At Yielding Accomplished African Women we believe in leaving a legacy in PEOPLE not in or through material aspects. We are training the next Fortune 500 CEOs, billion dollar founders, innovators and world class leaders with an integrous mindset and robust STEM skills. Hear more from a few of our fellows
After completing our in-person training boot camp, we then match our students to experiential learning experiences in the form of jobs, internships, real-time projects, and externships. Our results speak for itself:
have received internship/full time jobs in premier finance or technology firms
of these students have received 2 or more offers
of students have completed externships
Ophelia Boamah Ampomah
Software Engineer at Vodafone Ghana
Yaa W. means to me: a support system, a place of growth, endless opportunities and inspiration to be and to do more. I applied to Yaa W. because, in my bid to transition into tech from a liberal arts background, I knew I had to go through an institution and I saw a Yaa W. as just what I needed.
Through Yaa W. I’ve formed long-lasting friendships and built connections with other empowered ladies and amazing facilitators. I’ve been connected with great mentors and equipped with the relevant skills to standout wherever I might find myself. Now, I’m more than ready to step into the world of Technology and thrive!
Transaction Services Analyst at Ernst & Young
To me, Yaa W. means a home. A place of comfort, empowerment, peace and room for achieving future goals through education, training and building strong self-esteem. Through Yaa W., I received two internship offers in just 1 week after the program. Yaa W. has inspired me to challenge myself to try something new and take up greater opportunities in my career in finance.
Amma Owusu Addo
Financial Analyst at Stanbic Bank
To me Yaa W. is a social enterprise that teaches and helps young women understand what it means to be a woman of color in today’s global business environment and how to rise above the stereotypes and challenges we may face by equipping us with the necessary skill set and knowledge to ensure professional and personal success. Yaa W. presented itself as a great opportunity for self development and a platform where young women like myself can gain working, practical knowledge through the various tasks, activities & speaker sessions lined up.
This, coupled with my academic background in finance sparked my interest in the program & led me to put in an application. Through interactions with seasoned facilitators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and other university students from Ghana and beyond, Yaa W. laid a strong foundation for me and created an environment ample enough to further hone my teamwork skills and leadership qualities. Yaa W. not only met my expectations but gave me friends, taught me the relevance of networking, and most importantly helped improve my self-confidence.
Software Engineer at Bank of America
Yaa W. means to me a family of talented minds and great leaders making an impact in the world around us. It means great experiences of learning from each other, coaching, collaboration and mentorship. I applied to this program because I realized I had the wrong idea of what the real world what like transitioning from school to a career and was excited about an opportunity for young girls like myself to be equipped for the industry.
Yaa W. has given me valuable experiences and the essential professional skills to excel as a female in the male-dominated industry of technology. I have been inspired to become a confident and visionary leader. Being shaped to become a global leader, I have been transformed as an individual and empowered to take initiative, tap into the qualities that make me exceptional and create a change in the African continent and beyond.
Mmabila Deborah Azika
Emerging Public Leaders Fellow
To me, Yaa W is an inspiration and a home for every young woman who is ready to learn how to stand out and succeed in the field of finance and technology.I applied to Yaa W with a great expectation to acquire practical technical skills in finance. I am glad to say I have gained strong foundation in these skills and I hope to build upon them.
Through Yaa W, I have built self-confidence and I am inspired to go beyond my comfort zone. I am reminded every day that I have got more than I see and I am capable of making a change wherever I find myself.
Software Engineer at Makedu Consult
Yaa W. was the answer to the several puzzling questions I always asked about my career life after school, in one big package. Yaa W. was the turning point of my life, that was where I rediscovered myself and this set me poised for action in pursuit of my dream, which is in alignment with their vision.
It will be the torchbearer I will always look up to and as a matter of fact do everything within my means to ensure that it expands its tentacles to impart every single young lady’s life. Yaa W has given me another family with a common goal.
Through Yaa W, I can pretty much say that I have become a refined person who just doesn’t have the required skill sets needed in the corporate world, but has also developed a sentient attitude for human needs. Thank You Yaa W!