#TEDxAccra2015 Speakers: Mansa Ayisi-Okyere Profiled

Mansa Ayisi-OkyereMansa Ayisi-Okyere is the Executive Secretary for African Entrepreneurs Hub. A non-profit organisation she’s helped build from conception, with a focus on encouraging youth entrepreneurship.

At the age of 21, Mansa founded her first company and subsequently, has gone on to build a reputation as skillful professional with exceptional abilities in business development and fundraising.

‘I am a firm believer in the power of entrepreneurship. I see it as the vehicle to drive development in Africa. If we teach our youth to value entrepreneurship and integrity I believe a lot of our societal gripes will be resolved.’

Mansa is married with 3 children.

Why should you listen to her talk?

Did you know that 75% of Ghana’s population fall within the youth bracket? And that of these 60% are unemployed? The consequences of youth unemployment cannot be underestimated. The Arab spring is a good indication of what happens when unemployment goes unchecked in a largely youth dominated populace. Youth unemployment is a time bomb waiting to explode and we must do something. I believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment. If better supported, this is a way to address our developmental hiccups.

 

Mansa favourite quote: The decisions we make now must count as solid blocks for the future. Make a difference every day!

 

Reach Mansa on Social Media via:

Facebook: aehub

Twitter: @ae_hub

Website: www.aehub.org

Email: mansa@aehub.org

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TEDxAccra 2015 comes off on Saturday 11th April, 2015 at the National Theatre in Accra.

Get to meet and network with Mansa. Register to attend TEDxAccra 2015 here: www.tedxaccra.org

Follow the talks, leave your questions for Mansa via the following media and have her answer them live.

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