My Story of Inspiration



“Jack of all trades, Master of none” is a saying that resonated so much with me during and after my undergraduate studies."


I had so many fields of interest in the tech industry. Before my final year in school, I was sure I wanted to be a front-end web developer. But by the time I was graduating, I had switched entirely to machine learning and data science after which I landed a job as a mobile applications developer. For as long as I could remember, I was torn between being a software developer and a machine learning engineer. While being both of these things is totally possible, I was at the beginning of my career and needed to make a decision about which of the two domains to further my education in.

I am so grateful I found Yielding Accomplished African Women's Women In Machine Learning Conference at the time I did. Attending the conference for me meant more than just gaining training in machine learning and the opportunity to network. The conference gave me the opportunity to make a decision about my career and life in general. Out of that conference, I found the courage, motivation, and strength to decide that being a Machine Learning Engineer and Data Scientist is really what I wanted.

Yielding Accomplished African Women gave me the push I needed at the right time in my career to go down the Machine Learning path. The success stories of the women like me who had found their standing in the machine learning industry pushed me to apply for the master’s degree in Applied Machine Learning I am currently pursuing. I would forever be grateful for that push. - Emmanuella Ametsi


Yielding Accomplished African Women believes women like Emmanuella are the essential driving force to making a difference in the professional world. They provide the ideal starting point for women in finance or technology.


Today, we are asking you to invest in building the equitable future we want by clicking here


This is another way to help! Join the campaign and share for others to join 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 fulfill her dreams. You have the option to spread this by donating $20 monthly.

100% 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!




Below are what your donations would do

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

Thank you for your great support and always remember “If development is not engendered, it is endangered.”

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


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My Story of Inspiration


“Nothing hurts more than being laughed at for something you have

little control over."


My name is Abena Pokuaa Bandoh and I have always been plump since I was young. I used to be laughed at. I was forcefully nicknamed " Obolo (big)", " Biggie ", among others. Even though I was the smartest girl in class during my primary school days, I used to have very low self esteem. I would always hide at the back of the class. Up until my final year in high school, I sat at the back of the class. I was never truly happy with myself.


Fast forward into Senior High School, I decided to change the narrative of who I am and who I wanted to be. So, I embarked on a weight loss journey in a search for my self esteem. In addition to that, I took up a prominent leadership position as the senior girls prefect as a starting journey of confidence, acceptance and courage. Continuing this journey, I began my collegiate career at Ashesi University in Ghana. This pursuit was meant to help me discover myself and build my career. Yet, I got intimidated by the way people described my physique and I was back to hiding my personality and the talents that I had to offer. I thought I was doing myself a favor by hiding from opportunities, participating and involving myself in activities. I did this as a way of preventing embarrassment.

Applying to Yielding Accomplished African Women has been a life transforming experience. It has taught me self fulfillment, acceptance, determination and success. I learned the things I have to focus on as a burgeoning woman. It has empowered me not to allow the negative norms and the views of society to define who I am. I can be anything, irrespective of how I look or who I am. Being smart wasn't enough to push me to the top. But having the energy, drive and the skills is what I needed to reach higher heights in my career and life. It was what I needed to be fulfilled and I received that at the Yaa W training camp. I want to encourage other young women to not allow societal stereotypes of an ideal woman to be a barrier against their success. I want to be an example of this by being a successful investment banker.” - Abena Pokuaa Bandoh

This is what Yielding Accomplished African Women stands for. We discover African talents, nurture and develop their potentials to be of great benefits to their communities, countries, Africa and the world at large.


We believe with your support today we can nurture the potential of African women like Abena. 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 help us in 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 always remember “If development is not engendered, it is endangered.”

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


#yaashewill #africanwomen #womenempowerment #giveforher #Friendraiser


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My Story of Inspiration




“The prospect of occupying leadership positions and impacting lives in the process has always been my lifelong dream.''

I believed that setting the tone at the top and driving change through effective leadership was the best way to help people and encourage girls to aspire to be more.

This singular thought pushed me to aspire and achieve leadership roles such as Head Prefect in Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School and Deputy Electoral Commissioner in University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).

Fast forward to my final year in University, I came across Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W) through a friend at a time when authority began to mean less to me because of all the unfulfilled standards I had set for myself. She encouraged me to brave through the interview, go through the program, try unpacking my vision through Yaa W’s lens for a change; and I never regretted ever since.

At Yaa W, I found a second family, a higher depth of exposure for leadership, and confidence to believe that my efforts can contribute in a large way to a more powerful view of girls and women in society. That my quota mattered in the grand scheme of things and others as well, as long as you believe and work at achieving those dreams in the right manner.

The grueling training program reminded me of how indispensable teaming, hard work and determination are in any project or workplace scenario (ingredients to success) and after living by these standards, I was rewarded with multiple work offers at prestigious organizations after graduating” - Odette Nana Braso Akwaboah

The efforts of Yielding Accomplished African Women to build the largest ecosystem of developers and financial analysts will never stop! We believe in nurturing and building up women like Odette, who are the future!!

We want you to support us on this course by giving today. Alternatively, 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 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 let us know if you have additional questions or if additional information is needed.

Thank you for your great support and always remember “If development is not engendered, it is endangered.”

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


#yaashewill #africanwomen #womenempowerment #giveforher #Friendraiser


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