Swarthmore College

Bridget Boakye ’12, Age 28

“Engaging the African Diaspora to meaningfully address the challenges faced on the continent”

Co-founder, TalentsinAfrica and Writer, Amplify Africa

Location: Accra, Ghana


Bridget is a writer, activist and entrepreneur. Raised in both Ghana and the U.S., she is particularly interested in issues that draw on experiences, insights and values from both Africa and the African Diaspora. She built her early career around education, business and media in an effort to contribute to the development of her communities in the South Bronx and Ghana. She has worked as a high performing NYC math teacher, founding employee of innovative startups Shypmate, She Leads Africa and Babu Global- Ghana; and visionary founding partner of the African job platform, TalentsinAfrica, and customer review website, ChaleKasa. She is a proud Global Shaper, an initiative of the World Economic Forum; an Amplify Africa Fellow; and co-founder of the women’s content creators collective, Women’s Corner GH.

Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program, Yale School of Management
BA, Economics, Swarthmore College


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