Maame Kwaaba Stephens graduated as a Valedictorian from Holy Child High School and continued on to SOS Herman Gmeiner International College both in Ghana, for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. She obtained a BA from Oberlin College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, both in the USA. She held many impressive leadership roles in school including being a Class Agent and the Vice President for her Senior Class and later served on the Board of Trustees in Oberlin College from 2001 till 2004 and most recently on the Board of SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College.
She is a Director with the Kaysens Group of companies and efficiently managed the company’s Telecom business the last 10 years. Prior to that, she worked as an Associate at General Electric’s (GE) Professional Management Development Program, (PMDP) and Assistant Brand Manager with Procter & Gamble (P&G) at the company’s Global Headquarters in Ohio. She has turned her passion – to travel and organize events – into a profit with Kwaaba Vacations, a destination management company.
Maame Kwaaba Stephens has found numerous ways to give back to society. She supports charitable organizations and numerous causes personally, through family, work, and other organizations, as her own way of showing appreciation to those who have helped her come this far. These include scholarships, community service, a mentoring program, employment opportunities and more.
She co-leads Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives within the Kaysens Group of companies. She is an Association Member for the SOS Children’s Villages in Ghana and has contributed tremendously towards the welfare of underprivileged children. Through Rotary, she has been very instrumental in launching and leading many initiatives and projects. Maame initiated, championed, and led The Rotary Nationwide Blood Donation Campaign – the first ever nationwide and largest blood drive in Ghana.
She is the Brand Ambassador for the National Blood Service, Ghana. Since her appointment in 2017, she has been instrumental in helping raise funds for initiatives for the National Blood Service, provided avenues to generate awareness on blood donation, organized mass mobile sessions and established relationships with numerous groups and organizations that have donated blood or supported the cause.
With her own funds and the help of generous sponsors, she has been able to execute a lot of initiatives and believes the establishment of Kwaaba Foundation will enable her do more for society in a more structured and impactful way.
Maame is the Nkosuohemaa (Queen Mother for Development) of Adeiso in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She is also an Eisenhower Fellow. Eisenhower Fellows are innovative global leaders of remarkable achievements, who positively impact society, with a zeal to do more.