Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagie
She Leads Africa
She Leads Africa, a social enterprise based in Nigeria that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, Co-founders Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagie aim to provide the necessary tools to transform a business from micro-level to a global success. A key aspect of countering the issues African women face is to highlight autonomous business women to show that achievement is possible. At the young ages of 29 and 27, co-founders Afua and Yasmin are leading examples of driven, entrepreneurial women.
Afua Osei was born in the United States and went on to purse a business degree at the University of Chicago. She moved to Nigeria to achieve her dream of helping other young, business women. Yasmin Belo-Osagie grew up in Nigeria, but moved to the United States to attend Princeton University for her undergraduate degree. She returned to Nigeria to run She Leads Africa, while also working toward an MBA at Stanford University and a JD degree at Harvard Law School.
Defying stereotypes themselves, Afua and Yasmin continue their mission of cultivating an enabling environment for successful African women business owners and entrepreneurs on the continent and in the Diaspora.