Deborah Ahenkorah

Deborah AhenkorahDeborah Ahenkorah is the founder and executive director of Golden Baobab, a social enterprise that “inspires our own writers to create our own stories and have incredible impact in education and literacy” in Africa. A developer of ideas into thriving operations, as she describes herself best, Ms. Ahenkorah has enthusiastic goals and a commitment to bettering education and life first in Ghana, then all over Africa. Through Golden Baobab, she leads a dream to fill the “global imagination” with African literature, sponsoring an annual competition for the best children’s stories from all over Africa. She has also recently launched a children’s publishing house based out of Ghana. Ms. Ahenkorah is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she started her first organization, Project Educate In Africa, a mission to collect books for education centers and libraries in Africa. Ms. Ahenkorah is an award winning social entrepreneur with accolades including the Echoing Green Fellowship and the Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship.