Akosua Dardaine Edwards
Akosua Dardaine Edwards has won awards for Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year from the Global Innovation Partners. She was named as one of the 2019 Women’s Economic Ambassadors by Diversity RD Global.
Imagine Ugandan women, strangers until that moment, giving her an existential nudge: Who are you?! In her second book, Nyabo (Madam)—Why Are You Here?, Akosua shares about her self-discovery. Her first book, What did I Learn Today? was published in 2013. In both, she explores self-love and transformation.
As a gender and entrepreneurship specialist, Akosua is the founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project. It collaborates with women’s business support agencies, policymakers, and women entrepreneurs worldwide. The program focuses on enhancement, empowerment, exchange of ideas and experience, and best practices for women’s enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Akosua has traveled throughout countries such as South Africa, India, Grenada, Kenya, Uganda. St Vincent and the Grenadines, Columbia, Zimbabwe, and Trinidad and Tobago working with women and youth entrepreneurs.
Being on the ground in communities to see “first-hand the impact of the beauty of the human spirit” is what drove her to begin working in rural communities and developing countries. With great joy, she looks forward to learning from each experience and connecting with those she meets during her travels.