THE VOICE OF THE GHANAIAN DIASPORA

#GhanaMades50: Laila-Jean Washington

Laila-Jean Washington is a Content Creator and entrepreneur based in London. She is  passionate about natural  hair and organic skincare. She believes in the efficacious power of nature to heal, nourish and restore which has moved her to start our own handcrafted natural products business in 2018, called Wild Seed Botanicals which is rooted and …

#GhanaMades50: Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more ethical and inclusive technology. Her TED Featured Talk on algorithmic bias has over 1 million views. Her MIT thesis methodology uncovered large racial …

#GhanaMades50: Heather Afriyie

Heather Akua Owusua Afriyie is a vibrant and outgoing young woman from Chicago, Illinois. As the oldest of 4 children, she has always striven to be an enriching role model. She has a master degree in healthcare administration from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Heather has always had a strong desire to improve the healthcare infrastructure …

#GhanaMades50: Blachaz3

Blachaz3 (pronounced Black Haze) is a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur based in the United States. Blachaz3 graduated from Fordham University with her Master’s in International Social Work with a focus on Social Justice and Leadership. While in school, she focused on developing her skills as a creative, public speaker, and businesswomen so that she could merge …

#GhanaMades50: Gloria Mensah

Gloria Mensah is an Ghanaian-American with an appetite for digital marketing, branding and project management within the luxury beauty and fashion sectors. She obtained her masters in Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in France. She works as a digital marketer, producer and project manager for many brands such as Elizabeth Arden, bareMinerals and …

#GhanaMades50: Gina Obeng

Gina Obeng is a London Based Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer. Gina’s fitness journey started in 2013 and since then she has been able to transform her life mentally and physically which has enabled her to help a significant amount of people do the same.  Through her fitness journey Gina has been open by sharing …

#GhanaMades50: Gifty Boakye

Gifty Boakye is a Ghanaian-American model and entrepreneur. Her interests in modelling started when she turned 16. Since then she has witnessed events such as the The Moncler 2011 FW Fashion Presentation. She attended St. John’s University where she graduated from in 2017. She launched her own clothing and beauty endeavour NVTIVE Shop in 2016. …

#GhanaMades50: Esther Twenefour

Esther Twenefour popularly known as Queen Haddassah is a London based professional makeup artist. Esther is also no stranger to the YouTube world as she has used this platform to channel her skills and precision when it comes to enhancing the beauty of a woman through a flawless makeup application.  Majority of Esther’s clients have …

#GhanaMades50: Elaine Amankwah Nietmann

Elaine immigrated at a young age from Ghana to the United States. She immediately fell in love with the country as she experienced the beautiful scenery and the diverse people in her new surroundings. Elaine was quickly attracted to the numerous opportunities that abound in the United States. Her family had a great start to life …

#GhanaMades50: Dora Owusu

Dora’s stunning looks have helped her to become a full time, working model who occasionally has to ask her college professors if she can take a test early because she has to get to the set on time. Dora has been featured in campaigns for CoverGirl, Sephora, Artist Couture, Anastasia Beverly Hills as well as an advertorial …

#GhanaMades50: Diana Wilson

Diana Wilson is a highly successful young social entrepreneur, marketing strategist at Google, activist and global speaker. She was recognized as the ‘Next Black Female Mark Zuckerberg’ via Face2Face Africa. She has gone viral for her achievements via MTV and LinkedIn. Recently, Diana has created Yielding Accomplished African Women: West Africa’s first finance & technology …

GhanaMades50: Dee Poku Spalding

Dee Poku-Spalding is an entrepreneur, community builder and women’s advocate. She was born in the UK and raised between London and Accra. She is the Founder and CEO of WIE, an influential membership network and platform for women leaders. It began back in 2010 as the WIE Symposium – one of the early modern women’s …