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Women about Business

Women about Business

By MS.ABA & Kimberly Ofori

Women about Business is a weekly conversation led by noted young Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs MS.ABA, music artist and brand consultant and Kimberly Ofori a passionate entrepreneur and scale up consultant to empower global African women in their entrepreneurial journey.
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MS.ABA and Kimberly Ofori - You’ve Got The X-Factor! #WomenAboutBusiness
MS.ABA and Kimberly Ofori - You’ve Got The X-Factor! #WomenAboutBusiness
Got business plans? In this first special episode, Ms.aba and Kimberley Ofori give their tips and tricks on how to Channel your inner boss babe by shifting your mindset to manifesting and working hard for the things you desire. The goal is to help women reach their ultimate self. Many individuals who are deemed as successful have either worked for many years, come from a rich background, or just got lucky. Women are seen as timid and live in a man’s world, yet, there is so much potential on the scale of every entrepreneurial journey if there is the desire for more. Under the right guidance, these black queens educate women on how to find their authentic self. The importance of tailored questions, friendships, finances, lifestyles, fields of interest and goals are all highlighted. Watch the live episode on YouTube.
01:17:30
July 15, 2021
Roberta Annan – building creative business infrastructures #letstalkbusiness #globalcompetition
Roberta Annan – building creative business infrastructures #letstalkbusiness #globalcompetition
Time to talk to a woman in business who has dedicated her career and life to solving global challenges and producing innovative solutions for creative business owners. Roberta Annan (@roberta.annan) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Annan Capital Partners (ACP), a sector agnostic specialized Boutique Investment Company which was created to increase investment attractiveness to the African continent and encourage engagement in sustainable projects and businesses. Through her global actions, she finds ways to generate beneficial impact alongside investment in social and environmental issues for business owners in Ghana, predominately women in the creative business. Knowing the on-the-continent challenges women face like ageism, womanism and access to finance. She focuses on alternative investment to make it easier for other women to grow their business. Tune into this talk with Roberta and learn more about tackling the local challenges in the West-African creative industries.
01:00:28
July 01, 2021
Toyin Umesiri – Proving them wrong #BeingMarriedtotheBusiness
Toyin Umesiri – Proving them wrong #BeingMarriedtotheBusiness
Alongside Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori, joins Toyin Umesiri (@toyinumesiri), an all-rounder entrepreneur who gives true meaning to beauty and brains. Founder and CEO of Nazaru LLC, a trading company that connects global leaders to trade and invest in opportunities, she serves as business coach and trusted adviser to stakeholders around the world. Launching multiple global platforms and brands attracting and reaching the world's high profile political and business leaders, Umesiri, also owns a beauty brand called OMOOBA, offering ethnic beauty products for the modern woman. She is a problem solver who deals with problems at scale, and believes any individual has the potential to tap into their business creativity. She talks the importance of a community, whether people will speak of your success, and how movement is important to grow personal skills. Having skills and talent allows one to scheme efficiently. Stakeholders talk about what they want, but do not do the work to get what they want. There are endless opportunities in Africa if people pay attention. USA only contributes to 2% of trade, while Africa trades at 25%. African’s must pay attention to the global world, they must do the research and educate themselves to reach their potential. This truly stimulating podcast can serve as a basis for any individual who would like tips on how to position themselves in the business world, while learning to use the right language to attract investors in the diaspora world. Tap in to see how you too can elevate yourself in your desired field.
01:09:24
June 24, 2021
Ohemaa Adjhei Asante – How the World Grows #TheImportanceofBeingCommitted
Ohemaa Adjhei Asante – How the World Grows #TheImportanceofBeingCommitted
Trying to figure out the direction to head in as a young girl can be challenging for many. In today’s episode with Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori, special guest Ohemaa Adjhei Asante (@ohemaa-adjei-andoh), an entrepreneurial boss, talks making an impact. Founder of Girls in Science and Technology - a foundation with the aim of introducing young girls in their formative years to the endless opportunities in the STEM fields, she reignites the confidence needed for female entrepreneurs. Coming from an oil & gas industry background, she brings fresh perspective to the business industry. Her aim is to help women gain a place in male dominated industries, sharing from her own experience it is possible to reach the top if you believe in yourself and have the right guidance. Not only is she a great example of how one can challenge themselves in business, but she is a true pioneer as a leader. She talks the importance of strength, having balance, a good support system, tone of voice, and adapting to different personalities to be able to fit in anywhere. Tap in to see how you too can prepare yourself to break barriers in business.
