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British Ghanaian Business Coach Receives MBE

AWARDED: Yvette Ankrah

YVETTE ANKRAH, business coach and consultant was awarded with an MBE for her work supporting women in business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017. It is the first-year that the honours have achieved 10% of awards being given to BAME individuals.

Yvette has been campaigning for more support for women in business and co-wrote the Manifesto for Women in Business in 2015. In addition, she has supported hundreds of women in business over the last four years as a former host of a network and through her Harlow-based practice.

Speaking on her MBE honour, she said: "I have been humbled and honoured to receive an award as part of the Queen’s birthday honours. As a coach to women in business, I am passionate about what I do but also campaign nationally and locally for women to get support in business. I do believe that even one person can make a difference."

Yvette has worked in marketing and business development for over 20 years. She trained as a journalist before moving into public relations and then worked in marketing and business development across the arts, voluntary sector and education sectors. She is also currently completing a PhD on the Ghanaian second generation.

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