Akosua Dardaine Edwards has won awards for Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Trinidad and Tobago
and Caribbean Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year from the Global Innovation Partners and the
Caribbean Center of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL). She offers entrepreneurial and
business support with a message of unconditional self‐love and living a life in love and personal power.
Imagine Ugandan women, strangers until that moment, giving her an existential nudge: Who are you?!
In her second book, Nyabo (Madam)—Why Are You Here?, Akosua shares about her self‐discovery. Her
first book, What did I Learn Today? was published in 2013. In both, she explores self‐love and
As a gender and entrepreneurship specialist, Akosua is the founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project. It collaborates with women’s business support agencies, policy makers and women entrepreneurs worldwide. The programme focuses on enhancement, empowerment, exchange of ideas and experience, and best practices for women’s enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Akosua has travelled throughout countries such as Tanzania, India, Grenada, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda working with women and youth entrepreneurs. Being on the ground in communities to see “first‐hand the impact of the beauty of the human spirit” is what drove her to begin working in rural communities and developing countries.
With great joy, she looks forward to learning from each experience and connecting with those she meets during her travels.