Ghanaian-American college student seeks to empower women all across the African continent
According to the World Bank, Ghana will be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2018. The information and communication technology (ICT) based jobs in Ghana, have already increased by 6.7% and are expected to grow exponentially.
At current rates, 15 to 20 million well-educated young people will enter into Africa’s labor force annually until 2030. But, on average African countries only capture 55% of their human capital, compared to the 65% global average. Moreover, there are even lower rates of female economic participation.
To tackle this issue, Diana Wilson, a young, ambitious, and incredibly passionate first-generation Ghanaian-American woman created Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W). Yaa W is named after and in the spirit of Yaa Asantewaa, a Ghanaian female heroine, Queen mother and warrior.
Yielding Accomplished African Women is Ghana’s first finance and technology accelerator for women!
How it works
It is a yearlong program in which female college students complete an intensive educational course in finance/technology, leadership development, branding and professional etiquette. The Yaa W program provides comprehensive certification courses, extensive online training software, and …read more