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It’s a month into the New Year and chances are you are staunchly working through your resolutions and action plans to be a better you. Keep it up! Steady progress is real progress!

As far as personal development goes, the best measure of personal growth is becoming a better version of YOU, not someone else, everyday. Essentially you are unique in your make-up. Your innate abilities, skillsets and values are different from others. You may share common traits with others. Your skills and values will be shaped by the environment you are in and the self-development initiatives you take, but fundamentally, no single individual will possess the combination of skills, traits and value system as you do.

This is what differentiates you from the rest of the pack. Your competitive edge, your very own “X Factor”.

When fully leveraged your “X Factor” will propel your personal brand, career growth and enable you become the best version of yourself.

So how do you discover and harness your competitive edge?

Start by answering, as honesty as possible, the following questions:

  • What makes you stand out of the pack?
  • What are you absolutely great at (without much effort)?
  • How do you maximise your skills to add value to the lives of others in ways that no one else can?
  • What is your vision of your ‘best self’? What does that look like? If you wake up tomorrow to your best self, what would that be?
  • How would you go about bringing this vision to life?

We all have the desire to become our best selves. Knowing what makes you stand out of the pack is the first step in achieving that vision. Start today. Figure out your competitive edge and keep working at it! Your desired outcome is a few steps away!


Interested in discovering your X Factor over a networking event?

If you are interested in knowing more, the Executive Women Network’s first Speaker Series for 2019 is on the topic “ The X Factor”. Join the session and discover more on Friday 30th January 2019. Contact Wendy on +233 56 111 0444 for further details.


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Mother’s Day

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A mother’s legacy
5 Moms, 5 Questions, 5 Legacies
To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Executive Women Network is featuring five wonderful mother s to get their thoughts on how to go beyond today and make lasting impact on their children’s future

What has been the biggest lesson motherhood has taught you?

Emelia Ohene-Kena
MD of Royal Crown Packaging Ltd.

Motherhood has taught me to appreciate my mother even more because I now understand the sacrifices she had to make to raise me. I hope to leave my two children, Nikolia and Mayada a heart filled with JOY, LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.

Motherhood has taught me that people are truly diverse. Same household different people!

Lucy Quist
CEO of Airtel.

Has motherhood impacted you in any way?

Lucy Quist
CEO of Airtel.

I appreciate better how much my own parents shaped me. My children drive my passion to be a business leader who makes a positive difference to the world.

How do you manage your expectations for your child(ren) vis–à–vis their own ambitions?

Freda Duplan
CEO of Nestle Coastal Cluster
Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia

In the quest to guide your children to achieve their ambition be careful not to replace it with your expectations. It is important that we do not kill their passion.

What great advice/life lesson was given to you that you wish to pass on to your children?

Thelma Quaye
Networks Director,
Airtel Ghana

It’s ok to be themselves at all times

Do not to loose focus in one’s goals and to be a good listener and slow to speak

Maame Yaa Roberson
General manager of
Western Express & Logistics Ltd.

What legacy do you wish to leave for your children?

Maame Yaa Roberson
General manager of
Western Express & Logistics Ltd.

My legacy is to show them how to put God first in all they do. Have great love for human beings and treat each person as such

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