2016 VPS Recipient, Vickie Remoe

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Vickie Remoe is a PR and New Media Communications Specialist with 7 years of professional experience in business development and marketing. She is a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar with a B.A. Degree in Political Science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She also holds an M.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.   


Prior to obtaining a Journalism degree, she was executive producer of her own eponymous television program in Sierra Leone, the first independently produced television series of its kind. In the show’s 4-year run, she covered human interest, arts, and cultural stories in Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. In January 2010, she joined the Presidential media team for coverage of the 14th African Union Summit on “Information and Communication Technology in Africa” held in Addis Ababa. 

She moved to Ghana in 2012 from New York City where she is currently a creative consultant in charge of all branding and communications at Printex, Kalyppo, The Seed Funds Savings & Loans Company, and Frutelli. Her past clients include Sierra Leone Bottling Company, Addax Bionenergy SL Ltd., Airtel SL Ltd, and Access Point Africa. She is a sought-after speaker on the media in Africa. 


She served as panelist at the 2011 Wharton African Business Conference, 2012 Harvard Africa Business Conference, and 2012 New York Forum Africa Dialogue for Women in Gabon. In 2012 she won the Green White and Blue Commission Award for contributions to Sierra Leone Arts & Culture. That same year Content Link Online selected Remoe as one of 20 Must-Follow Women talking about the Diaspora and Social Good. Remoe is the publisher and Editor-In-Chief of GoWoman Magazine, an online and print publication she founded in 2012. She was one of two creative entrepreneurs selected as the face of Deutsche Welle’s Africa Link ‘What’s Moving Africa‘ series in 2014.  She lives in Accra, Ghana and enjoys traveling to distant lands for delicious food.