By Roselena Ahiable
Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku is the presidential candidate for the 2020 elections, representing the Progressive People’s Party(PPP). She is one of three female candidates contesting this year’s elections to be the first female president in Ghana’s history.
Aside from Papa Kwasi Nduom, she is the only other candidate who has been selected to represent the party in the presidential election. In 2016, she ran as vice-presidential candidate to Dr. Nduom.
Dzogbenuku is the Founder and Executive Director of Mentoring Women Ghana(MWG) which runs mentoring programs to empower young girls and women into leadership and to make a difference in their respective communities.
She was the General Manager of Aviation Social Center for twelve(12) years and in 2011, founded a recreational facilities management company which was in charge of running the Barclays Clubhouse until September 2015. She also served in a Mujeres Por Africa/NYU Wagner Institute program where she coached participants of the Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program in 2014 and 2015. After participating in the Vital Voices Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership, in 2008, she won the 2008 Fortune/Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Award.
She contested for Miss Ghana 1990 and won.
Dzogbenuku holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from the University of Ghana, Legon and is a product of Wesley Girls Senior High School.