The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Media General Ghana Limited, Beatrice Agyemang, has expressed her resolve to persistently break the barriers in the media industry to impact society positively.
Leading the media conglomerate which is making global strides from her superintendence, Madam Agyemang, has reiterated her commitment to use her platform to champion the causes that matter the most.
She made the statement after her recognition by organisers of the 2023 EMY Africa Awards as ‘Woman of The Year’, at the Accra International Conference Centre Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Giving her remarks after receiving the prestigious honour for the only category reserved for women at the Awards, the Media General GCEO said “the recognition inspires me to continue pushing boundaries, empowering others and working tirelessly to make a positive impact on our world. With great honour comes great responsibility and I pledge to use this platform to further the causes that matter the most.”
She professed her gratitude to the conferrers and shared what it takes to climb up the ladder of leadership to champion a cause as worthy as her’s to society.
“I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive the EMY Africa Award. I want to take this moment to emphasise the profound significance of owning your journey.
“Rising through the ranks in work is not just a climb; it’s a journey of growth, learning, and resilience. Each step up the ladder is a testament to your dedication and ability to overcome challenges. Embracing the ascent is where you find your true potential,” she averred.
The Woman of the Year Award, according to the Executive Director of EMY Africa, Daniel Kojo Soboh, recognises an impactful woman of excellence and innovation who has inspired many, broken new grounds or old barriers, and contributed to her community and nation.
He says EMY Africa selected Madam Beatrice Agyemang for the award having recognised her inspirational rise through the ranks from her journey as a reporter, to her current position as Group CEO of one of the largest and leading Media Organisations in Ghana, which is worth celebrating.
“You are a well-respected woman in media who has developed and is building your organisation into one of the most successful media organisations in Ghana today,” Mr. Kojo Soboh stated.
He added that Madam Agyemang’s journey in the media industry has been marked by exemplary leadership, strategic vision, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Under her guidance, Media General has flourished and expanded its footprint in the media and entertainment space, reaching new heights in terms of content creation, broadcasting, and digital media.
“Throughout her tenure as Group CEO, Madam Agyemang has overseen the successful execution of numerous initiatives that have solidified Media General’s position as a leading media conglomerate. Her dedication to quality programming, innovation, and community engagement has set a standard for the entire industry,” the award organisers indicated.
Media General Ghana Ltd. where Madam Agyemang is Group CEO has two television stations with nationwide coverage (TV3 Network Limited and Onua TV), four radio stations across the country (3FM and Onua FM in Accra, Connect FM in Takoradi and Akoma FM in Kumasi), and two online news portals, 3News.com and OnuaOnline.com. It also owns an audiovisual production unit called Adesa Production Limited, for in-house and external productions and 3Foundation for the company’s corporate social responsibility activities.
Host of TV3‘s morning show New Day and The Day Show Berla Mundi also went home with the Young Achiever Award (Female) with Mr Eazi winning the male edition.
Among some of the award winners on the night were Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who won the Discovery of the Year Award and Man of the Year (Sports), former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, who won the Continental Icon Award, Bill Asamoah, who won the Actor of the Year Award, and Black Sherif, who was named Man of the Year (Music).
About EMY Africa & past winners
The EMY Africa Awards is known for celebrating leaders and distinguished gentlemen making an impact in society and makes room to recognise a distinguished female achiever for the ‘WOMAN OF THE YEAR’ Award which is the only category reserved for women.
The last seven editions of the awards have been very successful in bringing together some great and distinguished men and women in Ghana and all over the world for recognition in their chosen fields.
Past winners of the EMY Africa Awards include ex-President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, Togbe Afede XIV, His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, Sir Sam Jonah, Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Alex Dadey, Kwame Bamfo, Abedi Pele, Azumah Nelson, Boris Kodjoe, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, Tony Elumelo, Adebola Williams, Lanre Olusola, Michael Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy), Ayo Animashaun, and impactful women such as Marufatu Abiola Bawuah, Ellen Hagan, Patricia Obo-Nai and Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann.