Clarissa Naa Dedei Botchwey, the 2020 winner of the Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant has just been named the Beauty Queen of the year at the just ended 4th edition of Ghana Outstanding Women Awards.
The scheme has been in existence since 2018 and is aimed at rewarding women contributing immensely to the development of Ghana. This year, Askof Production, the organisers partnered with Tasty Tom and Flora paper tissue as headline sponsors. The star-studded event was held at the Marriot Hotel last Friday, 1st October 2021.
Clarissa Naa Dedei Botchwey beat out competition from other incredible women like Phylis Vesta Boison (Miss Malaika), Abena Antwiwaa Dapaah Diana (Ghana’s Most Beautiful) Perfect Liz Naa Sackitey (Miss Agriculture) among others. Other women like Dr. Louisa Satekla, Getrude Kunde Kwallinjam, Tracy Owusu-Addo and Delay Frimpong-Manso were all honoured with various awards.
Clarissa Naa Dedei Botchwey is the founder of the NDB Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting inclusive education in Ghana.
Through her foundation, she has supported several women through tertiary education on full scholarships, donated educational materials to over 6000 second cycle schools and orphanages, and mentored thousands of students under her flagship program AskNaa who’s mantra is Stay Confident, Stay Relevant.
As she continues to do this, she has also partnered with the Ghana Library authority on a mission to build community libraries across the country.
Naa’s commitment to promoting quality education has won her several partnerships with known brands and like minded organizations in the pursuit of her dreams.
She is a trained communication professional with several years of experience in corporate communication and digital marketing, having worked with some of the biggest FMCG brands within Ghana and in other parts of Africa. She runs a podcast on communication training, and has also recently published a poetry collection.
In her own words, her biggest assets are her abilities to communicate accross all levels while establishing trusting relationships, and to see projects through to completion under challenging circumstances.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Journalism.