Actress Yvonne Nelson has revealed one of the biggest the telecommunication networks in Ghana rejected her for an advert immediately she revealed she was pregnant.
Women in the arts industry all over the world face various challenges in their bid to rise to the top of their game and women in Ghana are not left out. From cyber bullying to name calling and body shaming, the Ghanaian woman in the arts industry is faced with rising obstacles which sometimes make it difficult for some to realize their dreams.
According to the movie producer and director, she revealed the biggest challenge a woman may face yet by detailing how her contract with an unnamed telecommunication was abrogated simply because she was pregnant.
Yvonne Nelson who was with broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah, Grammy nominee Deborah Cox and Naa Ashorkor as panelist for this years Women In Arts Panel Session discussing issues women face in their various profession said the action of the telecommunication brought her down emotionally.
A lady from one of the biggest telecommunication called me and wanted to put me on a project, what shocked me was when I told her I was pregnant.
She quickly told me it’s rather unfortunate but she will get back to me. Since then, I have not heard from them.
The panel discussion featured the women speaking on the business aspect of the industry, managing your image, handling work in a male-dominated industry, and finding your purpose.
The invitation-only event included several female professionals in the arts and entertainment industry. Aspiring artists are also encouraged to join the conversation and a few seats will be reserved for them to engage in the conversation.