Ghana’s reigning Sports Journalist of the Year, Juliet Bawuah, has moderated a panel of leading figures in sport at the World Football Summit held recently in Saudi Arabia.
Moderating the session on “Level the playing field: Tapping fan-engagement based partnerships in the Middle East & Africa region”, she hosted Cristoph Winterling (Bologna FC), Hasan Ekamah from the Confederation of African Football, Mounir Zok of N3XT Sports and Denise Menasan of Neilsen Sports.
Bawuah held her own, leading the panel to bring their varied experiences and thoughts to bear on the subject. The session was graced by other leading names in sport, who had joined thousands of others from 12-13 December for the Summit
After the Summit, Bawuah recounted her journey to finally getting to moderate at the WFS.
“Three years in the making. Finally got to moderate at the World Football Summit. After COVID disrupted my first invitation to be a moderator, and missing out on the last one due to clash of schedules (World Cup period), I eventually got the chance to sit on a panel of distinguished persons in sport – reps from CAF, Bologna FC, the well-respected Nielsen Sports and N3XT Sports.,” she posted on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JulietBawuahofficial).
She added: “Congrats to the WFS leadership on a successful event in Saudi Arabia. As Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, there are key learnings from this, which I am taking with me. Takeaway? There are no limits to what you can achieve and do.”
Respected globally, the WFS says it seeks to actively shape the football the world needs, uniting with a global community of industry professionals in a relentless drive toward a more sustainable and top-tier football landscape.
Juliet Bawuah is a multiple award-winning Ghanaian Journalist. She is the reigning Sports Journalist of the Year (Ghana Journalists Association Awards) and Sports Journalist of the Year at the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards.
She is a Presenter/Producer for Africa’s biggest sports broadcaster, SuperSport. She is a co-host on the network’s highly watched weekly sports discussion show Superpicks.
Prior to joining Supersport, she was Group Head of Sports at Media General, a leading Ghanaian media enterprise with over 8 properties in television, radio, digital and live productions.
Her extensive experience has seen her work with the football governing body, FIFA, at two World Cups, in various capacities including match day media coordination and pitch side interviews for host broadcasters and global feeds. She is also a CAF Match Day Media Officer. Bawuah is a go-to correspondent for dozens of leading global media brands including the BBC, DW, Premier League TV, Aljazeera, TRT World and France 24.
Bawuah consults for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) across a number of competitions and initiatives. She is a two-time finalist of The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Awards and also Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit.