Yasmin Belo-Osagie was born in Boston United States of America but grew up in Nigeria. Yasmin attended a boarding school in England before graduating from Princeton University USA. She also attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London.
Belo-Osagie is also pursuing a joint JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has worked at McKinsey & Co for 2 years as a consultant where she focused on developing multi-year growth strategies for large organizations. McKinsey & Company is the trusted advisor and counselor to many of the world's most influential businesses and institutions.
In 2013, Yasmin Belo-Osagie cofounded She Leads Africa which has helped to nurture hundreds of aspiring, ambitious female entrepreneurs, with support from companies including Intel, Guaranty Trust Bank, Huawei, and Etisalat. She leads the events and offline programming team. She Leads Africa (SLA) is a women’s social enterprise based in Nigeria that seeks to address challenges women on the continent face in creating, growing, and sustaining their businesses and professional services. SLA provides online platform, offering articles and materials on business advice, which is specifically tailored to entrepreneurship on the continent.
Her vision to see African women excel in their businesses did not just end with cofounding SLA. In 2015, Belo-Osagie took five female entrepreneurs to China to meet with successful women entrepreneurs and China-based investors interested in Africa.
She has also hosted versions of her professional boot camp, the SheHive , in Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa, and other cities.
In 2016, Yasmin was nominated as one of the Fast Company’s most creative people in business, along with 99 other people. She was chosen because of her role in developing female entrepreneurs.
Why TechHer loves her:
Belo-Osagie's vision is to turn Africa into a digital destination full of career-driven “Motherland Moguls". This is in line with She Leads Africa's vision which is to become the #1 digital destination for smart and ambitious young African women.
Her three key advice which are ensuring that one's to-do lists have deadlines, delegating tasks and having someone who keeps you accountable are major headers in building successful businesses. As tech savy people, we also believe that if these are applied to tech ideas; growth will be inevitable.
Belo-Osagie’s dreams are continent-sized, but with thousands of women in her sphere, we have no doubt she’s going to help women entrepreneurs not just in Africa but globally. We truly support her, why shouldn't we?
Dr. Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso is a graduate of Biochemical sciences, a senior program officer in the maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Team of the Family health Division in Ghana.
Dr Nana is a public health and preventive medicine physician, who is zealous about finding systematic solutions to complex problems. She has an M.P.H degree in Health Policy & Management at Emory University School Public Health, Atlanta, and an M.D degree at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Her experience in public health policy, strategy, program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and research at local, national and global levels has spanned over a period of 15 years.
Presently she is the founder of an organization (MAZA); a social enterprise which makes available affordable and reliable transportation for health emergencies in the local parts of Ghana.
Early this year it was recorded that she also helped in keeping track and developing of restoration of safe essential health services in various health facilities during the Ebola outbreak waned in Liberia. As a medical doctor, her impact was a great deal. MAZA is used as a medium to help the less privileged in Ghana concerning their health and easy access to transportation.
She also :
. • Conceptualized, designed, developed and managed a grant portfolio across the continuum of care from the community to the hospital to improve MNCH outcomes at scale in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Portfolio > US $100 million.
• Led the development and execution of a strategy to apply CQI approaches to improving intrapartum and immediate postpartum care delivery and outcomes across multiple initiatives in the MNCH department.
• Co-led a cross-departmental initiative to address structural barriers to adolescent reproductive health, nutrition and empowerment through evidence generation, strategy development and grant shaping.
• Advised internal colleagues on context-relevant strategies and project designs to better achieve large-scale behavior change and population-level impact including the development of a demand generation strategy for the Integrated Delivery team
In 2015, She was the main team leader that saw to the design, use and supervision of CQi projects in Ghana, Malawi and south Africa that were focused on MNCH and HIV/Aids.
• She led a large-scale CQI project to reduce child mortality in Ghana through systems and process improvements in service delivery for MNCH in partnership with the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the two largest health service delivery agencies of the Ministry of Health (MOH).
• Nana trained, coached and mentored the project’s technical staff, front-line health care providers and their managers and leaders at district and regional levels in CQI methods on an ongoing basis for improved health system performance.
• She built and nurtured strategic and technical relationships with NCHS, GHS, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders in MNCH and quality improvement in Ghana and other African countries.
She has done projects concerning the well are of children across Africa and even outside Africa and so many others.
• Developed and led a start-up initiative to control soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in young children in Africa, Asia and Latin America through regular mass de-worming, hygiene education and environmental sanitation.
• Established an advisory committee of technical experts from around the world and collaborated with them to design, execute, monitor and improve the program over time.
• Built collaborative relationships with MOHs, Johnson & Johnson, UNICEF, WHO, World Food Programme (WFP), and NGOs to promote and advocate for a broad-based, multi-sectoral approach to STH control.
Also she has engaged in helping the younger generations in school whom are interested in medical careers by advising and coaching them.
She has assisted undergraduate students to yield a good future in Universities such as Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Why TechHer Loves Her :
She has made herself outstanding and district through her works and for this we commend her greatly.She has been a coach, adviser and also a mentor to so many people. She has achieved great works and put herself out there. She is a true leader and a strong influencer on many.