Dziffa Akua Ametam Wins the Social Entrepreneur Award

 

The Glitz Women Honors which came to an end on 21st April 2018 at Labadi Beach Hotel saw Citi TV presenter Dziffa Akua Ametam getting a reward. She was rewarded and honored for the great contribution to the society. She won the category of the 2018 Young Star Honoree. The award is usually given to recognize the efforts and influence shown by a social entrepreneur.

After taking the award she narrated to the audience her journey as a girl to find her way out in the society. She admits that she read a number of articles addressing the plight of young women in the society. Some of the works she read included Reclaiming my Vagina by Melissa, being mute as a child by Maya Angelou and being raped at gunpoint by Gabriel Union. She took Mariama Ba as her writing model. She also learned the need of building the community from Kenyan born Wangari Mattai.

Dziffa also founded an online marketplace called Dziffa.com. It offers goods of a high quality that are produced in Ghana. It helps those who love African products from the local and overseas shop for the best of Ghanaian products at their comfort. Together with Ghana Mission to the United Nations, they launched Reviving Made in Ghana in 2015. The forum pitched and celebrated creative industry in Ghana. It was attended by students, owners of business and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C, and New York City.

Dziffa went ahead and founded GHANA NIE in 2017. In the same year Impact Hub NYC on Ghana Made, handling the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 through Enterprise partnered with her. The event aimed at introducing African Diaspora to consumer products in Ghana. She worked together with Ministry of Trade and Industry in December 2017 to organize the Ghana Made Christmas Street Fair. It focused on getting the country’s citizens to buy the locally made products for their holidays. Through this initiative, she was appointed as an ambassador of the Made-in-Ghana products in 2017 courtesy of Ministry of Trade and Industry.

African Youth Excellence gave her the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Furthermore Future of Ghana named her as Best 30 Below 30 Rising Stars of Ghana. Innov8tiv named her Best 100 Visionary Women to Watch in 2016. She was once a teacher at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. During that time Dziffa worked with various entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to get locally obtained solutions to world problems.

She ended up finding her own voice from the fearlessness, courage, and power of those different women. She, therefore, worked on molding herself to transform into the women she wished to be. Dziffa encouraged women to maximize available opportunities to inspire others with stories about their lives. The award was dedicated to the girls from Africa who required a single story for her breakthrough. She encouraged girl child to use challenges they are going through now as a stepping stone to the greater heights.

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