The DiaspoHer podcast celebrates the unfiltered journeys of African women across the Diaspora and continent by telling stories of African women by African women. These women are seasoned wonder women and Afriwomen millennials who are endeavoring in philanthropic efforts through their various spheres of influence. The DiaspoHer podcast is an Amplify Her Campaign series hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA).
The DiaspoHer podcast celebrates the unfiltered journeys of African women
across the Diaspora and continent by African women for African women.
These women are seasoned wonder women and afriwomen millenials who are
endeavoring in philanthropic efforts through their various spheres of
influence. Listen here and follow us on spotify and itunes.
Ambassador Dr. Abena Busia who is also a Professor at Rutgers University shares the importance of telling our stories as African women especially in places people assume we have no right to be. Abena shares the importance of creative expression, faith in journeying through her life transitions. She shares advice to the younger generation.
Maame begins her story by talking about the importance of ensuring the voices and contributions of African women living in the Diaspora are visible by amplifying their achievements as well as the struggles. She shares her selfcare routines to avoid burnout and how she shows up as a whole woman in the world.
Obenewa shares her experience in being bold in her identity as an African woman and the importance of speaking up at tables we deserve to be at with individuals that sometimes seek to silence us. Obenewa beautifully speaks about the importance of leading the process in creating safe spaces for people to show up as their full selves.
Dr Ampadu shares the importance of sisterhood and the need to be able to give constructive criticism as well as support to each other. She shares what happens when sisterhood ties are broken due to one sided relationships and how she healed from and overcame those challenges in her sisterhood relationships.
Francess Nana shares the beautiful complications of living in between two worlds as an African and as an American on American soil. She speaks about the asset African women have adaptability which will be critical in this season and in the post COVID-19 world. She encourage young women to work on their strengths whilst identifying their gaps and working across networks to develop those gaps into new skills.
In this episode Moiyattu Banya-Keister shares a very pivotal point in her life where mentors were critical to her make or break. Moiyattu shares why it is so important to have mentors who are integral to growth and to her journey as a black African woman living in America.