50:04
June 17, 2021
Rochelle Clarke – Life is a Journey - Written Differently for Everyone #UnderstandingTheImpactOfABusiness
Rochelle Clarke – Life is a Journey - Written Differently for Everyone #UnderstandingTheImpactOfABusiness
Join today’s special episode with Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori, which centres around Rochelle Clarke (@rochelleclarke), an entrepreneurial boss, who is the brain behind SuccessionStrength – an advisory company that works with businesses, including families in business, on their Business Continuity and Succession with the goal of keeping their operations in existence for generations to come. Not only a CEO and author, but she been featured in Forbes and various media outlets. Clarke is a lady who shows you how to get it done. With her extensive knowledge in business, marketing communications and the entrepreneurial world, Clarke explains that entrepreneurship is a different journey for everyone. Entrepreneurs are the future of business and they must learn to utilise their corporate careers to their advantage. She emphasises that it is essential to trust your gut, but you must have a plan. Any business that wants to grow should not be treated as a hobby. Steps must be measured. Goals must be set. If a business does not guarantee safety and security then what is the point? Habits become a way of operating and that little conversation you think doesn’t make a change can have a big impact on the outcome of a business. Not only do we learn the ins and outs of business, but we also understand the barriers in business, how psychology affects business, and the role of leadership. Tap in to see how you too can secure business continuity.
56:37
June 09, 2021
Theresa Ayoade - Growing Your Influence #ThePowerofInfluence
Theresa Ayoade - Growing Your Influence #ThePowerofInfluence
Today’s special episode with Ms. ABA features Theresa Ayoade (@theresaayoade), a boss queen who truly knows how to get it done. CEO of Charterhouse Productions (Ghana), a platform dedicated to event production and public relations, she has over 20 years of experience is her field. Not only has she been in the entertainment business over a decade, hosting some of the most known events, but she has been called the most influential woman of 2019 in Ghana, nominated among the 30 'most influential' women in music, and been honoured in the creative industry for being a top innovative CEO. Many struggle when trying to decide how they can tap into their creative side, leaving them unfulfilled and on a hunt to soul search. Ayoade, drops her tips and tricks on how one can fill this void, finding what works for you, and realising that different businesses require different approaches. She emphasises the importance of having the skills required in ones desired field, and understanding how lack of data can affect the selection process. Not only do we see how hard work pays off, but also a women who wants to help other women reach their full potential. Her insights, influence, and what it takes to climb your way up in the creative industry, is the true meaning of a female leader. Tap in to see how you too can channel your inner boss babe.
01:06:56
June 03, 2021
Violet Awo Amoabeng– Did Someone Say Edible Skincare? #RawPureWild #innovationafrica
Violet Awo Amoabeng– Did Someone Say Edible Skincare? #RawPureWild #innovationafrica
Today we’re talking an unconventional topic that seems weird at first, but so highly good once you give it a try! Today’s episode focuses on special guest Violet Awo Amoabeng (@awothegreat), as she joins MS ABA. and Kimberley Ofori. Amoabeng is an entrepreneur who founded the company Skin Gourmet, an edible skin care brand with products sourced from the wilds of Ghana. So pure you can eat it(no jokes)! Amoabengs business focuses on steering and leading staff rather than profit. Amoabeng believes that in order for a company to have an impact and be successful long-term, the business must be driven by passion. She reflects on how at times it can be hard, and she even has trouble facing staff when she feels financial goals are not being met. However, because she is truly happy at where she is in her business, with a loyal team, she is still able to thrive. Not only do we learn from her the factors we feel impact our lives negatively or positively on a daily basis, but we also understand that working hard to make a dream come to reality will always produce a bigger return on investment. This episode shows one how risks can pay off, and that it is possible to do it and feel better than you expected. For tips and tricks on skincare production, building international relationships and why Made in Ghana products is the future, tap in to see how you too can channel your inner boss babe.
