Akua A.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT | MICROFINANCE | GENDER EQUITY | PROJECT MANAGEMENT | CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Master's DegreeUniversity of Denver

United States

Summary

Passionate about economic development with focus in microfinance, gender equity, project management and corporate social responsibility. I have problem-solving skills through community outreach and research conducting needs assessment with multiple stakeholders through my Microfinance experience. I also have cross-cultural communications skills based on real contact with different cultures. Through my skills set I seek opportunities to explore different aspects of the above fields to expand my knowledge base and skills set. I seek to address the gap between gender empowerment and economic development through research and program management` to help analyze the issues as well as differences existing and finding solutions to bridge the gap in these interrelated sectors in development. EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Performed critical research and financial analysis of various microfinance institutions. Developed strong research skills’ resulting in business strategy and project management plans both individually and in groups as part of coursework. Presented research findings in in-class presentations both individually as well as in teams. PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS Detail oriented, driven, quick learner, resulted-focused and a critical thinker who enjoys learning and developing new skills. Supportive, collaborative team player who likes to organize and get things done in a timely and orderly manner. SKILLS Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) GoogleDocs STATA Salesforce

Experience

  • research & development
  • microfinance
  • development
  • gender
  • human rights
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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