Woman crush Wednesday: Why we love Afua Osei
Our woman crush this Wednesday is Afua Osei.
Afua Osei is an entrepreneur, investor and public speaker who co-founded the popular ,She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women also a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams.
Born in Washington, DC, Afua Osei spent her formative years in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Osei graduated from Allegheny
with degrees in Political Science and was the first student to design major in Black Studies. She received the Faculty Prize for the Best Interdisciplinary Senior Thesis and the Ray Smock Political Science Prize for promise in local and state politics.
In 2013, she graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy Studies with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy.
After graduating from college, Osei participated in the Campaign Corps Fellowship, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia and also served in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama.
After business school, Osei moved to Lagos, Nigeria to serve as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company providing strategy and operations expertise to clients in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and the United States.
In 2014, Osei co-founded She Leads Africa, a “community for smart ambitious young African women,” with Yasmin Belo-Osagie.
She Leads Africa has been featured in several international publications including The Financial Times,CNN, and lots more
Afua Osei has been recognized by Forbes Africa as one of the youngest power women in Africa (2014), she was named by Ventures Africa as one of the top 25 African innovators to watch in 2016 and one of the 30 Quartz Africa innovators in 2017.
She has been a featured speaker at TEDxEuston in London, G20 Africa Partnership Conference in Germany, Essence Festival Durban in South Africa, and Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference in the UK.
We celebrate a wonderful achiever, Afua Osei as our woman crush Wednesday.