Claudia Lumor, CEO of premium lifestyle brand – Glitz Africa – is all about celebrating and empowering women. That is the drive behind the lifestyle Glitz Africa Magazine – highlighting the stories of female inspirational figures in different industries. She believes that we as Africans, are in a much better position to tell our stories in a real and tasteful manner.
Believing that more can be achieved with this agenda, she started the Ghana Women of the Year Honours, an annual event to celebrate women, in Ghana, Africa as well as in the diaspora and share their stories to inspire the younger generation to strive harder in their chosen fields for national and global development.
Not wanting to neglect the younger women, she spearheaded SHE Summit, a mentorship platform for the younger generation to learn from high-achieving women in various industries. This summit is also organised annually to provide young girls the needed access to executive personalities to learn from.
Being an entrepreneur always the move, Claudia appreciates the need for female corporate executives and executives to occasionally meet and network – to have a support system of women for counsel, business collaborations etc. This is what inspired her to set up SHE BOSS – a networking event for young women in business and corporate circles to gather and share ideas on various topics.
Because of her passion for the welfare of vulnerable women and children, Claudia takes her ambassadorial role at UNFPA Ghana very seriously; seeing to the needs of groups most likely to be ignored by society like head porters (kayayei) and their children through donations etc. She is also a strong advocate against sexual and gender-based violence; hence supporting UNFPA and COPASH (initiative of H.E. Samira Bawumia) in their fight against it.
“If you support a woman, you support a family. If you empower a woman, you empower a generation. Women are the pillars of society and everyone’s support is needed to ensure every woman and girl is safe and resourced to realise her fullest potential,” Claudia says.