The WISE Awards


Ms Joyce Dongotey-Padi

Position: Widows Alliance Network (WANE) for Sustainable Economic Development in Ghana
Country: Ghana
Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi (known in public life as Akumaa Mama Zimbi) is a Ghanaian women’s rights leader, TV and radio broadcast journalist, actress and marriage counsellor, committed in enhancing the status of underprivileged women in Ghana. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF) and the CEO of Zimbid Concepts, a media production house with targeted focus on the propagation of women’s human rights issues using the power of radio, TV, print media and educational concepts to improve the lives of women in Ghana.