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Aisha Addo

Founder & CEO, Power to Girls Fdn. / DriveHER Inc.

Technology, Women in Tech, Diversity and Inclusion, Mental Health, Women Supporting Women, Mentorship and Leadership for Marginalized Girls, Entrepreneurship, Self-Improvement

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Aisha Addo on EMPOWERMENT and THE POWER OF WORDS

In this video Aisha Addo talks about EMPOWERMENT and THE POWER OF WORDS. Aisha's passion is empowering black and marginalized girls to reach their full potential and be leaders in society. Women supporting women, being careful of the words you use and empowerment are very important to Aisha.

Aisha is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Black Community Service. She was also named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and one of 100 Black Women to watch in Canada and among the 150 Black Women Making History in Toronto.

She founded Power To Girls Foundation, the non-profit organization to offer young girls mentors and role models that were absent for her growing up.

Aisha also founded DriveHER , the ride-sharing service for women by women.

How to deal with change and your mental health - Aisha Addo

It was our pleasure today to welcome back Aisha Addo. We interviewed Aisha last year about her foundation Power to Girls as well as “Drive Her” the drive service she launched with all female drivers.
We wanted to check back in with her in light of recent events and find out how it was impacting her.

She talked to us about Covid19 and how it has affected the Black Community as well as Black Lives matter and how it feels like the world is “catching up” to the issues of the black community.

Women-only ride-sharing service DriveHer launches Friday in Toronto

Pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests

Biography

Aisha Addo thrives on working to make the world a better place for women. Although she is a graduate in Business Administration Accounting, her dedication lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and reach their full potential. Addo founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models that were absent during her own youth. As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls, she uses her personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls she works with. Addo is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and was also named a Black Diversity Group Role Model, and One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada among the 150 Black Women making history in Toronto. DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is her latest initiative and the next step in her journey to continue to empower and protect women.

Expertise

  • Technology
  • Women in Tech
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • Women Supporting Women
  • Mentorship and Leadership for Marginalized Girls
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Self-Improvement

Education/Éducation

  • George Brown College
    Business Administration Accounting
    Business Administration Accounting, 2013

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