Curator's Corner

Shapers Profile:

Shaper: 

Ama Frimpomaa Adjei Ayim

Title: 
Founder & President
Organization: 
Heels & Boots International
Contact:
About me:

Ama Frimpomaa Adjei Ayim is a Management Consultant & an Entrepreneur with over six years working experience in E-commerce Technologies, Engineering & Project Management doubling as a Project Manager for an Engineering Consultancy Firm with focus on providing cutting-edge solutions to Infrastructural Development issues in Ghana.

Currently the incoming Curator for Global Shapers Ho Hub, winners of the Coca Cola Shaping a Better Future grant 2016, Ama is the Founder & President of Heels & Boots International (@HBI_grp), an inspiring women-led start-up social enterprise in Ghana with a vision and an innovative approach to solving some of Ghana’s socio-economic issues. HBI seeks to empower rural under-privileged women with requisite skills in Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, financial literacy as well as dealing with life and health matters.

HBI recognizes that 95% of the young girls mostly school-drop-outs migrating from the North to the Capital City, Accra, are faced with difficult challenges which exposes them to many social vices. HBI hopes to enable these young women find the best reason to go back to their various communities well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to help build their society.

Presently, HBI provides adult education literacy classes in Maths & English for these girls and plans to establish sustainable agricultural production farms in support of Ghana Government's Planting for Food & Jobs initiative and the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture.

She is a Co-Founder and the Global Media & Public Relations Director for Kairos Ladies Network (KLANET), an NGO made up of professional ladies engaged in mentoring, coaching and empowering young girls in Senior High Schools to make meaningful contributions to their communities through agribusiness and entrepreneurship.

She is a registered member of the North American Women's Association Ghana (@NAWAGhana), a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting friendship and cultural activities among women of all nationalities residing in Ghana, and supporting charitable projects in Ghana.

Ama holds a BSc. Information Technology & Project Management from Methodist University College Ghana and is a Champion for Change Leader in Agriculture, an award presented by AfricaLead/USAID.

She was awarded a scholarship to participate in the Advanced Information Communication Technology Training (AICTT) in the Gambia, an opportunity to advance her theoretical and practical knowledge in ICT. The aim of the Camp was to bridge the digital divide through capacity building in the ECOWAS Sub-Region.

Having been selected to participate in the Adansonia Entrepreneurship program 2017 at Bocconi University, Italy, a program which trains African Entrepreneurs and connects them to international investors, Ama hopes to gain vast business ideas and networks.

Expertise: 
Business and Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Social Enterprise | Politics and Public Policy | Education | Finance and Economy | Arts and Culture | Media | Science and Technology | Sustainability and Environment | Human Rights | Law | Health and Medicine | Fashion