Despite being a phenomenon in the Ghanaian Corporate space, CEO of Hollard Group in Ghana, Mrs Patience E. Akyianu, has revealed that she is still submissive to her husband citing that “we try and implement Christian principles in our home.”
Speaking to Rev. Erskine on YFM’s Y Leaderboard Series, she explained that her family is built on Christianity, and as a result, over time, she and her husband have matured in their Christian faith.
According to her considering the world she’s in, she tries as much as possible to adapt to the requirements of each environment whether it be it at home or at work.
“We are a Christian family, and we try and implement Christian principles in our home. Over time, it hasn’t always been like this. We have matured in our faith.
I try to adapt to the requirements of my various environment. Home is not work, and in the home, it is very clear that my husband is the boss.
It is easy for me because just as many women wear different hats and switch a lot,it is easy for us.”
Speaking on her role at home, Mrs Patience E. Akyianu told Rev. Erskine that an understanding of what is required of her rids off any confusion on how to act where and when.
Commenting on the ease, she has when it comes to playing the role of a wife, and a leader in her workspace, the former managing director of Barclays Bank Ghana asserted that she sometimes gets surprised at how people often ask whether or not she has issues and conflicts adjusting in her role as a corporate leader and a wife.
In her opinion, family is important no matter your position in this world.
Addressing the issue of women in leadership and their role in the family, Mrs Patience E. Akyianu intimated that “I don’t know any woman who has gone to the highest level and doesn’t want a husband; there are actually a few. But most women pretend until it is too late.”
“If we all agree that we want to be married, why then do you want to do the wrong things to send away your man or disorganize your family. It is just about knowing how to adapt,” she added.