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Don’t be tied down by family distractions – Akua Maafo-Dosoo charges women

Akua Maafo-Dosoo, the C.E.O of Listening Bureau, a real estate brokerage and facility management company under The LB Group, believes women can be successful professionals as well as good mothers and wives.

Akua Maafo-Dosoo

She made this known in a chat with the press on the sidelines at the Ghana Property Awards in Accra on November 25, 2023 after the Listening Bureau was adjudged the Most Trusted Luxury Real Estate Broker.

Mrs. Maafo-Dosoo recounted how she juggled the demands and responsibilities of leading a fast-growing brand in a male dominated sector and managing her home as a mother and wife.

“Throughout this journey I have had to juggle my role as a corporate woman in real estate, a mother and a wife. I have been deliberate to ensure I do my best in all these roles.”

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“Today, I came here with my daughter to pick this award and I remember the countless times when she was only a month old. She would be with me at the site under safety conditions as I worked hard on key deliverables that required me to be there.”

Despite the responsibilities, Mrs. Maafo-Dosoo, a Facilities Management Professional (FMP) charged women to be “masters of this game.”

“I want to encourage all women in the real estate and construction industry that yes, we can do it. We can be women in construction and real estate, as well as good mothers and good wives. We must sacrifice our all to ensure none of these roles suffers or lags behind. We must be masters of this game.”

"We must master the game as real estate players and we must also master the game as great mothers and wives. There could not be a better impact as women than having great accomplishments in the male dominated industry yet also being the force that holds the home."

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Under her leadership, the company has evolved from a real estate brokerage firm to a fully-fledged facility management company that provides services to top-end clients, including the Accra Metropolitan Assembly HQ – City Hall; Global Haulage Office Complex; and various commercial facilities in Accra. The Listening Bureau birthed and managed the concept of the Community 25 Mall, located at Dawhenya, which was then intended to be marketed as individual shops.

Listening Bureau is a registered and active member of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA). Formed in 2011, they’re in the process of becoming an ISO 9001 International Standard Certified organization.

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