Afua Osei

Co Founder, She Leads Africa


Afua is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a digital media company focused on young professional African women, where she leads the online team. She’s been all over the world with her career serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia, working in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, and working on more than 6 different political campaigns as a strategy and communications consultant.

She moved to Nigeria in 2012 to serve as a business and operations consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising large corporations and multinationals across Africa. She has a masters in public policy (MPP) and business administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago. She started SLA with a colleague from McKinsey and the two have since been named by Forbes Africa as 2 of the youngest power women in Africa (2014). Afua was also named by Ventures Africa as one of the top 25 African innovators to watch (2016).

Upcoming SMW Events


Past SMW Events

Bytes for Everyone: How Technology Can Create More Seats at the Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by Purple

Experience Stage Powered by Purple


Internet of Me Masterclass - Making Connections, Building Community & Sharing Your Voice

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosted by She Leads Africa

Masterclass Suite