Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson

Ghanaian social entrepreneur

Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson (born 2 January 1985) is a Ghanaian social entrepreneur and the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG).

Elizabeth Akua Nyarko Patterson in 2019

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  • It's a profound honour to be associated with the Vlisco brand and carry the torch from my predecessor, Eugenia Tachie-Menson, who performed her role so well. I am incredibly honoured to fill the shoes of such great women. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and I'm looking forward to the year ahead (2016).
  • I fully support Ghanaians/Africans living outside helping to develop our countries and continent...we all leave our countries for various reasons, but I believe it is important for us to have tangible connections to ensure our participation in our countries’ development even while we are away.

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