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Juliet Asante
Juliet Asante is an Executive with over 13 years of experience as a successful Entrepreneur in both the private and nonprofit sector on multiple continents with extensive experience in Management, Product design and development, sales, consumer, client relationship and fundraising. Her honors include: The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Next Generation Awards’ (2009); The ‘World of A Difference 100 Most Impactful Women’ by the Alliance for Women (TIAW) (2009); Ghana’s Assoc. of Women Entrepreneur leaders (2009); Best Actress Award of Ghana (2009).

She is a Harvard Kennedy School graduate and an Aspen fellow. Her time is spent mainly as a Media Entrepreneur and in Women empowering and mentoring around Africa. She is the President of Assegai, the holding company of Eagle Productions ltd with operation in the USA, Ghana and South Africa. She is also the founder of Save Our Women International, the Eagle Women Empowerment Club and the Voice Off Africa Forum. As a think-tank member of the Africa business Women’s Network, the network impacts over 23,000 women in Six African Countries. She has given talks on the importance of using media to close gender gaps and spread knowledge in developing countries. As a film director, she has written, produced and directed some of the longest running and successful shows on Ghana television.

Entries by Juliet Asante

Film Festivals That Push Creative Renaissance

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 5:22 AM

The Blackstar International Film Festival is a renaissance in the development of the content industries of Africa. It is about bringing attention to shaping the "stories" of the Ghanaian industry and to the larger African experience; it is about growing audiences through...

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An international film festival hits Ghana - BSIFF

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 1:28 AM

Let us just focus on the four key things that a healthy film industry brings to a country...

Film is a cultural diplomacy tool.

Look around you and see all the cultural arms of the various embassies operating in Ghana and in...

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Why Are You Wasting Your Time in the Classroom?

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:31 AM

Why is it that whenever you become conscious of something, suddenly you can see it, smell it, taste it and feel it everywhere? A beautiful quote in my local dialect in Ghana, implies that if one thinks of a person and they...

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Why Education Prepares us to Fail

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 5:16 PM


About five years ago, I made a decision to spend more time outside my home country. A number of things had culminated into this decision. Feeling burnt out and alarmed, I packed my bags and with my daughter, took a sabbatical so to...

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As Greece Struggles to Remain in the Eurozone, What Lessons Can Ghana Take

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 6:33 AM

Sunday through into Monday morning, Euro zone officials sat down for seventeen (17 hours), to demand measures necessary for Greece's request for over 96,billion bailout; mind you, this is after two bailouts already, totaling 266billion. On Monday, an agreement had been reached for a third bailout. Albeit with some heavy...

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Do Men Make Better Friends Than Women?

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 12:38 PM


This is a subject I have flirted with for decades. Growing up, I was considered a tomboy who enjoyed the company of my male friends more than my female friends. Somehow, this has translated into me having more genuine male friends as an...

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The Mind of a Generation -- Why Christmas Day Was Such a Sad Day for Me!

(5) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 1:53 PM


To some degree, it was the normal thing to do on a Christmas day. I had first seen the advert of INTO THE WOODS a couple of months back and had promised my daughter we would see it on the first day of...

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Creativity vs. Commonsense: The Entrepreneur's Challenge and the Filmmaker's Nightmare

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:25 AM


The past few weeks have taken me on a roller coaster ride that has been intriguing, exciting and the most terrifying. I promised in my last article to keep you in the loop as I shot my movie Silver Rain, with the lessons...

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How Does a Film Industry in Nigeria Still Break All the Rules?

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:21 PM

I am a gal torn between two worlds! Literally! Last week, I was at the Sundance gala in NYC that honored Glenn Close. The theme of the gala was 'Here comes the sun!' I stood inches from her as she posed for her pictures and got the opportunity to take...

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The United States Should Be Very Afraid of Ghana

(4) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 6:25 PM

There are many things that make me proud to be a Ghanaian; don't get me started! And don't get me wrong; there are many things I wish I could kick the behind of my country to do better and I continue to hope we will eventually catch on, but one...

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Is Creating Economic Opportunity for Women a Lie? Why This Egg Is Going Bad Fast!

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:56 AM

The phrase, 'economic opportunity for women' keeps coming up, to the point where it is beginning to sound cliché. I actually know a few who mentally roll their eyes when the phrase comes up! I can't say that I blame them, when the phrase is thrown here and there only...

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The One Thing You Must Do Before You Die: Be an Entrepreneur

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 4:59 AM

There is a line in one of Ludacris' song that I really like: "What is a life worth living if it's not on the edge? Why go through life only to arrive at death safely?"

If you share this feeling, come along with me! Why? Because one of the craziest...

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Lessons From an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Key developments in my life lately have given me pause to explore some important lessons I have picked up along the way and to reflect on my ability to learn! I ask myself often how come I keep repeating the same mistakes! I am not unique in this deficiency though...

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Stepping Out Gracefully, Without Stepping in It -- How About Mandela?

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:04 PM

Stepping out gracefully, without stepping in was one of the themes at the Aspen gathering this year. I remember sitting in the room and taking it all in. I was transported to my own life and struggles. Personally, I worry about the things I have managed to start and how...

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What Does It Mean to Be a 'Girly' Feminist? Can a Woman Be Macho and Feminine?

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 2:35 PM


In a recent feature on BBC radio, opinions were sought on Natalie Portman's recent comments in a magazine feature, in which she challenges the image of the MACHO FEMINIST and makes a differentiation between being macho and being a feminist. This immediately...

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Why You Need Grit, and Then Some: The One Thing Standing in the Way of Your Success

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 12:00 AM

I spent my week with How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough. I do think every parent should read this book. It was recommended to me by the principal of my daughter's school. I am definitely glad HE read it.

A concept in the book sticks with me. In identifying and...

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If Walls Could Talk: Tears From Birmingham Jail

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 1:29 AM

Martin Luther King trembles with tears in his eyes, heart heavy and pounding, blood rushing through veins that stand out on his forehead, lips go dry as the river of sadness flows deep into the well of disappointment... this is the moment when a person feels most alone. When you...

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3 Important Steps to Mastering the African Terrain as an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 9:27 PM

This article is a continuation of a previous article. In that article, I focused on the languages of Africa, the profile of the population, and the trade agreements that may be helpful to an entrepreneur. In this piece we will focus on some softer elements. As an entrepreneur...

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4 Important Tips for Navigating Africa as an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 12:00 PM

I am not a Jill of all trades. I am a mistress of one; Entrepreneurship. Through this lens, I form my vision of the world. A world that is informed firstly my Africa... and then the rest.

I often times question the folly of my decision to remain an...

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Lessons From Lincoln the Man...

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 1:54 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting Sally Field, just when she had come off the shoot of Lincoln. Then I started to hear about Daniel Day Lewis' magnificent portrayal of the man. Of his achievement of voice similarity, posture etc. Sadly, I missed it at the theaters'. I consequently filed...

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