01:04:04
May 20, 2021
Shenin LeBrun – Making Bold Steps #ARealBossBabe
Shenin LeBrun – Making Bold Steps #ARealBossBabe
Making a bold step is something we all desire to make. However, when it comes to taking that leap it can be a bit scary as we tend to get lost when we think of the direction we should head in. This has become more apparent now more than ever, as “wasting time” is something we all wish to avoid. In today’s special episode MS ABA. and Kimberley Ofori, are joined by Shenin LeBrun (@sheninlebrun), a multi-dimensional entrepreneur that can be defined as a true hustler and coach. An all-rounder business woman who has the “Just do It” mentality, LeBrun is screenwriter and the Founder of Hustle and Heart – a consultancy firm that helps other women find their own passion to follow their dreams. She knows what it takes to capitalize on that hustle mentality and focuses on ensuring that you keep your eyes on your business goals by working from compassion, connection and consciousness. In this highly exhilarating episode which is the true definition of black girl magic, we see that trusting in the process and working hard will get you there. If you don’t do it, nothing will ever happen! Not only does this episode relight ones fire, but it shows that it is possible to do it and be even better in the current generation. Advice, guidance, experience and desire drive this episode. Tap in to see how you too can channel your inner boss babe.
54:53
May 13, 2021
Rosemary Dede – Growing in your authenticity #Goals
Rosemary Dede – Growing in your authenticity #Goals
Every woman deserves a sisterhood, whether it be your direct friends or family. MS.ABA is joined by well renowned super woman Rosemary Dede, founder of SheTribe and Social & wellness entrepreneur. In this special episode Rosemary Dede explains how being honest with yourself is what unlocks your path to life. She talks about quizzes such as personality tests and paying for the right coaching classes. How does one grow in an international working environment? How do you stay true to your authentic self? It is important for one to bridge the gap in their life when they feel there is a disconnect. However, many also don’t know how to. Rosemary Dede has lived her life by taking leaps of faith, networking in the right groups and tapping into how to channel multiple projects at once. The importance of support systems are highlighted, descriptive meanings of friendships when relating to business, lifestyles, and the returns that emerge from taking risks.
01:07:51
May 06, 2021
MS.ABA & Kimberly Ofori - Female leadership and staying ahead of the curve #SelfControlinBusinessisYourBestFriend
MS.ABA & Kimberly Ofori - Female leadership and staying ahead of the curve #SelfControlinBusinessisYourBestFriend
The ladies emphasize presentation and the use of right speech. If you are intentional with your appearance and look professional, you rightly command the attention of the desired setting you want to be in. When women in business are particular with their speech and know how to turn a conversation around to avoid getting too personal, you are able to utilize that business opportunity to your advantage. Additionally, the ladies discuss taking a conscious decision to follow women in business who provide mentorship and motivation. The true success of a business is measured by how people speak of you when you are not in the room. Any female who is able to sharpen her skills and work equivalently as well as men, or even better deserves that applause when she is not in the room. Many use their skills and talents to help other make their business a success, but these hosts are here to show that you can use those same skills to create your own business that puts you on your “A GAME”. The ladies emphasize presentation and the use of right speech. If you are intentional with your appearance and look professional, you rightly command the attention of the desired setting you want to be in. When women in business are particular with their speech and know how to turn a conversation around to avoid getting too personal, you are able to utilize that business opportunity to your advantage. Additionally, the ladies discuss taking a conscious decision to follow women in business who provide mentorship and motivation. Curious to learn more? Tap in to see how you too can set the tone, learn about the psychological impact we leave, and become your best female boss in 2021.
