Rosalind Kainyah MBE Named as an International Women’s Forum 2021 Women Who Make a Difference

Ghanaian-born Rosalind Kainyah MBE

Rosalind Kainyah MBE, founder and Managing Director of Kina Advisory, has been named one of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) 2021 Women Who Make a Difference (WWMD).

The award was presented on November 5th during IWF’s virtual 2021 World Leadership Conference and Gala.

IWF is an organisation of over 7,500 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations, dedicated to building better leadership locally and globally.

The WWMD award has been in existence since 1987 and celebrates the accomplishments and contributions that IWF members have made to their communities and the world.

The Ghanaian-born Kainyah MBE is a trusted and sought-after advisor on Sustainability to global companies working in emerging markets, particularly in Africa. In addition, she is an experienced Non-Executive Director on boards in diverse sectors including energy, technology, mining and education.  

A strong advocate for gender equality and parity, Kainyah MBE is vocal about the potential of women. Devoted to nurturing female leaders, she said: “I am honoured to receive this incredible recognition from the IWF and grateful to my IWF Ghana sisters for nominating me.

It encourages me to carry on motivating and encouraging my peers, women who are already in leadership, and the up-and-coming generation of leaders, particularly those on the African continent and in the African diaspora”. 

Kainyah MBE said: “Countries will only realise the full potential of their human capital when everyone is equipped with the skills, resources and support they need.

 With the discussions currently taking place at COP 26, this is even more important as we focus globally on how to meet our current needs and to ensure that future generations can meet their own needs, all while doing what is right for our natural environment”.

She has led and supported a number of education related initiatives including:

  • the Tullow Oil Scholarship scheme, a £1.5 million a year scholarship scheme which ran for 4 years benefitting over 200 young people across Africa. 
  • Sabre Education, an early childhood education organisation working in close partnership with the Government of Ghana to deliver Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). 
  • the African Gifted Foundation’s African Academy Science Academy. A sixth form science academy based in Accra, Ghana, that educates academically gifted young women with a passion for Maths and Science from across Africa on full scholarships.  

Her work in promoting corporate social responsibility for the benefit of youth in Africa was recognised when she received an MBE from the Queen Elizabeth II in 2014. 

African Eye Report