The Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development (MILEAD) Fellows has selected Ms. Mawuenana Ami Yomkepe, Founder and CEO of Afro Mod Trends, among 28 young women who have shown the promise, courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa.

The Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process and criteria based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.

A statement issued by Moremi Initiative for Women?s Leadership in Africa noted that Ms. Mawuenana Ami Yomkepe was selected for her outstanding achievements as an architect and a budding entrepreneur with a vision for societal change through fashion as a medium for impacting lives.

In an interview in Accra, Ami expressed gratitude to MILEAD for recognizing her efforts and selecting to the fellowship.

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Moved by a ?deep passion for entrepreneurship and job creation?, Ms Yomekpe said she made a bold move and launched her clothing line, Afro Mod Trends in September 2011 and has grown it into a recognized brand with clients all over the world.

Not only has Ami turned her passion into profit but she is also committed to helping many others to unlock their full potential.

Afro Mod Trends in partnership with Utopia-Wishlist (a volunteer organization focused on improving the education of poor and less fortunate children in society) is currently on a project dubbed Reading Club 2012/2013 at Omanjor D/A basic school at Ofankor, a suburb of Accra.

The Reading Club Project aims to improve on the students? written and spoken English by piquing their interest in reading, providing them with the required resources and organizing assisted reading sessions for the students with members of the organization.

From every purchase of a product from the clothing line, a contribution is made for the purchase of a book to support the Reading Club project.

Ms. Mawuenana Ami Yomkepe, the statement said, symbolizes the best and brightest African women who are working vigorously towards the economic transformation of the continent.

The MILEAD Fellows will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the 2013 MILEAD Leadership Institute- a three-week intensive training program, which will be hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

The Institute will serve as a platform for Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences necessary to occupy and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues critical to African women and their communities.

In addition to knowledge building lectures, skills-training workshops, teambuilding activities, role plays and other interactive activities.

Fellows will be mentored by experienced and accomplished women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders.

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