Today’s Stunning Google Doodle Celebrates 98 Year Old Esther Afua Ocloo

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By: Ofori-Mensah | 5 Day(s) ago

What a woman!

Today’s stunning Google doodle honors Mrs. Esther Afua Ocloo, one of Ghana’s pioneers in microlending from the 1970s and the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Women’s World Banking.

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In 1975 as a succeeding businesswoman, Ms Ocloo was invited to the first UN World Conference on Women.

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During a trip to the UK in the 1950s, Ms Ocloo began to develop recipes for commercial food canning.

She was also the first black person to gain a cooking diploma from the Good Housekeeping Institute in London.

 

In the same decade, she returned to Africa and set up the first food processing business in Ghana.

Esther Afua Ocloo

 

Ms Ocloo died of pneumonia in 2002 aged 82.

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