Picking Up the Pieces: The Joyce Bawah Mogtari Story

As a precocious child and avid reader, Joyce Bawah Mogtari was academically brilliant and laid back. However, her O’ Level results were not up to par, affecting her sixth form school options. Despite the shock and disappointment, Joyce showed remarkable resilience and elected to redo her Form 5 year, changing some subjects and focusing on her strengths.

With determination, Joyce aced her O’ Levels and developed leadership skills and attributes that define her today. She credits women who inspired her journey, including her mother and notable figures like Justice Annie Jiagge and Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

Joyce’s life quote is “Brighten your corner; it’s that simple.” She strives to be an example for others to become their best selves. In a letter to her 14-year-old self, Joyce reflects on the importance of resilience, courage, and perseverance in the face of failure and disappointment.

Today, Joyce Bawah Mogtari is a maritime lawyer, former Deputy Minister for Transport (Ghana), and Special Aide to Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama. Her story proves the power of resilience and determination in overcoming life’s challenges.