Seattle Event: June 4th, Meet an alum helping African women lead

Join us for an evening with Ashesi alum Yawa Hansen-Quao, ’07. At Ashesi, Yawa made history as the first ever female student government president in Ghana. After graduating, she founded organizations that mentor hundreds of women and girls, and has worked with the UN to develop leadership skills in women across Africa. Yawa will discuss her work to fill Africa’s leadership pipelines with socially conscious African women leaders.


Bringing African women to every leadership table: Yawa Hansen-Quao

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Medina residence. Light food and drinks will be served.   

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About Yawa
Yawa Hansen-Quao is passionate about helping women and girls improve their lives through leadership and personal development training. As Founding Director at Leading Ladies’ Network, Yawa prepares women to occupy seats at every leadership table including businesses, government, and civil society. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, Yawa serves on the Global Shapers Foundation Board and is a member of the African Leadership Network. Yawa also serves as a leadership consultant to UN Women helping to develop leadership curricula to enhance the capacity of women leaders in East and Southern Africa. In 2014, she joined Ashesi University’s Board of Directors.

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About Ashesi
Since 2002, the mission of Ashesi University is to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Ashesi is a world-class 4 year university with majors in computer science, MIS, and business. In fall 2015, we will launch our new engineering major. Ashesi’s 600+ graduates have a 100% placement rate, and 90% stay in Africa where they create innovative solutions, grow local businesses, and improve lives on a national and regional scale.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact 545-6988