About Founder
Auntie Gloria

The founder and president of the Women's Assistance and Business Association (WABA) is Ms. Gloria Ofori-Boadu, a lawyer, women's rights activist, trainer, former elected local government representative and a former banker. Ms. Ofori-Boadu has been involved in the provision of Legal Aid Services for Women, Children and Society, which is a program of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) - Ghana, and was the Executive Director FIDA-Ghana for four years from March 1999 to June 2003.

"Auntie Gloria", as people who know Ms. Ofori-Boadu for her generosity and genuine desire and efforts to help people affectionately refer to her, had her undergraduate and masters studies at the University of Ghana and Georgetown University Law Center, respectively. Auntie Gloria is an alumna of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship. She also had the privilege of working as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Congresswoman Eva Clayton of the U.S. House of Representatives for the First Congressional District of North Carolina. Moreover, Ms. Ofori-Boadu served as the Assemblywoman of Gbentaana Electoral Area (Adenta/Frafraha) in the Tema Municipal Assembly (Ghana) from 2002-2006.

In March 2004, Ms. Ofori-Boadu was appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana to the 7-member National Governing Council on African Peer Review Mechanism under the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Initiative; she is still serving on the Council. Moreover, in August 2005, Ms. Ofori-Boadu was nominated for the Millennium Excellence Award under the Women Empowerment category. In July 2008 she was given the 2nd highest national award "of the officer of the Volta" for distinguished public service.

Ms. Gloria Ofori-Boadu's complete résumé can be downloaded via this link.