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Yawa Hansen-Quao, Founder

Yawa holds a Masters degree in Gender, Peace & Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center; an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University College, Honors in Entrepreneurship and New Product Development from American University of Rome, Italy; and a Certificate in Radio and Television Presentation from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Yawa is also a Protocol School of Washington certified Corporate Etiquette & Interntional Protocol Consultant. In 2012, Yawa published her first book Daughters of Zelophehad.

Yawa is a member of the African Leadership Network. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community, Yawa serves on the Global Shapers Foundation Board as well as the Board of Directors for Ashesi University College. 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.



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