And the winners of the TEDxAccra competition are…

Ophelia and Edem!

Congratulations to both students, who attended TEDxAccra Women on Friday 28th November 2016.

Below are their winning entries.


TEDx is a program that is actually designed to help individuals, communities as well as organizations to learn from those with more experience on how to create and develop great ideas. Its mission, “ideas worth spreading” makes this concept glaring. TEDx was founded in 1998 by Ricky Wurnam. Later, Ricky sold it to Mac Hodosh, an entrepreneur who recreated and launched it after years of inactivity.

I had no idea what TEDx was until I came to ASA. Now, I have the opportunity to watch and listen to some ted talks by speakers: Chimamanda Adichie, Tutu Agyare, Larry Smith, Simeon Sinek…the list goes on because the resources have been provided by the school.

TEDx has broadened my perspective, served as a source of entertainment and exposed me to creative works of others. It would be one of the greatest opportunities ever for me to attend a ted talk event. I would have the opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people and establish network with these great people. I would be in a better position to share with others what a ted event is and the experience of witnessing one. This would make my being a TED speaker someday easier.


TEDxAccraWomen 2016: I believe it would be an inspiring learning opportunity for me to learn something outside of academia that would significantly go a long way to shape my own ideas and view of life. I believe that learning is an essential weapon in making a difference. I want to make a difference. And to make a difference one should able learn from people who are in one way or another affecting lives across the globe.

The theme for the event, “It’s About Time”, I think is a vital subject if we must address issues regarding our continent. I would get the opportunity to listen to great speakers talking about ways we could address issues that are long over-due.

I am excited at the opportunity to be surrounded by interesting people who are diverse with their own way with their unique stories, ideas and experiences. I hope to be challenged to always go that extra mile and to develop an open mind to addressing issues and finding solution to problems.

I would love to meet great African women and entrepreneurs like Maame Adjei and Afua Osei who are doing so well at empowering young women and raising other female leaders like them.