DR. MRS. DOROTHY DANSO,
Dr. Mrs. Dorothy Danso is the National President of Aglow International Ghana. She is an astute and distinguished Trade Unionist with over three decade experience in supporting, organizing and managing various issues that affect the people, especially conflicts.
She has served as National Women’s Organizer of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Northern Ghana Organizer of TUC, Secretary to the Council of Labour, deputized for the TUC Regional Secretary for Ashanti Region, Secretary of Regional Union od State Construction Corporation (SCC) and a member of the TUC Worker’s Housing Project Board.
She was the first African woman to attend the Afro-Asian Institute for Cooperative and Labour Studies in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She has participated in several co-operative and labour workshops locally and internationally.
She has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of micro-credit programs; training and training needs assessment at the institutional, national and international levels and currently a trustee of Sinapi Aba Trust, a microfinance organization she co-founded 20 years ago which is now the largest in the industry and which has currently been transformed into Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans Company, a Non-Banking Financial Institution licensed under the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Act 2008 (Act774), authorized to carry out the business of Savings and Loans as a company limited by Shares. She possesses excellent leadership and managerial skills which has contributed to the design and creation of synergies among development oriented organisations locally and internationally.
Aglow under her leadership has grown from 15 chapters in 1987 to over 200 chapters across the country with several thousand members.
Dr. Mrs. Dorothy Danso was recently awarded with the honorary Doctor of Ministry degree by the Oral Roberts Ministries. She was educated at the American Institute for Free Labour Development, Virginia, USA, the Afro-Asian Institute for Cooperative and Labour Studies in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Philips Commercial College, Kumasi and the Presbyterian Girls Boarding School, Agogo.
She is married to Mr. Samuel K. Danso, a former astute politician who worked with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Colonel Kutu Acheampong regimes.
They are blessed with four children and 13 grandchildren and have also helped to educate several individuals across the country.
Dr. Mrs. Danso is a native of Aseseeso-Akuapem and has a passion for developing women and equipping poor entrepreneurs with business development skills for their financial emancipation.