Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Ankobiah, CEO of The Women’s Institute is a Ghanaian lawyer, TV host, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Born (on 18 May 1983) and raised in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, she emerged onto the fashion and celebrity scene in 2002 at the age of 19. She studied International and Commercial Law, with a specializing in World Trade, from the University of Buckingham (LLB, LLM) between 2005 and 2009. She returned to Ghana and studied at the Ghana School of Law from 2010 to 2012. In 2013 she became a Barrister at Law.
Starting her professional life as a model, Sandra has walked and posed for Kofi Ansah, Duaba Serwa, Mina Evans, Mai Atafo, Wang Sambo, Vonne Couture, Pistis and Ophelia Crossland. In 2002, she emerged first runner up in the hotly contested Miss Ghana Pageant. Later the same year, she represented Ghana in the Miss ECOWAS pageant, finishing third.
Sandra is the founder of TV production company, Emerald Paradise Enterprise. She is also co-founder of SN Media Learning Tree, a top notch provider of practical media training in Accra.
Sandra is the co-ordinator for The Legal Advocacy Foundation, an organisation that aims to educate the ordinary Ghanaian about their legal rights and obligations. In addition, Sandra started Fashion for Action, an initiative that supports the underprivileged through haute couture fashion auctions.
In 2016, she was appointed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports as an ambassador for women’s football in Ghana. Sandra is excited about this role and is committed to raising funds, increasing awareness and patronage of the women’s game.