African Women in Technology; AFUA OSEI Features on the 13th Episode of Building the Future Podcast
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