She is a writer, trainer, entrepreneur, world traveler and philanthropist. Our 20th speaker is Princess Umul Hatiyya Ibrahim Mahama. Princess has a background in Real Estate, Finance, Project Management and Design. She has a passion to inspire and challenge others to defy the status quo and live their dreams.
Due to this passion, drive and tremendous courage, Princess featured in the 2014 edition of “100 People Doing Extraordinary Things List’ by ndoherty.com. Princess is also a modern ‘Marco Polo’. She is currently on a mission to visit every country in the world.
To date she has been to 36 countries on 5 continents, scaling the Great Wall of China, attempting fear defying stunts like bungee jumping in New Zealand among many other adventures. Princess is the author of the bestselling book The Mad Duck. She founded the PUH Foundation, an educational charity with a focus on building a first-class Africa, one classroom at a time. Princess also cycles and runs marathons for charity.
Why you should listen to her talk:
I am like a mixed Valencian Paella, a variety of ingredients all in one dish. In me you will find the artistic streak of Sir Christopher Wren, the knowledge, curiosity, and discipline of Benjamin Franklin, the adventurous nature of Marco Polo, and the unconventional style of Sir Richard Branson. My travels around the world have further confirmed to me that ‘Your dreams can come true if you have the courage, drive, and determination to reach for them’ Princess Umul Hatiyya. I am pro Africa, I know that as a people, we are capable of moving our continent forward. However we can only do this with the right mind set. I will inspire and challenge you to pursue your dreams and contribute to the development of our continent Africa.
Princess’ favourite quote: ‘Anyone who says starting and running a business is a breeze is either sleep walking or dead’.
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TEDxAccra 2015 comes off on Saturday 11th April, 2015 at the National Theatre in Accra.
Follow the talks, leave your questions for Princess Mahama via the following media and have her answer them live.
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