YSYF will be hosting our Women’s History Month Campaign to spotlight powerful/influential woman in Ghanaian history. Today we highlight Angela Peace Worname. 

Angela Peace Worname was born in 1966 and is a Beautician by trade, but is a life-long student. She has nearly 20 certifications from Monitoring and Evaluation, to Finance, to Cosmetics. 

Using these skills, she has trained over 1000 youth in Ghana allowing many of them to become established artisans nationally, and internationally. In 2003 she successfully lobbied to open the Ashaiman branch of the National Board for Small Scale Businesses and Industries. This eventually led to the formation of Angela’s NGO, Mama Worname Foundation, which is dedicated to community revitalization through humanitarianism and promoting individual empowerment. She has also held many leadership roles in and around her community including board member for the Don Bosco Technical School and member of the Ashaiman Municipal Council. She is invested in all spheres of her nation’s development. 

Mama Worname was finally awarded the royal honour of Queenship in the town of Ashaiman on November 8, 2019. This award honours her commitment to social responsibility, such as yearly donation to orphanages, rehabilitation centres, community clean ups, loans for local women, supporting girl-child education and sensitizing youth in teenage pregnancy, health care education in the community and support for NHIS cards.

As you’ve seen through the month of October, YSYF hosted our Women’s History Month Campaign, spotlighting one influential Ghanaian woman each Friday. This is the last post of the month — if you missed any of the previous posts, be sure to scroll back through our page, check them out, and share with a friend if you enjoyed the campaign!