IBWPPI Answers to Ghana’s Call


From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins
My return to Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, was nothing short of inspiring and life changing. It was 5 years ago, in 2014, that a small group of women joined me for a site visit to begin planning for what was to be our first international conference.
We traveled to meet the Queen Mothers in Accra, build relationships with other women’s groups and to see how best to begin our humanitarian and policy building efforts. Since then, IBWPPI Board Director Dawn Sutherland, has retired from Corporate America, built her home and is residing full-time in Kumasi, Ghana. Vice President Kathlyn Adams Seay and I spent 5 days in Kumasi last month with an agenda put together by Director Sutherland that has set the direction of our work in Ghana for many years to come.
Our eyes and hearts were opened to the many possibilities and potential for long-term partnerships. Bridge to Africa, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Director Sutherland,  is a perfect match for IBWPPI as they are dedicated to investing in women's health, the education of young girls, and the social and economic development of the communities they live in.
In the months ahead, with your help and membership in IBWPPI, we will continue to grow our global network, deepen our engagement in the continent of Africa and successfully develop the next generation of international women leaders.  Stay tuned for the announcement of our International Leadership Training Series early 2020.
In Peace,
Barbara A Perkins, President