Portia Dery is the first Ghanaian to win the Golden Baobab literature Prize for Picture Book in 2014 with Her story ‘Grandma’s list” .
She a Community Development officer with the Department of Community Development and Social welfare in A rural district.
In 2013, Portia dared to turn her passion for reading and writing into social venture called the African Youth Writers Organization(AYWO)www.aywo.org) which designs innovative literacy solutions/programs to improve literacy skills of young people from low-income communities.
Portia is also a 2016 Mandela Washington fellow
She enjoys bird watching and gardening.