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.


Help African Women like Judith to realize their potentials and to become BEST of themselves by donating today. You can also leverage your influence to change the lives of many young African women following the below:

  • Give for HER - Go to our website and donate any amount to be a friend of YAA W.

  • Spread the word - Make the most of your investment in African women by participating in our campaign and reporting using our models. Here is the document that contains all you need to be a part of the campaign

  • Send us a video showing why you support our organization's mission and encourage others to join in. The video can be uploaded here.

  • Sponsor a Girl - No African woman should be denied the opportunity to learn and elevate herself here. Team up with us to sponsor a girl for a year and give her $250 so she can fulfil her dreams. You have the option to spread this by donating $20 monthly.

All of the donations go toward supporting the next set of African women in the technology and finance talent accelerator at Yield Accomplished African Women. All donations are tax deductible!



What will my donation be used for??

Your donation will help us in 2021 to:

  • Build the first fully integrated online learning and recruitment platform just for women

  • Expand our Professional STEM sorority chapter into another 20 universities.

  • Train and certify 10k women through our world-class conferences and talent accelerators.

  • Reach 6 more countries and 20 more markets within Africa

  • Employ continent-wide staff to propel our work.



Please do not hesitate to reach us here on any additional questions or additional information required.

Thank you for your great support and always remember “With education and professional development, we create economic and social opportunities that change lives”

The Future is African & Female! Invest in the Future Today!!


#yaashewill #africanwomen #womenempowerment #giveforher #Friendraiser


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My Story of Inspiration


“In Junior High I was one of the top four students in my class. Interestingly enough, all four students were girls and together we were the best of friends. All teachers liked us a lot. However our colleagues started disliking us because of our success. The boys in our class started spreading false rumors about us. They said we were having affairs with our teachers and that was why the teachers gave us preferential treatment. But that was a lie. How is it possible that all four girls had affairs with the same teachers including the female teachers we had? Nevertheless, as a group of smart and beautiful girls we promised to stick together and never give up or fall victim to their rumors until we completed Junior High with the optimum grades.

However, when I entered Senior High I faced my second challenge and this challenge has followed me til today. The pyramid that had girls on top in junior high, had turned upside down. I started noticing that many girls were shy and did not endeavor to be the best. But they left the competition to the boys to fight for. I refused to be in that category so I decided to work even harder in order to be selected as a member of the prestigious Science and Math team. This was a group recognized as having the most intelligent students who represented the school in science and math competitions. At my school, our team only had male members. But when the list came out for the next batch of students to join the team, I was one of them. I was the first female. Ever since I joined, it empowered other girls from subsequent years to apply and make it into the team.

Nonetheless, I encountered the same problem in my engineering class when I started college. The boys were the only students asking questions and making attempts to answer the professor’s questions. They had a lot of zeal and passion, as if their life depended on it. It was to the point that I gave up trying to match them. I was scared. I started to believe that boys were just more intelligent. For two years I lived under this pyramid until I heard of Yielding Accomplished African Women (YAA W). Yaa W pushed me to find myself again. This program has empowered me to be more than best. It has taught me how to live in a male dominated world. I can now say, I am climbing my way back to the top of the pyramid.” - Juliet Abdul-Aziz


At Yielding Accomplished African Women, we operate in the vision that, "No African woman should be denied the opportunity to learn and soar. " Statistically women make up half of the world's working-age population. Our economies would suffer if half of its working-age population are not able to bring out their full potentials.


In just 2 years, we have trained 2,508 young African women. Our goal is to reach 30,000 women by 2030.


Join us today to change make this target a reality! Give today and give here. Also, you can join the campaign and get more people to share in the vision following the below directions:

  • Give for HER - Go to our website and donate any amount to be a friend of Yaa W.

  • Spread the word - Make the most of your investment in African women by participating in our campaign and reporting using our models. Here is the document that contains all you need to be a part of the campaign

  • Send us a video showing why you support our organization's mission and encourage others to join in. The video can be uploaded here.

  • Sponsor a Girl - No African woman should be denied the opportunity to learn and elevate herself here. Team up with us to sponsor a girl for a year and give her $250 so she can fulfill her dreams. You have the option to spread this by donating $20 monthly.

