Maame Afon is an internationally recognized thought leader and passionate advocate for women and girls. She is also an activist, coach/mentor, and facilitator who has moderated numerous programs including with MILT, Opportunity Collaboration and MasterCard Foundation Baobab Summit.
In her capacity as board chair of the African Women’s Development Fund USA, she guides the overall strategy and direction of the organization. She has translated her passion for transformative coaching, mentoring, women’s rights and leadership into her career and board service with organizations including the Global Fund for Women, We Care Solar (Board Chair), Cocoa360 (Board Secretary), Ghana Bamboo Bikes (Vice Chair), Days for Girls, Ghana, Street Business School, Women Leaders for the World Program, Nurturing Minds/SEGA, African Women’s Entrepreneurship Cooperative and African Philanthropy Network among others.
As a recording artist, Maame Afon uses the power of music to promote philanthropy and social justice. She holds a B.A. in French and Spanish and an M.A. in human rights, gender and international development. She has been recognized as one of the 18 African Feminists to know by For Harriet (2015) and featured in AfroElle Magazine (June 2015 Edition). She is a 2019 Rise Up Leader, a 2016 Cordes Fellow, a 2017 Hive Global Leader, and a 2009 WLW Fellow (How Women Lead). Maame contributed her story to We Will Lead Africa -Volume Two: Women (African Everyday Leadership Stories) –32 stories by 36 contributors, available now on Amazon. Maame Afon is the founder and lead trainer/facilitator of MILT, where partners and clients get to “Experience the MILT Edge.”