Girls+ Board Members

Asmaa James

Founder

Ms. James is the Executive Director of the Asmaa James Foundation, immediate past President of Women in Media SL, and she is former Vice President of Sierra Leone Reporters Union. She is a member of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists and a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow under the Young African Leadership. In 2014 Ms. James was recognised as the Most Outstanding Female Journalist in Sierra Leone by the Independent Media Commission.

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Yakama Manty Jones

Member

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Jones co-founded the Peninsular Innovation Group with her husband Herbert Durosimi Jones. Combining her love for learning and education, Dr. Jones founded the Yak Jones Foundation. The Yak Jones Foundation promotes literacy by bringing the culture of reading among children in Sierra Leone.

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Nicky Spencer-Coker

Member

She’s an inspirational advocate for the empowerment of women and girls and is the current Vice-President for L.A.W.Y.E.R.S (Legal Access for Women Yearning for Equality, Rights and Social Justice)- the female lawyers organization and President of PowerWomen 232- a network of female professionals and entrepreneurs.

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Andrew Lavali

Member

Mr Lavali brings 20 uninterrupted years of experience in supporting women and girls in the field of governance, livelihoods, health and education.

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Bai Sheka Conteh

Member

His particular area of expertise centers on Administration and Finance Sector in developing and strengthening good administration, human resource management, Procurement and Supply Chain and good principles of Budgeting, financial management and Reporting. Mr. Conteh also support and propagate women and girl child issues. 

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Fatima Sesay

Member

Fatima is passionate about hard work, empowerment, career development, logistics and supply chain management and has followed through on her ambition to become a job creator, creatively and dependably supporting youths and growing her businesses with aim of expanding across the continent in the future.

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