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Jael Akyeampong Agyei | Ghana | Never Underestimate Yourself

Professional Hotelier | Gender Advocate

My name is Jael Agyei Akyeampong. I am a professional Hotelier and a gender advocate for female inclusion in top roles for hotels and hospitality businesses. I have years of experience in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry both in the UK and in Ghana. Currently, I am the General manager at RB Park - Hill Hotel and a Director at the African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality. I was recently named the Most Admired Hospitality Female Professional in Ghana for the year 2021.

Tourism and Hospitality has always been a passion to pursue ever since I was little. I started doing internships and voluntary work with institutions which paved the way for me through my hard work and dedication. Today I am a role model to many women out there who want to pursue a career in the Industry. I offer mentorship and coaching to many and my recent project is the TEENS Tourism and Hospitality club which focuses on teenagers between the ages of 13 - 19 years, introducing them to career paths and higher education within the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Ghana.

What were the biggest initial hurdles and how did you overcome them? As a female leader in the Hospitality Industry, you need to work harder to prove yourself. It has been quite challenging working long and odd hours to prove yourself as well as have enough time to take care of your family. This was a very big challenge for me and my family. Thankfully with the support of my family I was able to not only have enough time for them, which to me is everything, but also assert myself in the industry “(to become what I am now”) {and I’m very blessed to have a wonderful family like them.}

What books are you currently reading? Mastering Hospitality: A Luxury Hotelier's Guide To Career and Leadership Success by Iwan Dietschi What advice would you give to an upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally? Some of the people you should surround yourself with are mentors! Mentorship will help you grow in your career, business knowledge, and skillset. And don’t forget to surround yourself with positive people, take up voluntary work and Internships. "Never underestimate yourself; love and be passionate about what you do "

Social Media Handles:

Instagram: @jael_akyeampong


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