World Pulse Community Board Member
Isaac Aggrey is a Social Entrepreneur. He was born in 11 October 1977 to a family of four sisters in Ghana (formerly Gold Coast). He completed his Junior Secondary School at George Padmore in 1991.
He had his secondary school education at Aggrey Memorial Zion Secondary High and completed in 1994.
He then pursued engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, School of Mines (Now University of Mines and Technology) and completed in 1999.
He began his career as a teacher in 1999. He then served as a Manager in a Business firm in 2000. He joined a consulting company and became a trainer in 2002.
This made him a versatile consultant in the fields of Management, Leadership and Training. His ambition for further studies took him to South Africa where he started developing educational programmes for institutions and became a business consultant in 2004.
He started his own businesses and succeeded in a series of consultancies especially multinationals business mix in 2006.
He worked closely with the government and developed entrepreneurship development and support programmes for women in 2007. This led to his capacity building initiative for the United Nations as MDG 3 and was acknowledged for his efforts since 2007. After completing his Executive Development Programme with Stellenbosch University Business School, Aggrey was awarded with full scholarship to pursue International Executive MBA in Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
He is currently working with various international institutions on high level of performance in a variety of progressively responsible and challenging assignments.
Working as Community Board Member of the World Pulse roundtable will further enable me to ensure women voices are represented in the boardroom and to,
• Forge action plans for policies that benefit women in the boardroom.
• Place new issues on the development of women and ensure the attainment of MDG 3 by 2015.
• Strengthen the advocacy campaigns and the voice of marginalised women globally in the boardroom.
• Network and build strategic alliances with groups interested in building a more equitable world for all women.
• Raise more awareness on women issues globally and ensure the involvement of all in contact.
• Form men groups as allies to respond to the way men respond to women issues.
• Establish effective ways of documenting stories of abused women in the boardroom.
• Learn and provide new valuable capacity building skills - from research and training methods in the boardroom.
• Improve and strengthening relationships across women “movement” in the boardroom.
• Make linkages with others between issues and sectors towards an integrated approach for gender equality in the boardroom.
• Share, analyze and develop solutions for gender equality and social justice with other members in the boardroom.
Issues of giving women voice pose a big challenge in our community. One of the most resounding challenges has been challenging social norms and legislation, giving women the platform to voice their concerns.
It demanded therefore fresh thinking, perseverance and hard work for me and other women in organising Women’s Parliament Initiative in South Africa twice in secession to bring socio-economic transformation in South Africa. (Page 7 on the attached file – Women’s parliament)
I achieved this through trainings, campaign developments, public speaking, media coverage, testifying of victims and eventually succeeded with shifts in policies and legislations during Women’s Parliament initiative.
We now inspire respect within various communities in which we work and the community now understand how to recognize and respond to issues such as gender, race, religion, culture and politics within feminist perspective.
Thanks PulseWire for this innovative shift. This will go a long way to help attain the MDG's by 2015.
Please find attached my contribution for your review.