My Story of Inspiration
" I was born into a family which believes in making the best of its best! I remember vividly how my dad will always remind me of the popular quote, "doubts and faith are the two states of mind - I should choose faith and believe in myself."
This served as a daily motivation to change my mind and reposition myself at the best of Judith Simons at any moment. I studied hard and always emerged the best student in my class from primary school until I graduated university as the Valedictorian for the Department of Finance from University of Cape Coast, Ghana. My academic excellence and personality earned me much admiration from my lecturers and colleagues. I knew from that very moment that God had not only given me the bright mind to be in my "corner" but to be the creator of impact and to create the spectacular moments of enormous benefits to my environment. However, the issue was how I was going to make this vision actualized. To be honest, I had no idea how to turn that dream into a reality or how to begin it.
The response to my prayer came in early 2020 when I got a newsletter from Yielding Accomplished African Women (YAA W). I remembered submitted an application to YAA. W in 2018 but never actually followed up. This time, after scanning the newsletter, I was more than convinced it was the right place I expected. I responded directly to the email indicating my interest in participating in this noble organization.
My acceptance into the organisation, the training for Our Girls Our Future 2020 plus my role of heading the alumnae board have been revelatory, divine and rewarding. YAA W has taught me a lot about being confident, proactive, determined, empowered, and mentored me on overall leadership and teamwork approaches in the best positive way.
Joining YAA W was my timely intervention! Going directly from university to one of the biggest global companies, I needed that targeted and professional coaching platform. Thanks to YAA W, I have been able to greatly improve my business acumen, my team spirit, my technical skills and have a brave and authentic voice to better manage the diversity of my environment. I have been challenged to always go the extra mile and I see this manifests daily at work.
I want to inspire the lady who reads this straight away that, don't be intimidated by what you don't know. This may be your greatest strength. You can be that great woman when you get up and take that bold step. Do it now and even if you are SCARED! With a little faith!!"- Judith Weabo Hooper Simons
At Yielding Accomplished African Women, we give young African women the opportunity to learn and soar high and higher. Helping African Women birth and nurture their dreams to become the BEST of YOU is why YAA W exists.
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Build the first fully integrated online learning and recruitment platform just for women
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