Esenam Nyador is one of a handful of female taxi drivers in an industry that’s almost entirely dominated by men. In 2013, she finished her first degree at the University of Ghana. Her entrepreneurial streak paired with a bold personality helped her start her own business in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Esenam chose taxi driving amidst the hostility served her by the taxi unions because, it is a very non-traditional thing to do for a woman in Ghana and considers her choice of livelihood as a gender statement.
Armed with a graduate degree research into Occupational Gender Segregation, Esenam succeeded in generating conversations in the industry, which has led to the training of women for participation in the transport industry. Today, with the support of donor partners, Miss Taxi Ghana has rolled out ‘She Drives The City Project’ to empower many more women to contribute the development of the transport sector in Ghana.
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