This Trinidadian Social Entrepreneur Has Some Positive Words To Share

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).

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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 transformation.

Here is what Edwards said about her journey

This is me! I love the buzz and adrenaline from making a difference in lives and communities. I started out in accounting, but somehow corporate life for me, missed the feel of being in the community on the ground and seeing first hand the impact of the beauty of the human spirit!

I made the switch! I listened to my gut, paid attention to the calling. I came in the door as an accountant, moved into entrepreneurship support and now work with women and youths in schools, rural communities and developing countries mixing entrepreneurial and business support with a message of unconditional self love and living a life in love and personal power which we all possess!

This is now where the journey is at!

Professionally, I’ve travelled throughout countries such as the United Kingdom, Uganda, India, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Kenya working with women, training and developing polices and sharing lessons on the Journey.

I am love and I am here in service!

Story TEDxPortofSpain and Akosua Dardaine Edwards’ Website

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Tisha Ricketts
Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation
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