in the month of March is special for all women across the globe. As this year’s theme goes, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, we choose to recognize women who are building career paths towards a sustainable future. These amazing women keep breaking the bias around gender roles in our society and are worth mentioning and celebrating. In today’s post, I reveal some young female lawyers who are using their voices to advocate for positive change in our society. I know that by reading about their stories, more young women will be inspired to aim higher in life.
The incredible story of this lawyer by day and nurse at night broke out sometime in 2020. Prior to that, she had been working tirelessly behind the scenes Her story is one of resilience and sheer grit as she worked on night shifts as a nurse while pursuing her law degree. In 2019, she was called to the Ghana Bar after graduating from GIMPA. During the day, she helps seek justice for people while at night she works at the hospital to help save lives.
Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante
Lawyer Nana Adjoa was called to the Ghana Bar in 2015 and has not looked back since. She is the Executive Director of a non-governmental organisation called the Social Bridge, an organisation which is involved with social intervention projects geared towards the sustainable development goals. Lawyer Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante was appointed a board member of the National Folklore Board and was later appointed as Acting Director of the National Folklore Board in 2018 where she currently serves. She is responsible for legal protection and promotion of Ghana’s folklore and intangible cultural heritage.
Teki Akuetteh Falconer
With over fifteen years experience as an ICT lawyer, founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub, Ms Teki Akuetteh is our next pick. Teki Akuetteh doubles as a Senior Partner Nsiah Akuetteh & Co. a law firm that specialises in information technology and telecommunications law in Africa. The Privacy and Data Protection consultant has worked for the Government of Ghana in the development of several key legislations. Through her incredible works, she was the the first Executive Director of the Data Protection Commission of Ghana.
Adwoa Amoako Adjei
Mrs Adwoa Amoako Adjei Khairallah first broke the internet when she was called to the Ghana and Gambia bars concurrently at age 26. Adwoa Amoako Adjei currently practices her law profession at the Amoako Adjei Law Consult. She is the author of the mystery-thriller romance novel, Mixed-Up, which she launched in the year 2020. As a business owner of several online shops, Mrs Khairallah uses her spare time to help young people gain motivation for their career growth.
Ama Aboagye DaCosta
She is currently the youngest female lawyer in Ghana after been called to the bar in 2021 at age 22. Ama Aboagye DaCosta previously worked as a legal intern at the Minkah-Premo & Co and is currently practicing with the N. Dowuona & Company. So far, Ama DaCosta is the most promising young female lawyer who is achieving great feats in her profession and we acknowledge her for her determination.