A young CEO of one of Ghana’s major film and television production companies, Juliet Asante has a charged sense of responsibility. “When you’re in the media business,” she says, “your country counts on you for progress.”
She counts on herself to be creative, deliberate and progressive. As writer, editor, actress, producer and director, Juliet sees herself in several categories. The one with the greatest hold is clear — “First, I’m a woman.”
When Juliet saw the need for women’s health education in Ghana, she founded Save Our Women International, a nonprofit that informs young women about sexual health and the risks of HIV/AIDS. Through public forums and visits to local high schools, Juliet’s team promotes education as a means to empowerment.
Still, she felt there was more she could do to support women in Ghana. In honor of the value that women have contributed to her life, Juliet decided to create the Women’s Empowerment Club. It’s a meeting place and platform for advancement; an opportunity for women to come together and share experiences, struggles and solutions.