About Leading Ladies Network
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About Leading Ladies Network

LLN supports women through programs and
resources that enhance their development as leaders. Through our interventions, we help fill Africa’s future leadership pipeline with women of competence and compassion.

Our custom StandOut Women’s Leadership Program is designed to address the peculiar challenges and seemingly insurmountable obstacles women face as they progress professionally. Studies show that targeted capacity building and coaching interventions are invaluable in equipping women to overcome the challenges faced.

Since 2012, LLN has delivered our custom StandOut program accompanied by personalized coaching services for women in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya.

Our clients include reputable entities such as United Nations, Barclays Bank, Vodafone, SSNIT, PwC, Government of Rwanda, Eskom South Africa, WIMBIZ Nigeria, Fidelity Bank, Volta River Authority (VRA) among others.

About Yawa Hansen-Quao

Our founder

Hello there! I’m Yawa Hansen-Quao and I’m passionate about helping brilliant, purpose-driven people achieve their dreams and goals.

I’m the Executive Director of Emerging Public Leaders where I lead a talented team that helps governments fill the future leadership pipeline with competent and ethical public servants.

I created the StandOut Women’s Leadership Program to strengthen the leadership skills of women striving for personal and professional success.

Through the StandOut Women’s Leadership Program, I have coached entrepreneurs, managers, CEO’s to think strategically about their future.

I’m also passionate about helping women gain board-level experience. For 3 years, I served along some of the world’s most admired CEO’s and thought leaders on the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Foundation Board; and I continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Ashesi University; an award-winning African liberal arts university.

As a Toastmasters certified Competent Communicator, I work as a speech coach, helping my clients find and use their voice as a force for good.

I also work with companies and individuals to deliver training programs that help build the capacity of high potential leaders.

Watch Yawa speak on why we must nurture a new generation of public servants in Africa.