Latest on HuffPost: “Meet Stephanie Kimou, The Ivorian CEO Who Is Empowering Africa’s Most Precious Resource: Its Population.”

Stephanie Kimou, 30, was tired — tired of the stereotypical rhetoric and imagery about Africa; tired of not seeing Africans in leadership positions; and was very tired of hearing the racist microaggressions from her white colleagues in the international development sector about Africa and African people. Tired of being sick and tired, Kimou (who hails from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire) took a courageous chance to change her dilemma: she quit her job and created PopWorks Africa, an organization that empowers Africa’s most precious resource — its population — from the perspectives and politics of its people. Serving as lead consultant and CEO, Kimou works to address Africa’s most pressing challenges by crafting effective programs that support the socio-economic advancement of African people. Read more at HuffPost.

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