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Mavis Amankwah

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Mavis Amankwah
Born (1974-08-24) August 24, 1974 (age 49)
East London, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish-Ghanaian
🏳️ CitizenshipUK
🎓 Alma materMiddlesex University
💼 Occupation
👶 Children2
🌐 Websitemavisamankwah.com
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Mavis Maxine Amankwah, BEM[1] (born 28 August 1974), is a British entrepreneur and funding specialist.[2] [3] Amankwah is known as the CEO of Women Like Me.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Amankwah was born on 1974 in East London. After graduating from St. Angela’s High School in 1990, she enrolled in the Northeast College, where she did a diploma in ICT. In 2007, Amankwah pursued a bachelor’s degree in work-based learning at Middlesex University.[6]

Career[edit]

Amankwah started her career in 1995 as an IT administrator at UK Export Finance.[7] A year later, she joined a child support agency as a project manager, where she served for over two years.[8]

In 1998, Amankwah started working at City and Hackney NHS Trust as an IT specialist. After working for four years with this trust, she left to join Sleek International.[9] At this firm, she served as an ICT manager for over two years.[10]

Since 2001, Amankwah has been working at Rich Visions[7] & MA Communications and a Diversity and Inclusion specialist.[11][12][13]

In 2009, Amankwah also began serving as a marketing and business specialist for this firm and has since then helped multiple SMEs to gain traction for their businesses.[14][15]

In 2016, Amankwah established Women Like Me.[16] The organization has been offering programs on its application related to lifestyle and culture, such as workout routines, influencer marketing, business development, and others.[17] Amankwah is also a keynote speaker and has addressed several talks, workshops.[18][19]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner of the ‘Innovation Award’ GAB Awards, Media category, 2007[20]
  • Winner of the Black Business Award, Innovation category, 2008
  • Winner of the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Business’ Women In Enterprise award, 2010
  • Winner of the ‘Outstanding Career Achievement ’ Powersis Award, 2011
  • ‘Business Woman of the Year’, Women4Africa Awards, 2012[21]
  • ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, Women4Africa Awards, 2012
  • Winner of the Junior Chamber of Commerce ‘Outstanding Young Persons of The World’, 2013
  • Finalist of the Great British Entrepreneur Award, 2013
  • African Business Excellence Award, 2014
  • Finalist ‘Women’s Business Coach of the Year’ and ‘Motivational & Inspirational Business * Women of the Year’, Ebony Business Recognition (EBR) Awards, 2014
  • ‘Speaker of the Year’, iWOP, 2015
  • 100 Outstanding Africans Making a Difference, 2015
  • Finalist ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’ National Diversity Award, 2015
  • ‘Inspirational Award’ Back2Black Award, 2015
  • Finalist for Business Person Of The Year Newham Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • New Year's Honours, 2022[22]

References[edit]

  1. "Mavis AMANKWAH | British Empire Medal | The Gazette". www.thegazette.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  2. "Profile Mavis Amankwah managing director Rich Visions". prweek.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  3. "Mavis Amankwah becomes Positive Inclusions Business Ambassador | Positive Inclusions". web.archive.org. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  4. "The East London people who made the 2023 New Year Honours list". Newham Recorder. 2022-12-30. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  5. "'There was a gap in the market for a PR agency to build communications between public sector organisations and hard-to-reach communities'". the Guardian. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  6. "Mavis Amankwah, MD, Rich Visions - ReConnect Africa". www.reconnectafrica.com. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Motune, Vic (22 June 2020). "'I want to be the first black female Dragon on Dragons' Den'". mirror. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  8. "2012 JUDGES ‹ GUBA". web.archive.org. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  9. "ten years top pr chain". voice-online.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  10. "Delivery Partners". Start Up Loans Company. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  11. Howell, David. "Why Accidental Entrepreneurs Make The Best Micro Business Owners". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  12. "Comic Relief appoints Rich Visions raise awareness projects Africa". prweek.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  13. "5 minute interview mavis amankwah md rich visions". reconnectafrica.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  14. "programmes 8-debate". londonlive.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  15. Burn-Callander, Rebecca (28 April 2016). "Would your SME survive without your top staff member?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  16. "furlough flexible rules workers crisis". express.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  17. "wonder woman extraordinaire' mavis amankwah rich visions". ventures-africa.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  18. "mavis amankwah ghanas pr guru". mefirighana.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  19. "29 Framing stars future". prweek.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  20. "GAB Alumni - Mavis Amankwah and Susan Fajana-Thomas make New Year Honours list". Trumpet Media Group. 2023-01-02. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  21. "women4africa 2012 winners". women4africa.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  22. "Mavis Amankwah on her New Years Honours". AKADi Magazine. 2023-02-06. Retrieved 2023-08-02.

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