Juliet Bawuah, Group Head of Sports at Media General (TV3, 3FM, Onua FM, Onua TV, Connect FM, Akoma FM), has won the African Woman in Sport award at this year’s GSport Awards.
Juliet defeated South African footballer Ode Fulutudilu and Zimbabwean football administrator Violet Jubane in the competition, which took place in South Africa on Tuesday, August 31.
“It was an honor to receive the Imperial African Woman in Sport award at Friday night’s GSport Awards in South Africa. This is a victory for all African women who work hard to attain their goals in sports. Thank you to everyone who voted, especially the jury and the fans.
Honoured to have won the Imperial African Woman in Sport award at last night’s GSport Awards in 🇿🇦. This is a win for all African women in sport putting in effort to achieve their set goals. Big thanks to the jury and fans who voted @gsport4girls #gsport16 #SheOwnsHerSuccess 🇬🇭🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/MrkZSzUxdv
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) September 1, 2021
Kass Naidoo, a South African cricket presenter, launched the GSport Awards in 2006 to honour and promote African women in sport.
This year marked the 16th year of the award.
Juliet’s GSport award is the latest in a long line of accolades and nominations. It follows her recent nomination in the 2021 EMY Awards Young Achiever of the Year category.
Her other professional honors include being named to the 2020 International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Awards’ Video Short Feature Shortlist and Video Athlete Profile Shortlist. Previously, in 2019, she was the Top Ranked Entrant (Number 1 work in Africa, 7th in the World – Video Short Feature category); Finalist, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2020, Ghana), Winner, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2019, Ghana), Winner, Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA), Sports Journalist (2019), and Finalist, Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA), Sports Journalist (2019).
Juliet formerly worked at CITI FM, ETV, Metro TV, Goal, CafOnline, and Euronews’ sister channel, Africanews, before joining TV3. She also contributes to Premier League TV, LA Liga TV, the BBC, Aljazeera, and TRT in Turkey.
Juliet has received training from the Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) and is a graduate of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Ballon d’Or (Women’s Category) – Member, Voting Jury, CAF African Footballer of the Year – Member, Voting Jury, FourFourTwo Awards – Member, Voting Jury, CAF Media Expert – Member, Panel, International Sports Journalists Association (AIPS) – Member, Sports Writers Association
Juliet is the founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, the CEO of Sportted Ghana Limited, a boutique sports agency, and the former Brand & Strategy Relations Manager of Berekum Chelsea of the Ghana Premier League.