01:00:38
April 29, 2021
Vivian Acquah – Dealing with Imposter Syndrome #WeAllHaveInsecurities
Vivian Acquah – Dealing with Imposter Syndrome #WeAllHaveInsecurities
Confidence is key for any individual. No matter who you are or how talented you are, we all suffer from insecurities. In this episode of women about business, hosts Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori are joined by Vivian Acquah, Dutch-Ghanaian workplace wellness expert and strategic consultant discussing “imposter syndrome”. “imposter syndrome” refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. This usually happens when one is outside their comfort zone. T he ladies talk about how the environment you choose to stay in-whether personal or work related all play an effect on ones capabilities. Not only does Choosing the right workplace improve health mentally and physically, but it also has an effect on the quality of life you have. Acquah highlights that society as a whole is evolving and things are happening differently in the current generations which is totally okay. She emphasizes the importance of a good support system, taking the time to refresh & rest, and last but not least, taking risks regardless of the stigma attached by people or African culture groups.
55:18
April 22, 2021
Amma Gyampo – Building Ecosystems #BelieveInAfricanTalent
Amma Gyampo – Building Ecosystems #BelieveInAfricanTalent
Have you ever thought of how the impact of now will determine the future success of Africa? In today’s special episode Ms ABA and Kimberley Ofori, are joined by Amma Gyampo. All-rounder entrepreneur and business woman, Gyampo is a lady who knows how to do it all. Gaining the nickname “The Matchmaker”, Gyampo is the lady that promotes early state African investment opportunities to global investors. She is also the co-founder of ScaleUp Africa Ltd, an enterprise that promotes the growth of youth and African female-led ventures. In this stimulating dialogue; the ladies discuss how Africans must care about Africa. The youth of today are the future of Africa. Current entrepreneurs must pave the way that allows youngsters to become the next generation of Africa. Gyampo highlights that Africa has the resources but needs to learn how to utilize it. Africans must be willing to step up and invest into women and watch as this multiplies. A country that has money and equity must learn how to let that shine. Watch the live recap on YouTube. 
01:04:35
April 15, 2021
Meverly Adjhei Benjamin - Financial Stability and Independence #ManagingFinances
Meverly Adjhei Benjamin - Financial Stability and Independence #ManagingFinances
Dealing with racism is a constant struggle. Dealing with racial inequalities and a pandemic is even more difficult. How many of us can truly say we wake up every day to a happy life feeling fulfilled in their current job roles? Meverly Adjhei Benjamin, a financial advisor joins us to give tips and tricks on how to become successful as an African woman and gain financial independence. Besides only trying to do what makes you happy, it is important that any individual has the support system and guidance when trying to reach higher heights. Drive and determination are factors that are very important. A gentle reminder- People who do extraordinary things are people who never seek outsider’s validation.
01:25:39
April 08, 2021
Valerie Obaze– African made, globally recognized #FastPacedDynamics
Valerie Obaze– African made, globally recognized #FastPacedDynamics
Award winning beauty entrepreneur, Valerie Obaze (@valerieoba), founder of R&R Luxury, hailed as an ‘African skincare trailblazer’, is the special guest of today’s show. Not only is she a true inspiration to black women in business, but Obaze also shows how it can be done for the up-and-coming women in future, women already in business or anyone with an interest to grow in their professional lives. Alongside MS.ABA and Kimberley Ofori, Obaze discusses how one should spread their wings and fly. Starting only as a small business with one product, R&R Luxury has become an international success operating in Ghana, Nigeria & England. Obaze, has truly shown how one can flip passion into international success and make even more money in times of a pandemic. Obaze highlights the importance of having a team that can all bring something to the table, the right links, connections, mentors, and above all the faith you have in yourself. Join the ladies as they discuss business, timing & opportunity, African market and the bigger story. Curious to see the live video? Watch the live interview on YouTube.
