The People Driving Change in Africa

Driving Change starts the new year with a new episode of our Made in Africa podcast series. Sarika Bansal speaks with Yawa Hansen-Quao about her work with Emerging Public Leaders and Leading Ladies Network.

Through this work, Hansen-Quao is helping build a new generation of public servants, particularly women, committed to social impact. 

She talks about how her college experiences led her to this work. She is passionate about addressing the barriers women and young people face as they seek leadership opportunities in the public sector. 

Have you missed the earlier Made in Africa episodes? These discussions with African visionaries whose work impacts the public good provide insights for all of us as we progress in our careers.

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng is a doctor who is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. She is the first woman, the first African, and one of the youngest people to ever serve in this capacity.


James Mwangi was one of the founders of the global consulting firm Dalberg.



Elizabeth Wangeci Chege is a champion of sustainable design and the founder and former chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society.



Chinny Ogunro has focused her career on building healthcare systems across Nigeria, Ghana, and other countries.



Bright Simons is a social entrepreneur and activist, who pioneered a technology that is transforming how Africans buy their medicines.



We look forward to bringing you more conversations like these throughout 2022. 

Arabella Meyer

Arabella is the Chief Content Officer of Driving Change. She also works with mission-driven organizations, helping them build strategy and content to tell their story and make change. With a background in communications, digital media, finance, marketing, and publishing, she has worked for Doubleday, AOL, Deloitte, John Jay College, Fountain House, the UN Development Program, to name a few. She is committed to bringing great talent into public service.

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