Women we admire: Afua Osei

Afua Osei is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women.

She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of smart, ambitious African women.

Afua started SLA with Yasmin Belo-Osagie, a colleague from McKinsey & Company and the two have since been named by Forbes Africa as 2 of the youngest power women in Africa (2014).

Afua was also named by Ventures Africa as one of the top 25 African innovators to watch (2016) and one of the 30 Quartz Africa innovators in 2017. Afua has been all over the world with her career serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia, working in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, and working on more than 6 different political campaigns as a communications consultant. She moved to Nigeria in 2013 to serve as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising large corporations and multinationals across Africa.

Afua completed a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, studied international management at the London School of Economics, and graduated cum laude from Allegheny College.

Source: LinkedIn profile.

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