55:10
April 01, 2021
Nana Akua Birmeh AGIA – Taking over male dominated industries #InAWomansWorld
Nana Akua Birmeh AGIA – Taking over male dominated industries #InAWomansWorld
The saying that always goes “it’s a man’s world, women just live in it” can officially be left in the past to collect dust. In this super exciting and highly knowledgeable episode alongside hosts Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori, joins Nana Akua Birmeh AGIA, founder of Archxenus, Ghana’s female dominated architectural empire that is taking the country by a storm. Birmeh noticed her capabilities when she worked and grew under the wings of a lady boss in the same industry. Branching into freelance, she shows all is possible when there is a will, a plan, determination and structure. Birmeh, dares one to think of the ripple effect. Not only is she a full-time mama and businesswoman, but she is also part of the very few companies which have been able to achieve a return of investment, with 50-52 employees in the first 5 years, crucial to a business failing or making it. Want to know more about how to navigate a world where men seem to rule? What it takes to build a good and respectable reputation in business? Join the ladies as they discuss business, life, and grasp an understanding of how Ghana works. Ghana works in a way that isn’t recorded in the books and can only be understood when one experiences it. Watch the live episode on YouTube.
01:06:41
March 25, 2021
Stephanie Adu – A Beauty Empire in Africa #BlackBeauty #BlackOwnedBusinesses
Stephanie Adu – A Beauty Empire in Africa #BlackBeauty #BlackOwnedBusinesses
This interview focuses on the rise of Stephanie Adu, a passionate entrepreneur who is the founder and Chief Executive of the award-winning beauty brand Colorbox Cosmetics Ltd. Stephanie has always had a passion for beauty and in 2014, moved to Ghana to launch her affordable luxury brand focusing on women of colour. Despite having a successful business, it hasn’t always been an easy road for Adu. Adu highlights the importance of being realistic with yourself, believing in the signs of life, your true capabilities, resilience and the level you are on the entrepreneurship scale. Interested in the beauty world and how you could bring your dreams to reality one day? Make sure to tune into this fascinating interview which talks beauty, background roots, drive and more.
01:08:11
March 18, 2021
Marian Spier – Using Social Entrepreneurship To Your Advantage
Marian Spier – Using Social Entrepreneurship To Your Advantage
How many people would want success if given the chance? In this special quarantine episode, Marian Spier joins us, to talk social entrepreneurship and how to make it work for you. All around social entrepreneur, consultant, CEO and founder TEDxAmsterdamWomen and FEM-START, an accelerator program for women entrepreneurs, there is nothing Spier doesn’t do. Spier explains how the right strategy can even make you more money in a time like the pandemic if you have the right approach. Africa has the most relevant women as entrepreneurs, being the only continent, which has equally as many entrepreneurs as men. Yet, the problem that stems is that many woman are scared to have a voice- they don’t truly believe in themselves, they have no support system, or unaware how to tap into their true potential. Learn more about creating an opportunity for yourself, having the drive, a great mentor, strategies, knowledge and goals.
01:11:36
March 11, 2021
MS.ABA & Kimberly Ofori - Starting well, your business and your next step!
MS.ABA & Kimberly Ofori - Starting well, your business and your next step!
Have covid-19 reflections spawned new resolutions for you ? MS.ABA and Kimberley Ofori talk about the effects the pandemic has had on their personal and business life. Sometimes it can really take life changing experiences to make you question are you really happy in your current life? Are you in your future desired state or are you just living in the state that you feel is expected from one. At times, no matter how successful one is, it can take a long time before you actually wake up and realise your current life role is not what your heart truly desires. You have to find the perfect balance between personal and business life as they depend on each other. Giving their tips and tricks that have centered around their own experiences, Ms. ABA and Kimberley Ofori talk overcoming intense pain, finding joy and loving yourself, finding the perfect balance between work & play, and remembering that when it’s all said and done health should come first. The importance of tailored self-questions are highlighted, believing in your dream but also being realistic of what you can truly achieve, lifestyles, and the rewards that can transpire from taking risks.
39:47
March 03, 2021