I’m not successful until millions of African children see themselves in books we’re creating – Deborah Ahenkorah speaks on Under 40 CEOs

Under 40 CEOs presents another inspirational episode featuring a lady from Accra in Ghana.

Deborah Ahenkorah is a social entrepreneur and literacy advocate. Starting her first education organization as a teenager, Deborah has spent the past ten years exploring solutions for eradicating childhood literacy challenges in Africa. She is the executive director and co-founder of the groundbreaking children’s literacy NGO, Golden Baobab, and founder of African Bureau Of Children’s Stories, a publishing and multimedia social enterprise.

Deborah was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. She attended Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania where she served as Co-Chair of the “Bryn Mawr’s African Students” organization. She was also the founder of Project Educate in Africa, and a resident consultant and participant in the Global Fund For Children and the European Union Parliament.

Ahenkorah was part of the Starting Bloc Fellowship and was also involved in the Goldman Sachs Women’s Summit. She has been named by the Echoing Green Fellowship as “one of the most innovative contributions to change in today’s world.” In 2013, Ahenkorah was part of the New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen.


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