Dotun’s Building the Future Podcast 13th Episode Features Afua Osei One of the Proud African Women in technology, She’s the Co-Founder of She Leads Africa (SLA).

She Leads Africa is a Platform that helps young African women achieve their professional goals with engaging online content and pan-African events.

Her entrepreneurial journey has been quite interesting: From working in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama and working in other political campaigns to consulting for Mckinsey in Lagos and finally started SLA with a fellow McKinsey consultant, Yasmin Belo-Osagie.  Through it all, Afua has always been interested in jobs that allow her work with women.

From this episode, you’ll learn:

  • More about Afua’s work with Michelle Obama and how her experience working with the First Lady shaped her views on branding and communications.
  • How business school opened her mind to the opportunities that abound outside of politics
  • The ‘aha’ moment for SLA and why SLA is focused on African women instead of the entire African population.
  • Why the first iteration of SLA was not successful, how SLA v2 came to fruition with help from her co-founder, Yasmin
  • The science behind approaching potential sponsors and partners. Afua doesn’t reach out to sponsors and hope one of them takes the bait.
  • How SLA makes money

And more