Category Archives: 50 Women of Yaa Asantewaa

#GhanaMade50: Bridgette Manful

Having grown up with two very cultured Asante parents, Bridgette was always intrigued and eager to learn more about her culture. Her father made it a point to act as though he didn’t understand English, so any conversations she and her siblings had with him had to be in Twi (their native dialect), or he …

#GhanaMades50: Brianna Agyemang

Billboard Women In Music 2020 Executive of the Year, Brianna Agyemang has made it her mission during her tenure in music to move with both purpose and kindness. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Brianna first started in the music industry through a string of internships including Bad Boy Records, Columbia Records, as well …

#GhanaMades50: Mz Dru

Mz Dru is a presenter, voice-over artist and youth empowerment advocate. After making the move to return home to Ghana from the UK nearly 3 years ago she really has made her mark. Mz Dru has worked with some prominent brands and been a brand ambassador, presented on top television and radio stations, MC’d at …

#GhanaMade50: Stacey Amma Osei Kuffor

Stacy, a Ghanaian-American, is a playwright, actress, television, and film writer with many years of experience in the creative industry.   She is a BFA graduate from NYU (major: Drama) and an MFA graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting). She struggled shortly after university to find work that suited her, as is expected for fresh graduates, …

#GhanaMades50: Izzy Obeng

Izzy Obeng is an entrepreneur and business coach leading Foundervine – a non-profit training consultancy connecting purpose-driven companies to impactful start-ups. Foundervine works in partnership with world-leading companies, government, and educational institutions to help diverse founders grow. Since 2018, Over 2,000 people have been supported by Foundervine programmes, with over 300 startups launched that included …

#GhanaMades50: Nana Agyemang

Nana Agyemang is a multimedia journalist, creative strategist and digital marketer based in New York. She graduated with an MA from Columbia University in multimedia storytelling specializing in fashion and diversity.  Her modus operandi is centred on building long-lasting brands through inspiring content. She is able to do this because of her in-depth knowledge of …

#GhanaMade50: Naa Eugenia Sakle Akuete

A former Wall Street financial analyst, Naa Sakle Akuete, is the CEO of Eu’Genia Shea, a family-owned business aimed at holistically supporting women through all-natural premium and ethically sourced Shea butter. One of the reasons why she founded this company in tandem with her mother (whom herself once owned a Shea Butter distribution network) was …

#GhanaMades50: Yaa Birago

Yaa Birago is a tech entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, mentor, Co-founder and the CEO of FemmeBnB Inc.; the first end-to-end travel solution that alleviates safety issues associated with women travel by helping them rent vacation and short-term rentals from other women. Along with ‘HerCommunity’; a unique online space powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help women …

#GhanaMades50: Ashley Owusu

Born in 2001, Ashley is already making headlines as a Ghanaian-American college women’s basketball player. She plays for the Maryland Terrapins of The Big Ten Conference, the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the USA. She plays as a shooting guard. Ashley is currently a University of Maryland student majoring in Letters and Sciences. …

#GhanaMades50: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

In 2010, British-born Ghanaian Ms Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah had a spiritual calling and moved to Ghana, West Africa, with her 4-month-old son, where she established a marketing agency named Sixth Sense which successfully won their first account with Vodafone Ghana after 2 months of being in operation. This win and successful execution was the beginning of …

#GhanaMade50: Lucy Quist

Lucy Quist is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and author of ‘The Bold New Normal.’ She is an international business leader focused on technology, transformation, and thought leadership for positive business returns. She is the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company as the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. She is a …