Listen to Erika's interview on National Public Radio (NPR) on Chicago affiliate station WBEZ for the show Worldview:
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"One of my aims is to help narrow the divide between African and Western cultures by promoting cultural understanding, dialogue, increased trade and investment, and strategic partnerships for mutual benefit."
- Erika Amoako-Agyei
"As a Culture & Management Consultant, I draw from over fifteen years of business experience in the sub-Saharan region of Africa to help Western companies and individuals develop the knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills required to work effectively with people from African cultures."
- Erika Amoako-Agyei
Erika Amoako-Agyei is an experienced Cross-Cultural Trainer & Consultant, Speaker and Writer who works with global companies with existing or expanding operations in Africa. She has lived and worked professionally in more than six African countries. From her experience, she delivers cross-cultural training programs for executives, multicultural teams, expatriate families and international students. For nearly a decade, she worked internationally for the IBM Corporation, including several years in West Africa as a Regional Manager based in Ghana. She managed company operations in the West African region, overseeing multiple projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Cameroon. Her position requirements included regular rotations to IBM Africa head office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon returning to the United States, Amoako-Agyei became the Director of Corporate Relations for the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She later went into business for herself, founding a computer hardware and software consultancy providing independent consulting to Africa-based corporate, educational, and government clients. In the summer of 2011, she spent nine weeks touring Ghana on a national campaign trail as media spokesperson and personal aide for a presidential candidate. Drawing from her experience, she has written a businessperson’s guide to social and professional culture in sub-Saharan Africa, titled Business and Social Etiquette in Africa: A Guide to Understanding Culture and Business Practices (forthcoming in 2013). She is also the founder and editor ofAfrica Business Review: www.AfricaBusinessReview.net.