All of the donations go toward supporting the next set of African women in the technology and finance talent accelerator at Yield Accomplished African Women. All donations are tax deductible!


What will my donation be used for??

Your donation will go far in 2021 to:

  • Build the first fully integrated online learning and recruitment platform just for women

  • Expand our Professional STEM sorority chapter into another 20 universities.

  • Train and certify 10k women through our world-class conferences and talent accelerators.

  • Reach 6 more countries and 20 more markets within Africa

  • Employ continent-wide staff to propel our work.

  • Please let us know if you have additional questions or if additional information is needed.


Thank you for your great support and "together, let's create the lasting impression"

The Future is African & Female! Invest in the Future Today!!


#yaashewill #africanwomen #womenempowerment #giveforher #Friendraiser


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My Story of Inspiration



"I remember when I attended the Women In Machine Learning Conference organized by Yielding Accomplished African Women (YAA.W), I initially felt quite intimidated because my background was quite unconventional. Almost everyone around me was either working or schooling in the tech or finance fields and I was just coming from medical school. I was so glad when I met a fellow participant who was a clothing designer! Tech and finance is everywhere!

I am so glad for the diversity YAA.W created by bringing women from various backgrounds -as long as you could demonstrate the desire to learn, put in the effort and effectively completed the prerequisite and the in-house assignments. I have always made the effort to work with the intense curiosity I have for Information Technology (it's been from childhood) even though I am in medical school now. I have participated in various IT competitions and bootcamps. I yearn to work at the intersections of Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare.

Prior to meeting YAA.W, I was having a difficult time finding my feet. In fact, I had very little idea as to what Machine Learning was and applying to the conference was one of the best decisions I have ever made. YAA.W had been the springboard for my career and my path is now clearly carved out before me. Not only that, YAA.W taught me about confidence and leadership. Leadership is not about being at the front, leadership is your service, and the positive impact you make, even when no one is applauding. There were gifts and talents within me that I wasn't sure I had, now through YAA.W and the roles I am privileged to play in the organization, I see them being nurtured day by day.

I have become more conscious of how I behave and how I spend my time, making sure that it gets me closer to my goals, and it enables me to reach out and help a sister as I move. We pull one another along as we fulfill our mission. That's the YAA.W way. I want to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who has supported YAA.W's vision. You are changing lives in both tangible and imperceptible ways.

Now What? Now, We Move!" - Paulina Boadiwaa Mensah


At Yielding Accomplished African Women, we are committed to developing young African women holistically by providing them with professional tool-kits needed for them to succeed in the space of Technology and Finance such as technical training in finance and technology, entrepreneurial skills, personal branding and leadership development.

It's GIVING TUESDAY!! It is an opportunity for you to support us HERE to develop African talents like Paulina. Also, leverage your influence to change the lives of many young women in Africa following the below:

  • Give for HER - Go to our website and give any amount to be a friend of Yaa W.

  • Spread the word - Make the most of your investment in African women by participating in our campaign and reporting using our models. Here is the document that contains all you need to be a part of the campaign

  • Send us a video showing why you support our organization's mission and encourage others to join in. The video can be uploaded here.

  • Sponsor a Girl - No African woman should be denied the opportunity to learn and elevate herself here. Team up with us to sponsor a girl for a year and give her $250 so she can fulfill her dreams. You have the option to spread this by donating $20 monthly.

All of the donations go toward supporting the next set of African women in the technology and finance talent accelerator at Yield Accomplished African Women. All donations are tax deductible!


What will my donation be used for??

Your donation will help us in 2021 to:

  • Build the first fully integrated online learning and recruitment platform just for women

  • Expand our Professional STEM sorority chapter into another 20 universities.

  • Train and certify 10k women through our world-class conferences and talent accelerators.

  • Reach 6 more countries and 20 more markets within Africa

  • Employ continent-wide staff to propel our work.



Please do not hesitate to reach us here on any additional questions or additional information required.

Thank you for your great support and always remember “With education and professional development, we create economic and social opportunities that change lives”

The Future is African & Female! Invest in the Future Today!!


#yaashewill #africanwomen #womenempowerment #givingtuesday #Friendraiser


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